Winter Hiking and Geocaching to Dutchman Pond

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge (SRK) Greenway Coalition is offering three winter hikes in January.  “Be prepared with clothing layers, food, water and snowshoes,” said a Greenway spokesperson. Participants are asked to  contact the hike leader at least the night before to learn the starting location and time.

  • January 16 (Sat) – Geocaching from Webster Pass to Dutchman Pond in Springfield. Bring a GPS unit, if you have one, or learn as you go, searching for 14 caches with Cynthia Bruss (gregcyn@myfairpoint.net) – 763-4570. 5 miles (Moderate)
  • January 23 (Sat) – An interpretive snowshoe hike to Star Lake in Springfield. Followed with hot chocolate with the leaders, Susan and Michael Chiarella: 763-5879. 3 miles. (Easy)
  • January 30 (Sat) – Cross-country ski to Morgan Pond from Twin Lake Villa in Springfield. Call Andy Hager 526-2846. 5 mi. (Moderate for experienced skiers)

Below is the remainder of the Winter 2010 hike schedule:

Feb 6 (Sat) – In Newbury on the Andrew Brook Trail to Jack and June Junction, then down the Newbury Trail to Lake Sunapee. Charlie Killam, 526-4467. 4.5 mi. (Difficult)

Feb 13 (Sat) – Explore hidden trails of King Hill in Sutton. Art Robbins: 927-4377. 4.5 mi. (Moderate)

Feb 20 (Sat) – A morning snowshoe to Clark Pond on New London’s newly constructed conservation trail. Call Ralph Spofford, 526-6568. 1.5 m. (Easy)

Feb 27 (Sat) – Sunapee Ridge from Lake Solitude to Lucia’s Lookout and unique views only dedicated trekkers get to see. Gerry Gold, 526-2857. 10 mi. (Difficult)

Feb 27 or 28 or Mar 1 – Full moon madness on the clearest night. Install fresh batteries in your headlamp and call leader Dave Cook, 526-4570, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  2 mi. (Moderate)

Mar 6 (Sat) – From Haynes Road in Newbury head for Sutton Mills on Poor Farm Rd. Bail out there, or continue up Corporation Hill Rd and loop through the new Johnson Easement to NH Route 114. Brent Scudder, 763-0187. 4-5 mi. (Moderate)

Greenway Trail Guides are available at local book stores.  The SRK Greenway Coalition, incorporated in 1993, is a ten-town all-volunteer non-profit organization with members throughout the SRK region and beyond.

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