Past Events

Past Events are listed below.

Bear Mountain Connector Trail Maintenance - 2012-05-12

Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, President Kathy Thatcher, Gizmo, Matt Edson, John Hudachek, Chesterfield Conservation Commission member Jeff Newcomer and Nellie met at the Kilburn trail head at 10am.  The assignment was to clear and put up trail signs on the Bear Mountain Connector trail from the Kilburn trail head down to Plain Road in Hinsdale.  Kathy and Jeff put up trail signs, Matt using his brush cutter cleared encroaching shrubbery while John and John cut and cleared downed trees and branches. These last members of the work party returned to Kilburn parking area by 2pm.

John Hudachek

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Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-04-14


David Weisel, Matt Edson, Becky & Dewy Ouger and their daughters Olivia and Grace, John Hudachek and Gizmo joined Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick at the Kilburn trail head at 10:00.  Using rakes and shovels, ruts on the road to Kilburn Pond were smoothed.  Jesse Palmer, alias the Ax man, joined us half way to Kilburn Pond.  We removed sticks and cut brush from the side of the trail down to the Kilburn Pond Dam by noon. Matt used his brush cutter and several others used loppers to trim back the brush encroaching onto the trail.  At this time the majority called it a day and returned to their vehicles at the Kilburn trail head.  Meanwhile David, Jesse, John Hudachek and Gizmo continued around the entire Kilburn loop.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-03-10

Two DescriptionsBy the FOP Trails Chief: We met at Kilburn and two showed up there and the rest met at Horseshoe Road trailhead, because Kathy did some phone calls, to say this would be mostly a hike, and for me to leave the saw at home.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-02-11

We met at Kilburn at 10:00, and about quarter after, headed for Horseshoe road to get some trees that are down on South Woods trail. We had a big crew of 3 and we sniped a few face slapper limbs that hang into the trail on the way down to the swamp area. 

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2012-01-14

After meeting at our normal meeting spot, the Kilburn parking lot, on a cool, partly sunny morning Kathy and Jon Thatcher, Gizmo, John Hudachek and John Herrick hiked the snow covered trail toward Kilburn Pond to remove large dead branches that had been reported to have fallen on the trail.  However, when we arrived at that spot the trail had already been cleared.  But being there with a chain saw, we cut down both a tree bent in a halfmoon shape over the trail and a large dead birch with high large branches that could potentially fall on hikers.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2011-12-10

Matt Edson, Ed Fletcher, Gizmo, John Hudachek, Jon Knickerbocker, Gary Montgomery and Jim Nikiforakis joined Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick and his John Deere tractor on a cool crisp December morning at the Kilburn trail head.  Using the tractor, rakes and shovels, culverts were cleaned, water bars installed and ditches dug along the side of the road to Kilburn Pond and the trail on the west side of the Kilburn loop.  This allows water to channel off the road and trail surface and not run down and erode the middle of the trail.  The crew worked from 10am-3pm.

Friends of Pisgah Annual Meeting - 2011-11-15

The 2011 Friends of Pisgah Annual Meeting was held at the Chesterfield Town Hall hosted by the Chesterfield Historical Society on Tuesday, November 15th.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2011-11-12

After meeting at our normal meeting spot the Kilburn parking lot
we drove to the Horseshoe trailhead. Barri, David, Tom Duston, Kathy
& Jon Thatcher & Gizmo, Patti & John Hudachek, Matt Edson
and John Herrick proceeded to the Lily Pond Trail to clear numerous
known downed trees obstructing the trail. 

24th Annual Friends of Pisgah Picnic at Hinsdale Historical Society’s Ebenezer House - 2011-10-01

The Annual Friends of Pisgah Picnic was held Saturday, October 1st at the Hinsdale Historical Society Ebenezer House.  Due to new NH State regulations, the FOP found it cost prohibitive to hold this event at the Visitor Center in Winchester. Graciously the Hinsdale Historical Society offered us the use of their facilities.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2011-10-08

With the road down from Horseshoe Trailhead eroded from tropical storm Irene and other fall rains the monthly Pisgah trail maintenance crew decided to work on the two hills of the Horseshoe Road loop.  John Herrick raked the road using his tractor. The raking crew John and his brother Bill Hudachek from Crystal Lake, Illinois, Susan and Walter Slowinski from Brattleboro and Bob Lorette removed tree branches and large rocks.  Culverts were also cleared.