Almost a month has passed since the great wind and rain storm that caused so much damage to the state of Maine. In the weeks following, Bridgton based Loon Echo Land Trust volunteers and staff set out over their 31 miles of trails to assess damage and make repairs before winter.
|Jon Evans, LELT, assesses the trails at the Raymond Community Forest.|
Loon Echo Stewardship Manager, Jon Evans, noted that the majority of Loon Echo’s trails had been impacted, “We had damage, but things could have been much worse. There were many fallen trees blocking trails and with the help of our volunteer trail adopters and friends we were quick to locate the trouble spots. As of today, there are only a few remaining sections to clean up on Pleasant Mountain and all other trails are ready for winter.”
Many of Loon Echo’s 10 preserves offer abundant winter recreational opportunities from hiking to snowshoeing and even some backcountry ski touring. For trail maps and recreation guidelines on Loon Echo’s conserved lands visit their website, www.lelt.org or pick up one of their trail and information booklets at their Depot Street Office, local businesses and trail-head kiosks.
Be sure to check out Raymond Community Forest during one of your skiing, snowshoeing or winter hiking trips this winter.
For more information about upcoming events or ways you can support Loon Echo Land Trust, go to their website www.lelt.org or call 207-647-4352.