Fall is upon us and that means the 46ers will be wrapping up several of their volunteer programs due to the weather in the coming weeks.
Our Volunteer Trailhead Stewards will remain on duty at Cascade and Meadows Lane through the Columbus Day weekend as weather and scheduling allows. Our wonderful stewards have interacted with over 12,000 visitors to date this year!
Our Adopt a Highway volunteers have been busy with 6 outings so far and have 2 more scheduled. Volunteers have cleaned up 32 miles alongside State Route 73 and gathered 52 bags of garbage!
Our Volunteer Trail Crew has just one more outing this season. In addition to volunteers caring for 16 herd paths, we have had 18 outings with 74 different individual volunteers helping, some for several different work days! We have done blowdown sweeps on Whiteface, Giant, and all trails in the Dix Range, have worked at Newcomb Lake, Hoffman Notch, the new trail to Cascade, recovered accessible campsites in the Blue Ridge Road area and spent 6 days working on the Calamity Brook trail!
Other programs continue all year long.
Our Outdoor Skills Workshop is getting organized to once again provide instruction to new and veteran users in the outdoors. Workshops will be taking place on May 5th, 6th, and 7th in 2023. This low cost 3 day workshop provides you with all the basics you need to be safe and thoughtful in the outdoors, and is led by Experienced, Volunteer Leaders. Mark those dates on your calendar and look for sign ups early in 2023.
Our Correspondence program functions all year round. This program follows in the footsteps of our beloved Grace Hudowalski and allows you to have a one on one mentor to assist you in your journey as you climb the peaks. We have over 100 Volunteer Correspondents who will share their expertise with you.
We thank all of our Volunteers who make these programs possible. Your participation in these programs improves the mountains, trails, and communities for all! To learn more about any of these Volunteer Programs, simply click on Volunteer with us.