DHASH cleaning the trails for skiing
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READSBORO- Join in on Sunday, October 22, from 9 am to 3 pm at the former Dutch Hill ski area (now managed by the US Forest Service) to help open up the slopes for human-powered skiing.

DHASH, a chapter of the Catamount Trail Association, has been given permission to cut young growth and remove blowdowns as part of a Forest Service program to encourage non-motorized winter recreation at the site.

No, there won’t be any ski lifts, but anyone who can climb the mountain under their own power will be able to ski down. Help make it happen.

Strict Forest Service safety requirements include: wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy footwear; wear a hard hat and eye protection; and use gloves. Don’t have a hard hat? Come anyway. Organizers have a few spares. Everyone must go through a safety briefing before starting work, so try to arrive by 9 am.

Bring a favorite tool, or just bring muscles and help haul the cut debris into brush piles.

There will be a bring-your-own barbecue in the parking lot afterward. DHASH is bringing hot dogs to share. Please don’t do any clearing or cutting outside of the DHASH workdays. Dutch Hill is on Route 100, about six miles north of the Massachusetts border in Heartwellville (a village of Readsboro).

For more information contact info@dhash4vt.org, or visit dhash4vt.org.

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