Volunteer Work Crew Hours

2021

  • 410+ volunteers hours spent on general trail maintenance during year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of blow-downs removed, lots of blazing done, generally keeping up with major trail usage.
  • The big project was dealing with those pesky beavers flooding the trail on the Log Cabin Road in Nelson. We battled all summer long, but we believe we’ve won this round and keeping them in check and your feet dry.
  • Time was spent on Sunapee Ridge with brushing back the moose maple as well.
  • Hope to see more volunteers in 2022 giving back. Happy Trails

2020

  • 600+ volunteers hours spent on general trail maintenance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Four moldering privies built and installed at Spiltior Shelter, Fox Brook campsite, Max Israel Shelter and Moose Lookout Shelter.
  • Lots of blow-downs removed, lots of blazing done, generally keeping up with major trail usage due to COVID.
  • Enjoy and consider giving back to the trails you hike!

2019

  • 470+ Volunteer Hours spent on the Greenway, reports are the trail continues to be a great shape.
  • Last count was 148+ blowdowns removed this year, we can’t win that battle.
  • Big project this year was the Barney Brook cut-off within the Andorra Forest and building two primitive bridges on that section…
  • The Route 9 kiosk was built in the Spring of 2019 as well.
  • We published/released the new 8th Edition Trail Guidebook in December.
  • Looking forward to a long winters nap!

2018

  • 646+ and counting.
  • AT LEAST 195+ blowdowns removed this year, winter snows and a few wind storms raised havoc along the trail.
  • Big Project was the replacement of the South bridge at Eliza Adams Gorge. It washed away on Saturday, August 18 after a 6-8″ rain event. The MSGTC had the new 20ft footbridge back in place the following Saturday 8/25. AMAZING!
  • Spring workdays in early May and  up on Sunapee Ridge in June and working on the south side of Kitteridge Hill improving drainage.
  • On November 10th a hardy crew redecked the Log Cabin Road bridge in Nelson and we then added rails to the Eliza Adams Gorge bridge.

2017

  • 422+ Volunteer Hours (170+ in State Parks).
  • Over 100 blowdowns taken out crossing the trail.
  • General Spring sweep on the Greenway involved two workdays.
  • Big Project was dealing with the beaver damming at the Log Cabin Road bridge in Nelson.

2016

  • 250+ Volunteer Hours.
  • Big Projects of the year was the Pitcher Mountain Parking lot Kiosk and the Half-Way point sign.
  • A mild winter made for a light year of trail maintenance.

2015

  • 533+ Volunteer Hours (200 of these in NH State Parks).
  • General Spring sweep on the Greenway involved two workdays.
  • Big Project of the year was the raising of the Bog Brook Bridge in Washington.