Special Trails Volunteer Alert: 11/2/17
Have you been on or intend to be on any White Mountain trails this upcoming weekend? If so, we need your help assessing any damage that occurred as a result of the recent storm event. This information will be vital to our ability to secure funds for repairs. Forest crews are hard at work assessing road and trail conditions across the Forest. Unfortunately, we simply do not have enough of our workforce on to complete the rapid assessments ourselves. That’s where you come in.We are grateful at just how many of you have expressed an interest in helping survey the damage. The attached forms are the best way for us to receive information from you. There are two options:
Paper: For you old school pen and paper types. Be sure to send these forms and pictures to your respective trail manager or forest contact (or Andy Welsh, below), if you don't have an existing contact).
Digital: Requires a smart phone. This is the preferred way as it updates to a web map automatically. No need to send these assessments to the trail managers. See the current mapped trail assessments HERE.
We are thankful for your help. We couldn’t do this without you. As always, remember to play it safe: no trail assessment is worth getting hurt over. Water is likely to be high and travel may be slow and difficult. See below for a few photos of the storm damage so far.
Dry River Bridge
Dry River Trail completely washed out
Nanamocomuck Ski Trail Bridge moved down the trail
Above photos courtesy the White Mountain National Forest. Feature photo (top) courtesy Jen Gleason.