Westmore Mountain Challenge
The Westmore Mountain Challenge is about landscapes, endurance, and recreation, but it is also about community. The work of NorthWoods staff and youth crews in the NEK over the past 30 years is one of the reasons this trail system is able to be hiked today. Every mountain trail in the Challenge has been planned, built, or maintained in part by the NorthWoods Conservation Corps and state and private partners. Each summer, our Corps employs crews of local teens to build and maintain miles of trails to public lands across the NEK and New England. We have crews stationed in all six New England states, doing work such as removing invasive species, maintaining trails, planting trees, and building kiosks, bridges, boardwalks, and handicapped access trails. The hard work and dedication of these young people, learning to work together, work hard, and value the outdoors, inspires us daily. Your entry fee and additional donations allow us to continue the important work of growing the next generation of stewards who will enjoy, care for, and conserve our trails, forests, and waterways for years to come. To show your support for our work on the trails and in the community, you are welcomed to make an additional donation in the “Like Our Hikes” section of the event registration.
Before Friday – select this option on your registration form to arrange to pick up your registration packet and number earlier in the week, as available. We will contact you with options for pick-up days.
Friday night – Pre-registration pickups
Saturday 5:30am – lodge check-in and first shuttles depart
Saturday 5:30am – check-in at the trailhead for drop-offs (we will not bring your number or registration packet to the trailhead. Please arrange alternate pickup of these materials on campus before Saturday.)
Saturday evening – post-hike check-in, food truck & celebration!