Hiking Through the Decades: The Briggs Preserve
Saturday, February 8,
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The SuperSanctuary is now greater than 33,000 acres, but it wasn’t always. In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we’re offering Hiking Through the Decades, a four-hike series that will trace the history of the Harris Center’s land protection efforts, starting in the 1980s and continuing through to the present. Join Meade Cadot and Ben Haubrich for the inaugural hike – a moderately easy outing through the Briggs Preserve, one of the Harris Center’s earliest land protection projects.
We’ll meander along the discontinued section of Old Town Road toward Shadrach and Tenney Ponds, with an eye out for wildlife sign, especially furbearers. Rutting season will have started for several species, so they should be on the move. Mode of travel will depend on conditions. (If you sink more than 6 inches, bring snowshoes.) Expect to hike about 3.5 miles roundtrip, with no more than 100 feet of elevation gain. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Harris Center. Back by about 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Ben at (603) 547-2075 or by email.