Past Events

Past Events are listed below.

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.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2011-09-10

Joyce Roberts, Laura Susmann and Steve from NEMBA joined Friends of Pisgah trail maintenance regulars John Herrick, John Hudachek and Matt Edson at the Kilburn parking lot at 10:00 am on the 2nd Saturday of September, 2011.  Our main mission of the day was to clear two known downed trees one near the three bridges on Davis Hill Trail and the another on the Reservoir Trail just south of the Baker Pond Trail.  We hiked and cleared the Kilburn Trail and the Blasting Trail through the Hinsdale Town Forest up to the Baker Pond Trail.  We cleaned up the downed trees near the Davis Hill Trail three bridges area, then ate our packed lunches.  We then hiked up to the Reservoir Trail and all the way to the North Ponds Trail without finding the reported downed trees.  We found out later that Gary

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2011-07-09

Three Friends of Pisgah members John Herrick, John Hudachek and Matt Edson meet at the Kilburn parking lot at our usual 10:00 am on the 2nd Saturday of July.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2011-05-14

On our May 14th trail work day, we headed in from our usual meeting spot, the Kilburn parking lot, and made our way to the Pisgah Ridge Trail. Our focus was on Pisgah Ridge Trail heading north to Baker Pond Trail and then on to the Davis Hill Trail, eventually taking us back to the Kilburn parking lot. John Herrick, John Hudachek, Wendy Jacobs and I were joined by Hinsdale Honor student Autumn Denyou who donated her time that day. Thanks to Matt Edson for enticing her to join us! The usual blow down trees were cleared along the way. We had loppers with us and did our share of clearing along the trails, though the mosquitoes can make it a challenge at this time of year!

Pisgah Trail Maintenance – 2011-04-08

Beach tree down

Wendy Jacobs, Gary Montgomery, Kathy Thatcher, John Herrick and John Hudachek gathered at the Kilburn Trailhead on a warm, sunny April morning for our monthly trail maintenance.  Given reports of trees down across the Kilburn Trail the crew headed down the west side of Kilburn Pond.

After removing trees across the trail down to the Kilburn dam we crossed the stream below the dam and bushwhacked east to the east leg of the Kilburn Trail.  We then proceeded north on the Kilburn Trail clearing numerous downed trees and limbs before returning to the Kilburn trailhead.