Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, Krister Raasoch, David Weisel and John Hudachek met at the Kilburn trail head at 10:00. Kathy and Jon Thatcher and Gizmo arrived fashionably late. It was decided to clear large trees that had fallen on North Ponds Trail. So we all drove up to Horseshoe Trailhead.
Gary Montgomery, Kathy Thatcher, Friends of Pisgah trails chief John Herrick, Jon Thatcher, Krister Raasoch, Peggy Kipp and John Hudachek met at the Kilburn trail head at 10:00. We hiked the road to Kilburn Pond where we split into two groups.
The 25th Annual Friends of Pisgah Picnic was held Saturday, September 29th in the Visitor Center barn. Approximately 45 friends showed up on a drizzly morning. Turkey and ham as well as great food brought by attendees was enjoyed by all. Members were thanked for their support and volunteerism.
Kari Post, Tim Butterworth, trails chief John Herrick, Krister Raasoch, David Weisel and John Hudachek (not in picture) gathered at the Kilburn Trailhead before driving up to the Friends of Pisgah Dort property on Route 63 in Chesterfield. The crew cut small trees mostly birch from the east side of the opening. The goal is to open the view to include Chesterfield Village. The group hiked to the boundary of Pisgah Park after lunch. A shower ended the work just before 2:00 pm.
Join us at the Annual FOP Picnic at the FOP Visitor’s Center, 520 Old Chesterfield Road, Winchester, NH on Saturday, September 29th! All are invited to share in the good times with members, families and guests. New members are encouraged to attend. Turkey and ham will be provided along with refreshments, plates and cups. Feel free to bring your favorite dish, salad or dessert to share.
The Visitor Center and Barn Museum will be open. Check out the artifacts, scrapbooks and exhibits that highlight the history of Pisgah. The buildings were built by FOP members and many volunteers in the style of buildings once found in the Park.
Mums and pumpkins will be raffled off after dinner.
Everyone is invited to bring their kayaks and canoes to paddle around Fullam Pond after dinner.
We’d like to thank the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation for allowing us to use the park for our picnic.
For further information contact Gary Montgomery at (603) 363-8420.
Krister Raasoch, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and trails chief John Herrick gathered at the Horseshoe Trailhead to finish cleaning up brush and trees on the road leading to the Horseshoe Trailhead. Gary Montgomery brought his lawn mower and cut the grass around the Harlan Fiste Stone's birthplace foundation and the entrance to the park.
David Weisel, Gary Montgomery, Matt Edson, John Hudachek and trails chief John Herrick showed up to help clear brush and trees on the road before Horseshoe Trailhead. Gary Montgomery arrived early and using the Friends of Pisgah's new gas brush hog had trimmed weeds and brush along the road. John Herrick was also there early cutting a large tree down across Old Chesterfield Road. John Herrick brought his John Deere tractor with wood chipper attached and David and John Herrick chipped brush and tree limbs for four hours. Meanwhile Matt and John Hudachek cut trees in the ditches back to the stone walls with chain saws. Much work was accomplished and hopefully little reaction from the poison ivy we were working in all day resulted.