Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:00PM - Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00PM
AMC Mizpah Spring Hut, Crawford Notch, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
Spend a long weekend lending a hand on the trails around Mizpah Hut in Crawford Notch!
ARRIVAL: Please plan to check in with your Crew Leader at AMC Highland Center between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM on the start date of your crew. The crew will be staying in Shapleigh Studio for the first night of the program. Dinner at AMC Highland Center in the main lodge and an intro to the crew will begin at 6:00 PM.
TRANSPORTATION: Participants must arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from the Highland Center. We will provide a van for shuttling volunteers to and from the trailhead.
ACCOMMODATIONS: AMC's Shapleigh Studio at the Highland Center will be the meeting location for this crew, located in the White Mountains of NH in Crawford Notch. Shapleigh Studio is a bunk house with a bathroom and showers. Wednesday dinner and Thursday breakfast will be prepared by the Lodge Staff in the main building.
Thursday through Sunday the crew will be based out of AMC's Mizpah Spring Hut. The trail head is very close to the Highland Center. After transporting the crew to the trailhead, there will be a 2.6 mile hike with backpacks and tools up to Mizpah Hut. Once at the hut, the caretaker will show you around and everyone will cook and clean together (we will be staying during the self-service season). You'll have a bunk with a mattress, composting toilets, and a beautiful view. All food and group equipment is included for the long weekend.
TRAIL WORK: Experienced Trail Crew Leaders will provide training on trail maintenance and restoration projects. Due to the variable nature of trail work (priorities can change overnight based on weather and conditions), we won't have detailed information on your crew's specific project until you arrive. Projects may include: clearing or building drainage ditches, brushing back vegetation, hardening trails with gravel, constructing bog bridges, or building rock staircases. The work will most likely take place on the trails near AMC's Mizpah Spring Hut.
Our volunteer trail crews are designed to accommodate all levels of trail work and provide safe and enjoyable experiences. If you are brand new to trail work, we will teach you all of the techniques. We will provide all tools, safety equipment as needed, first aid kit, training and supervision.