July 15th Friends of Pisgah Trail Maintenance

07/15/2017 - 10:00am
07/15/2017 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4
The Friends of Pisgah are meeting at the Horseshoe Road Trailhead in Chesterfield Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the Hubbard Hill and Davis Hill trails. We would love to have help moving trees and branches off of the trails, opening paths for water to drain off the trails, cleaning culverts and clearing leaves and debris off of bridges so they can dry out.  We also plan to remove the old wood trail signs and put up the new white signs.

Prepare for mosquitoes and deer flies.  Bring water and lunch.  Bring your own tools or use ours.

Summer 2017 Update Posted

The Summer 2017 edition of Update the Friends of Pisgah newsletter has been posted.  Click the Newsletter tab to check it out.

FOP 3rd annual Run in the Park 5K/10K Trail Race/Walk - May 27th

Well it’s official; the 3rd Annual Run in the Park is in the books.  Saturday May 27th was the day which turned out to be a pleasant sunny day.  Leading up to race day there had been plenty of days of rain which has been our spring trend this year.  The rain and lack of sun made for some muddy slippery conditions which made the terrain a bit more challenging.  All in all feedback was that it was still a good day to be out enjoying the park and miles of trail.

June 10th Trail Maintenance Gathering Spot Changed!

06/10/2017 - 10:00am
06/10/2017 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

The Friends of Pisgah are meeting at the Route 119 Trailhead in Hinsdale Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the south end of the Reservoir Trail. We are going to attach signs along the trail, move trees and branches off the trail and open paths for water to drain off the trails.

Prepare for sun, black flies and mosquitoes and bring water and lunch.  Bring your own tools or use ours.
See you Saturday!

May 13th Park Workday

The Friends of Pisgah met at the Horseshoe Road Trailhead in Chesterfield Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the upcoming 10K race loop (mostly Reservoir, North Ponds and Lily Pond Trails). Numerous trees and branches across the trails were removed and paths opened for water to drain off the trails.

We broke up into 3 groups.  Doug Favreau, Iva Woods and Sherisa Sterling cleared the northern section of South Woods Trail, the Habitat Trail and Lily Pond Trail.  Jon Knickerbocker, John Herrick and Park Manager Whip Newell cut tree on the south end of Lily Pond Trail.  Matt Edson, Jack Kondos and John Hudachek cleaned the Reservoir Trail down to North Ponds Trail. The intersection of North Ponds Trail and the Reservoir Trail was cleared and new signs made by Whip installed.  Much pooled water was drained.

The black flies were fierce at the trailhead, but diminished in the park interior.  We were all done and on our way home by 2:30.

John Hudachek

FOP Run in the Park 5K/10K Trail Race/Walk Results

Thank you to everyone who came out on a busy Memorial Weekend to
support the Friends of Pisgah and enjoy the day with us.  We had a
beautiful day with a few days of rain before that made for some slippery
trail conditions.  All in all feedback was that it was still a good day
to be out enjoying the park.

We are happy to tell you that results are posted and can be found at http://results.active.com/events/3rd-annual-friends-of-pisgah-5k-10k-trail-race-walk.  

In the coming days be sure to check out the Friends of Pisgah Facebook page www.facebook.com/FriendsOfPisgah/?ref=bookmarks.for race pictures.  

We hope to see you again next year and be sure to invite your friends for even more fun.

Thank you,

Friends of Pisgah

Pisgah State Park Open for All Activities

Whip Newell, the Pisgah State Park Manager, informed us today, May 25, 2017, that the park is now open for all activities.

May 13th Friends of Pisgah Trail Maintenance

05/13/2017 - 10:00am
05/13/2017 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

The Friends of Pisgah are meeting at the Horseshoe Road Trailhead
in Chesterfield Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am to work on the
upcoming 10K race loop (mostly Reservoir, North Ponds and Lily Pond
Trails). Most trees across the trails have been recently removed, but
with May high winds more will down and/or leaning across the trail.  We
need help moving trees and branches off of the trail and opening paths
for water to drain off the trails.

Prepare for black flies and bring water and lunch.  Bring your own tools or use ours.

Clifford W Struthers, Jr. Passes

Clifford W Struthers, Jr., who died on March 21, 2017, was a long time active member of the Friends of Pisgah including serving on the Council. Cliff assisted Park Manager, Norma Reppucci, in maintaining the park using his tractor to grade roads.  He also surveyed and mapped the historical sites in the park.  He will be missed.

See the attached obituary for details.

Pisgah Parking Lots Plowed

Whip Newell, the Pisgah Park Manager, informed us this morning that all Pisgah trailhead parking lots were plowed Thursday, March 16th.

Enjoy the snow!