On February 8, 2017

Chester showcases local high school trails in moonlit snowshoe hike

Saturday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.—CHESTER—The public is invited to join members of the Chester Conservation Committee (CCC) Saturday, Feb. 11 for a guided full- moon snowshoe hike. The CCC is sponsoring this event to introduce hikers to the organization and to share the beauty of the Green Mountain Union High School nature trail. Last spring they sponsored a guided hike on this town treasure and now it’s time to break out the snowshoes for a full moon, showshoe hiking experience. Whether new to snowshoes or an experienced hiker, this guided hike experience is sure to be interesting and fun.
The GMUHS nature trail is located behind the high school. From the town Green, head southeast on Main Street. Main Street turns into Route 103S. Continue for 0.7 miles. The high school will be on the right. Bear left to reach the rear of the school. The trail head is accessed by crossing a narrow, wooden footbridge near the lower soccer field looking left into the woods and is clearly marked. Trail length is 1.8 miles, of moderate difficulty, and depending on conditions, will take about one hour to hike.
Depending upon the snow conditions, snowshoes or boots with traction cleats may be needed. A headlamp or flashlight is also recommended but not required.
The CCC is proud to sponsor this free community event to showcase trails in Chester. For more information, email dnanfeldt@gmail.com.

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