Ledges Trail. This Sunday!

The SPRT Summer Hiking Series continues this Sunday, 8/16, with a hike up Ledges Trail. I will be at the trail head at 9 am to meet anyone that’s interested in hiking. You can access the trail head by driving about 2 miles past Shawnee Peak on Mountain Rd., if you drive over a bridge then you have gone too far.

All are welcome! Athletes, families and friends….It was great to see some parents join us on our last hike even though their kids were away at summer camp. 
Looking forward to seeing some of you this weekend!

Hike this Sunday 7/12

Our second scheduled hike for the Summer Hiking Series is this Sunday 7/12. We will meet at 9am in the parking lot of the Southwest Ridge Trail (directions below). I look forward to this hike every year, it’s gradual with some awesome views. *An added bonus; Its getting close to blueberry picking season, if ripe, anticipate a few blueberry breaks on the way to the summit*
Hope to see Sunday!

Directions to Southwest Ridge Trail.

From Denmark:
Start at the dam in Denmark, 
Go down Denmark Rd for 3.5 miles.
Trail head parking is on the Right, across from Spiked Ridge Drive
From Shawnee Peak parking lot:
At Shawnee, Head towards Fryeburg on 302, drive 3.3 miles,
At the blinking light (Denmark Rd.) turn Left.
2.3 miles down Denmark Rd merge Left (road just after the Pleasent Mt. Cemetary) and continue for .4 miles on Denmark Rd. until you reach Spiked Ridge Drive, the trail head parking lot will be across the road on your Left.

A message from Kevin Wall

I’m on the board of Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT).  Loon Echo owns Pleasant Mountain from Shawnee Peak to the Fire Tower.  We have an agreement with Chet to buy the North Peak (just above Upper Appalachian) including the Sue’s Way trial.  It’s a really worthwhile non-profit organization dedicated to preserving open space for public access in the Lakes Region area.  Because of its ownership of a good bit of Pleasant Mountain, it’s an organization particularly relevant to SPRT and worthy of the team’s support.  The Loon Echo Trek described below is important to LELT’s finances but also a very fun event for outdoor enthusiasts.  You can bike and/or hike in many combinations and finish the event with lunch and a free massage (at least last year) at the Shawnee Peak base lodge.  There are no minimum fund raising obligations or anything like that.  It’s just fun.  It would be great fun if a large group of SPRT families were able to join the Trek this year.


Click HERE for more info on this event.

Thank you!

 Kevin Wall

Summer Hiking Series This Sunday

This Sunday 6/28 will be our first hike up Shawnee Peak, for anybody interested please meet at 9 AM outside the Race room. We will hike up the front side of Shawnee. Hope to see you there!


2015 Summer Hiking Series

I would like to invite the Shawnee Peak Race Team along with family and friends to the 2015 Summer Hiking Series. All are welcome! We will hike four different aspects of Shawnee to become more familiar with the mountain we love. Here are some dates I have put together, so mark your calendars and get your hiking shoes ready! Hope to see everyone this summer!

June 28: Up the front side of Shawnee Peak. Meet at the Race Room at 9 am.
July 12: Southwest Ridge Trail, Meet in the parking lot at 9 am. Located off of Denmark Rd. Will send out directions to the parking lot closer to the date.
August 16: Ledges Trail, Meet in the parking lot at 9 am.
October 3: Bald Peak Trail. Meet at Trail Head at 9am.

New equipment rules

check out the new equipment rules for the 2015/16 ski season. Here is one rule for U14’s and older I feel needs to be addressed.

Helmets: Beginning season 2015/16 athletes U14 and older must use helmets that meet the new FIS standards for all USSA GS, SG and DH competitions.

Here is a link to the USSA website to view all the rule changes for the 2015/16 season. USSA Rules


End of the year survey

If you haven’t already taken part in the anonymous end of the year survey. Check it out HERE. We will close it down April 15th.

Thank you in advance!


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