Past Events

Past Events are listed below.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - 2010-05-15

Jon and Kathy Thatcher, Matt Edson and John Herrrick met at Winchester Road in Chesterfield at 9:30 on Saturday instead of at the Dort property. Matt came and got John at the Dort property while he was mowing the lawn there. So John put his trail clearing gear into Matt’s truck and joined the Thatcher's at Winchester Road.  We found a big maple tree across the road just above McKim’s house but decided to save that for last and get the bigger ones up on Hubbard Hill trail first.

Pisgah Trail Maintenance - Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lunch Break from top of Vista

Nine Friends of Pisgah and one dog showed up at the Kilburn Trailhead - Iva Wood, Doug Gaudet, Laura Susmann, Beth Phippard, Wendy Jacobs and Tucker, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and John Herrick.  We got the Ok to work on the Hubbard Hill Vista so we drove down to the Dort property and parked at our view side. We took a shortcut trail up to Hubbard Hill and worked there until lunch time cutting a few trees that were blocking the view of the Green Mountains only cutting what we had to by using spotters at the top.

Winter Tracking with Jeff Littleton - Saturday, March 20, 2010

A total of seven people including our leader Jeff Littleton met at the Horseshoe Road Trailhead on a warm, sunny spring morning.  Jeff is a Conservation Ecologist with Moosewood Ecological LLC in Chesterfield. The snow cover was virtually non-existent - not a typical late March setting - so we had a tougher job locating the animal signs to interpret. We learned about mammal ecology and winter survival strategies from Jeff.

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.