FULL-Stargazing Hike on West Rattlesnake

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location:   Meet at the Old Bridle Path (West Rattlesnake) Trailhead on Route 113. Click here for a google map.

Registration: Registration is closed.

This Week's Program: 

Take a night hike with the SLA to stargaze atop West Rattlesnake! We will meet at the Old Bridle Path trailhead at 8:00 pm. This out-and-back trail is 1.7 miles in total and has a gradual ascent. Hiking time to the top is usually about 45 minutes, leaving some time to stargaze and look for constellations at the summit before the descent back. 

What to Bring: Please bring a headlamp or flashlight, water, and extra layers to stay warm at the summit Optional: snacks, hot drinks, telescopes, binoculars, smartphones for astronomy apps like Sky Maps.

Audience: Anyone who can walk ~1 mile uphill at night is welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hello! My name is Macie Flammia and I’ll be your guide for this night hike. I’m from Derry, NH and recently graduated from Keene State College with a degree in biology. As a New Hampshire native who grew up with long nights, I’ve grown to love experiencing the forest at night and getting great views of the starry sky. I look forward to hiking and looking at constellations with you! 

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who perform important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.


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