WVAIA, Waterville Valley’s outdoor club, hosted a trail clean-up day on Saturday, June 3rd in honor of the National Trails Day. Kudos to the energetic group of volunteers who came out to help cut back forest growth on Cascades Path.
Many of us who utilize Waterville Valley’s extensive hiking trail system tend to take for granted the maintenance of our much-loved hiking trails. Some of us are quick to criticize (and walk over or around) downed limbs and trees, erosion, overgrowth, etc. As a fellow hiker noted, “Imagine what it would be like if your favorite hiking place did not exist (never had or, worse, it was taken away). Life would be the poorer, as if a good friend were not there.”
Consider giving back
Here’s how YOU can help. Show your support and appreciation by joining WVAIA. It’s only $25/year for individuals and $50/year for a family membership. Make an additional donation if you can. Volunteer on trail days. No experience or special equipment is required. Contact WVAIA by email and tell them about problem areas you encounter on the trails – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some photos from the June 3rd trails day. Thanks Warren Wheelock for sharing (and working hard on our trails)!