The 2007, 3-Week Teen Trails Leadership Crew in the White Mountains, NH was a real success! This year’s crew was fantastic and these pictures help to show how much fun they rally had.
This crew is designed for the conservation minded student seeking a more in-depth experience in resource protection and conservation management. This program starts with a Leave No Trace Trainer’s course, a great way to kick off the 3 weeks. Other weekend programs included a Wilderness First Aid course offered by S.O.L.O out of Conway, NH, and a day of rock climbing with International Mountain Climbing School from North Conway, NH.
In all this crew worked for 3 weeks on a variety of projects in the White Mountain Region. Their first week was based on the Eliza Brook Shelter in the Kinsman Notch area of western New Hampshire. There they were working on revegetation and tent site management. Their second week they were based out of Moose Pond and working on Loon Echo Land Trust lands in
western Maine. And their third week this crew was working on major reconstruction projects on the Wildcat River Trail just north of the town of Jackson, NH.
In all this crew was hard working, fun loving, and were a great asset to the 2007 season. Each individual showed promise for future involvement in conservation management and resource protection fields. You may very well see some of these volunteers working for the AMC or similar conservation organization in the near future.
Photos By: Rachel Boothby, Emma Gildesgame, and Renee' "Mouse" LaGue