Final work days last Wednesday and this past Friday to get Phoebes Nable Loop trail completed (to a passable state) was done. This trail has been a year-and-a-half in the making! It was first laid out and cut under the direction of Nate Preisendorfer of North Star Trails in September 2013. 500+ back-breaking work hours with 2 dozen volunteers later we are near completion! We fixed some sections along the treadway and opened up the trailhead and top of the trail. Roots, rocks and stumps had to be removed along with some more duff layer on the treadway. We also got a rock work project done Friday placing 3 large steps on the upper portion of the trail.
|Our Trail Opening hikers|
|Tony paints first blaze (by: Joann Coskie)|
|Phoebes Nable Summit|
We blazed the trail all the way up to the summit where we took a break for lunch. It was such a beautiful day! Mt. Agamenticus was visible in York, ME as was the nearby Blue Hills Range of Blue Job, Hussey and Parker to name the trailed peeks. Also many marshes were visible in this, the largest non-developed forest in South Eastern NH which is also the main watershed for the Salmon Falls River.
|Trail Section along ledge|
Thanks to all who have given their time and effort to get this trail done! Hope to see you on the trails, and be sure to post pictures and reports if you visit on our Facebook Page> facebook.com/groups/moosemountainsreservation/