Monadnock Happy Trails Workday

10/18/2014 - 9:00am
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The Monadnock Happy Trails Association (MHTA) plans to meet at the Pisgah Visitor Center at 9 am and work on the Snow Brook Trail (Whip will do chain saw work and supervise).  If we finish that we will move on to Orchard Trail as we understand that has not been worked on in quite some time.  Of course, bring tools, lunch, etc.   

MHTA is a non-profit equine pleasure trail riding club servicing members in the Southern NH/Northern MA area.  MHTA offers its members informative speakers, friendly advice, and scheduled trail rides throughout the riding season. Meeting the first Monday of every month at the Swanzey Congregational Church and welcoming new members any time of the year.
 
Check out the MHTA web site: www.mhta.yolasite.com

Kilburn Bridge Rebuild 2014-08-16

Laura Susmann, Jim Schfield, David Weisel, Krister Raasoch with Harry and Art, John Hudachek, Matt Edson, John Herrick and his John Deere tractor and Pisgah State Park Manager Whip Newell met at 9 am on Saturday, August 16th at the Kilburn Trailhead in Hinsdale. The goal of the day was to rebuild the decking and hand rails on the bridge on the northeast corner of the Kilburn at the end of the Kilburn Road.

First the old stringers were removed and the new stringers set into place.  We replaced the decking and hand rails with new lumber provided by the state that had been already cut and transported close to the bridge.  Gary Montgomery arrived around 1:00 to assist. We were done by 3:00 and back to our vehicles by 4:00.

Later Matt Edson and Gary Montgomery returned with additional lumber
and built the ramps and improved the tops of the hand rails.

Thanks to all for a job well done!

John Hudachek

Click here to view photos by John Herrick

Click here to view photos by John Hudachek

Vehicle Break-ins Reported at Kilburn Parking Lot and John Hill Road

Vehicle break-ins at the Kilburn Parking Lot have been reported to have occurred this past weekend.  Two on Saturday, September 27th and one on Sunday, September 28th.  Broken glass was also found in the parking lot on Saturday, September 20th.

It was just reported by Whip Newell, Pisgah Park Manager, that a van parked on John Hill Road in Winchester was broken into and a pistol stolen on Saturday, September 27th.

Pisgah State Park Management Plan Changes

09/24/2014 - 1:00pm
09/24/2014 - 4:00pm
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A meeting of the Pisgah State Park Steering Committee and Technical Team to discuss proposed changes to the current Pisgah State Park Management Plan will be held on Wednesday September 24, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm at the NH Fish and Game Region Headquarters located at 15 Ash Brook Court in Keene, New Hampshire. The public is invited to attend.

Click to view the announcement.

Pisgah Historic Sites Map

Map of Pisgah Historical Sites

Friends of Pisgah August 16th Bridge Rebuilding

08/16/2014 - 9:00am
08/16/2014 - 2:00pm
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Meet at the Kilburn Trailhead on Route 63 in Hinsdale at 9AM. We are going to rebuild the bridge on the northeast corner of the Kilburn Loop at the end of Kilburn Road.  New stringers will already be in place.  We will replace the decking and hand rails with new lumber provided by the state.  The lumber will already be cut and will be transported close to the bridge.

Bring bug spray, gloves, lunch & water.  We will have required tools.

For more information…… call John Herrick (603)256-6301 or Gary Montgomery (603)363-8420.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance 2014-07-12

Lauren Canario, Jim Johnson, David Weisel, Doug Favreau and his dog
Hermes, Matt Edson, John Hudachek, Gary Montgomery and Pisgah State Park
Manager Whip Newell met at 8 am on Saturday, July 12th at the Pisgah
Visitors Center in Winchester.  The goal of the day was to rebuild the
decking and hand rails on the second bridge from the south end of the
South Woods Trail.

Friends of Pisgah July 12th Trail Maintenance

07/12/2014 - 8:00am
07/12/2014 - 2:00pm
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Meet at the FOP Visitor Center on Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester at 8AM on Saturday, July 12th. The Visitor Center is located in the southeast corner of the park see http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/PisgahSumrMap.pdf.

We are going to rebuild a bridge on the South Woods Trail.  The stringers are sound, but we will replace the decking and hand rails with new lumber provided by the state.  The lumber will already be cut and transported as close as a truck can get it.  Saturday an ATV will transport the lumber to the first bridge on the south end of the South Woods Trail.  We will need help carrying the lumber and tools to the second bridge that we will redeck.

Bring bug spray, gloves, lunch & water.  We will have required tools.

 
For more information…… call John Herrick (603)256-6301 or Gary Montgomery (603)363-8420.

Summer 2014 Update Newsletter Posted

The Summer 2014 Update newsletter has been posted.

Friends of Pisgah June Trail Maintenance

06/14/2014 - 9:00am
06/14/2014 - 11:00am
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For this month's trail maintenance FOP Council members Gary Montgomery, John Herrick and John Hudachek met Pisgah Park Manager Whip Newell at the Visitor's Center on Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester.  Whip explained how to do trail inventories.  Gary, John, John and Whip divided the remaining trail inventory sheets and will complete the trail inventories in the next month.