Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:00PM - Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00PM
AMC Mizpah Hut, Crawford Notch, NH,
New Hampshire, Lakes Region,
NH United States
Spend a long weekend lending a hand on the trails around Mizpah Hut in Crawford Notch! Please plan to arrive at AMC Highland Center between 2pm and 5pm on the Wednesday start date of your crew. The crew will be staying in Shapleigh Studio, a bunk house with bathrooms and showers for the first night of the program. Dinner at AMC Highland Center in the main lodge and an intro to camp and crew life will begin at 6:00pm. If you have a sudden change of plans and will be later than expected, please call our Trails Volunteer Registrations Staff directly (603-466-8156). TRANSPORTATION: Participants must arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from AMC Highland Center. Once there we will provide a van for shuttling folks to and from the trail head leading up to the hut. Please see the activity listing for this crew for more travel ideas. 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 bathroom and showers. Wednesday dinner and Thursday breakfast will be prepared by the Lodge Staff in the main lodge. Thursday through Sunday the crew will be based out of AMC's Mizpah Hut. The trail head is very close to the Highland Center. After transporting the crew to the trailhead there is 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 as it will still be self-service. Again you'll have a bunk with mattress, pillow, and wool blankets, composting toilets, and a beautiful view. All food and group equipment is included for the week. 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 Hut. Our volunteer trail crews are designed to accommodate all levels of trail work experience safely and enjoyably and 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.