The day the crew finished their largest staircase, they felt so proud of the work that they accomplished. Looking back at what had to be done on the first day, they all got a little glazed over in the eyes and could not grasp the scope of the project. As they worked day after day on the project and got to see it come together, it was easy to sense the ownership they were taking over it. Many of the crew members started to want everything done not only well, but well to the point where it would last forever. They wanted their stone staircase to be a sort of legacy they left behind. When they finally did finish the staircase and had the chance to take pictures with it, there was nothing but joy and pride to be seen on their faces.
In July 2014, two crews of 5-6 high school youth from Manchester, NH completed trail work projects on Mount Kearsarge and near Mount Sunapee. The students met a variety of challenges on the trail, but accomplished a great deal toward improving public trails. The two separate projects were completed with the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition and the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail Club and funded in part with Q2C Partnership.
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