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7th Annual Cooley-Jericho Hike + Geology Talk!

  • Cooley-Jericho Community Forest Trumpet Round Road Sugar Hill, NH, 03586 United States (map)

Get outside together for the 7th annual hike at the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest (CJCF)  enjoy the trees in the throws of autumn with your friends and neighbors and learn about the areas geologic history!

The Cooley-Jericho, created in 2012, encompasses 840 acres of forest land in Easton and shares boundaries with Sugar Hill, Franconia, and Landaff. Four municipalities worked together with ACT to protect a shared community resource for the project and was the first of its kind in the nation.  Cooley-Jericho is one of the largest unfragmented forests in the region outside of White Mountain National Forest. This year we’re taking a hike with ACT member and special guest speaker Bill Vales. Bill will share some of the geological interests at the Cooley-Jericho giving us the great opportunity to see first hand traces of how a mountain system was formed here hundreds of millions of years ago; all ages and abilities are welcome as this walk will move at a slow to moderate pace to take in all that is being presented.

Know that even at a slow pace this hike will be somewhat challenging, containing steeper sections and moderate elevation gain, hikers should be prepared for the terrain. The group will move at an easy pace with many stops to observe and enjoy nature. Kids are encouraged to come along and dogs are also welcome!

This program is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation to support ACT’s land conservation efforts.  Advanced registration is required.  Looking for more info? Click here! Ready to register? You can click here or call the office at (603) 823-7777.  Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with details of the meeting location. Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 25th.

What:    The 7th Annual Cooley-Jericho Anniversary Hike
When:  Saturday, October 26th, 2019
What Time:    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing for being active outdoors, including long pants, boots or sneakers you don't mind getting muddy, hat, and jacket.
What to Bring: Binoculars, camera, snacks, and plenty of water.
Free!     $5 donations are welcome and much appreciated.
Where: Register for the walk to receive meeting location info / Easton, NH

This event is free and open to the public; love the CJCF? We'd love to have you as a member, click on the link and join us today!