Past Events

Past Events are listed below.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - Saturday, February 13, 2010

John Herrick, John Hudachek and Wendy Jacobs meet at Kilburn at 10:00 and decided to do the Kilburn loop trail as we heard there was some trail blockages. We took out one old white birch leaning over the trail on the way into Kilburn pond. On the back side of the loop we found many trees that were dead and going to fall into the trail some day so we took them out. Also found many branches that had broken off and landed in the trail, so we moved them off the trail. We had lunch on a dry rock next to the swamp near the balancing rock.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - Saturday, January 16, 2010

It was a cold and windy day, but very pretty. Competition from a tracking hike in Vermont limited attendance so it was just Nancy and Bob Miller with their dog and I. We went into the Kilburn Pond area and did some walking around the swamps on the back side looking at spruce trees. There seems to be a lot of new spruce coming in so we continued all the way around the pond and came back on the trail, finishing our day at noon.

John Herrick, Trails Chair

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - Saturday, December 12, 2009

John Herrick, Wendy Jacobs, Bob and Nancy Miller and Kathy Thatcher met at the Horseshoe Road Trailhead on a cold winter morning.  We walked about 8 miles and did only a little trail work.

We hiked down the Reservoir trail and removed a couple trees across the trail, then down North Ponds trail where we removed a couple of trees and one large overhead snag.

FOP Annual Meeting - November 17, 2009

Attending: Kathy Thatcher, Bill Roberts, Bob Smith, John Summers, John Herrick, Norma Reppucci, Laurel Powell, Mathew Edson, Gary Montgomery, David Freitas, John Hudachek, Ginny Knapp.  There were 15 additional FOP members present.

The annual FOP meeting at the Chesterfield Town Hall, held in conjunction with the Chesterfield Historical Society, was called to order at 7:05 by President Kathy Thatcher.

Exploring Less Disturbed and Older Forests with Tom Wessels - Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tom Wessels and at least fifty-two (52) other friends of Pisgah Park met at the Kilburn parking lot on Route 63 on a beautiful, sunny fall afternoon to hike and explore the less disturbed and older forests between Route 63 and the Pisgah Ridge Trail.

Tom opened by explaining that the 2 1/2 mile hike would be in an area never open to agriculture.  This explains the absence of stone walls.

Harris Center Kilburn Loop Hike - Saturday, October 17, 2009

Roger and Ann Sweet, Harris Center hike leaders, led a hike along the Kilburn Loop.  John Herrick and Kathy Thatcher represented the Friends of Pisgah.

Connecticut River Kayak Outing - Sunday, October 11, 2009

John Herrick, Bob & Nancy Miller, Laurel Powell, Wendy Jacobs, Iva Wood, Priscilla Williams, Tom Guernsey, Mary Durland.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - Saturday, October 10, 2009

Doug Gaudet, Brent Hunsinger, Ed Fletcher, John Herrick, Wendy Jacobs and Tucker, John Hudachek, Bob and Nancy Miller and Huey, Matt Edson and Ginny Knapp and Belle met at the Kilburn Trailhead on a beautiful fall morning.  We cleared the Arther D. Little Research Company building foundation and storage site areas to allow easy hiking and viewing for the Story Circle hike to be held Sunday, October 25, 2009.  We also improved the trail on both sides of the site.

Friends of Pisgah Annual Picnic - Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our Annual FOP Picnic was held at the Visitor Center on 520 Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester, NH starting at 11:30 am.  A good time was had under beautiful, sunny skies!  Hotdogs and hamburgers expertly grilled by John Herrick were enjoyed along with soda, water and coffee.  Many brought their favorite dish (salad, beans, dessert) to share.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - Saturday, September 12, 2009

John Herrick, Matt Edson, Kathy Thatcher, John Hudachek and Wendy Jacobs met at the Kilburn Trailhead.  We replaced the old Friends of Pisgah Kilburn Trailhead mailbox with a fancy bulletin board made by Matt Edson.  We then cleaned some culverts on the road to Kilburn Pond and cut and replaced logs crossing a swampy, muddy area on the south western side of the Kilburn trail.  On the return to the Kilburn Trailhead we cleared a trail diversion around a muddy hole in the trail and opened a view to Kilburn Pond.  Although the skies were grey and drizzly it was a