The last two days have been spent in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, doing a Trainers Training for the USFS SACO Rangers District. This was truly an amazing backcountry program, with knowledgeable passionate rangers from the New England area. We had a variety of USFS employees from Backcountry Rangers, Fire Crew, a Mineral Specialist, Visitor Information, and Front Country Rangers. After our classroom session we headed to the trailhead of Baldface Mountain for teaching sessions, hiking, and backcountry camping. We hiked about 7 miles roundtrip throughout the program, and had some scenic classrooms in a beautiful alpine environment. One of the highlights from the course was the steep hike up the ledges from the shelter to the notch of Baldface Mountain, which provided scenic views of New Hampshire & Maine, and an incredible classroom.
Congratulations SACO Rangers & Thank You for being a Partner of Leave No Trace! You guys are Awesome! We had such a wonderful course, and wish you all the best in your work protecting and educating the visitors of the White Mountains National Forest.
Alexis & Topher