Pisgah Timber Harvest On Hold

Due to the unusually warm and wet weather this winter the timber harvest at Pisgah has been put on hold until the conditions are more suitable, possibly not until dry weather next summer.  Find the latest updates at: http://www.nhstateparks.org/news-and-events/projects/pisgah-timber-harvest.aspx

Thanks!

Inge Seaboyer
Forester III
NH Div. of Forests & Lands
Forest Management Bureau

FOP February Trail Maintenance

02/20/2016 - 10:00am
02/20/2016 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

Due to this Saturday's forecast of 10 F high temperature we are postponing our maintenance day until Saturday, February 20th.

So stay warm this coming weekend and we hope to see you at the Kilburn Trail Head on Route 63 in Hindale at 10:00am.  We plan to build a bridge on the west side of Kilburn Pond.

Bring gloves, water, lunch and tools or use ours.

For more information…… call John Herrick (603) 256-6301 or Kim Nilsen (603) 355-7604.

Friends of Pisgah Second 5K/10K Trail Race/Walk

05/14/2016 - 8:00am
Etc/GMT-4

FUN FOR FAMILIES AND ATHLETES

T-Shirts to the first 150 registrants

Friends of Pisgah Membership free to all registrants

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Pisgah in their advocacy of Pisgah State Park.

Horseshoe Road Timber Harvest Starts 01/14/2016

The timber sale off Horseshoe Road is starting 01/14/2016.  The link below will take you to to the Div. of Parks webpage which will follow the
harvest.

https://www.nhstateparks.org/news-and-events/projects/pisgah-timber-harvest.aspx

Thanks!

Inge Seaboyer

Forester III

NH Div. of Forests & Lands

Forest Management Bureau

Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest

603.464.3453

Ingeborg.seaboyer@dred.nh.gov

foxforest@dred.nh.gov

January FOP Trail Maintenance

01/09/2016 - 10:00am
01/09/2016 - 2:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

Due to the icy conditions of the trails there will be no Friends of Pisgah trail maintenance this Saturday.

For more information…… call John Herrick (603) 256-6301

November 2015 Trail Maintenance at FOP Dort Property

On Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 am the Friends of Pisgah met to install a 20 foot 18" diameter culvert near the lean-to they constructed two years ago on the Friends of Pisgah Dort property in Chesterfield.
John Herrick used his tractor to lower the culvert into the ditch he had dug the previous week. Iva Wood, Art Susmann, Kim Nilson, Jon Knickerbocker, David Weisel and John Hudachek moved stones around the ends of the culvert to hold it place while John covered the culvert. We envision this will dry the wet area on the trail to the lean-to that was always soggy to walk through.
After the culvert was installed we hiked to a new vista John has opened that looks north toward Chesterfield Village. After a lunch behind some rocks to escape the wind we clear a trail from this vista to the trail connecting the lean-to to the Davis Hill trail.
John Hudachek
Click here to view photos by John Herrick

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - December 12, 2015

10 volunteers, Kim Nilson, Jon Knickerbocker, David Weisel, Matt Edson and his ATV, John Herrick and his tractor, Abe and Gabe Howe, Krister Raasoch and dogs Art and Harry, Doug Favreau and dog Hermes and John Hudachek and Pisgah State Park Manager Whip Newell met on a warm Saturday, December 12th at 10 am at the Kilburn trailhead in Hinsdale. The goal of the day was to clear as many culverts and trails as possible.

We split into four groups.

David, John Hudachek, Doug and Hermes hiked the Kilburn loop opening all culverts. We also removed all branches and trees from the trail including three 8"-12" diameter trees that we cut with handsaws. Lunch break was taken on a sunny rock overlooking a pond on the southeast side of the loop. We returned to the parking lot at 2:20 pm.

John Herrick, his tractor and Whip drove down to the Kilburn loop where they were last seem ditching a pond in the trail.

Matt, Abe and Gabe drove the ATV up the Davis Hill and Hubbard Hill trails returning via Reservoir Trail and Baker Pond trails.

Kim, Jon Knickerbocker, Krister, Art and Harry drove up to the Horseshoe trailhead where they cleaned culverts and trails.

Thanks to all for a very productive work day!

John Hudachek

Click here to view photos by John Herrick

FOP Annual Meeting November 10, 2015 Minutes and Pictures

The FOP met at the Community House in Hinsdale on Nov 10 for its Annual Meeting. About 2-dozen members and guests attended. President Matt Edson called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm. Matt gave about a 10-minute summary of the activities of the FOP, particularly in trail work, this year.

Eversource Replacing High-tension Tower off Reservoir Road

11.9.15
- Eversource Energy will be replacing a high-tension tower off Reservoir Road in Pisgah State Park starting this week. The company will be building an access road to the tower site to conduct the repairs; the road will be closed out after the work is complete. Visitors to the park will see trucks, equipment and materials entering the trailhead off Route 119 and on Reservoir Road for the next two weeks.

Sorry for the short notice, just got notice they had started up. Thanks!!!!

Inge Seaboyer

Program Forester

Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest

603.464.3453

Ingeborg.seaboyer@dred.nh.gov

foxforest@dred.nh.gov

October 2015 Trail Maintenance

New Bridges Grace the Pisgah Ridge Trail

Over the course of the last few weeks, volunteer crews have disassembled and rebuilt several new spans on the Pisgah Mountain Trail, added a long board walk alongside a wetland along that same pathway, and raised and firmed up a bridge on the Dogwood Swamp Trail, a span whose northwestern footing had been undermined by the stream beneath causing the deck to pitch and fall Several weeks ago, volunteers hauled a good deal of new pressure treated material, sufficient for two separate spans, from the Kilburn parking lot and up to the Pisgah Mountain Trail worksite, using pickups, and an ATV machine and cart. Sometimes utilizing the winch on the ATV, the crew was able to get all the materials and tools up to the lower construction site without too much additional hand-carrying.