Even with the fire tower closed because of Covid-19 precautions, Hurricane Mt. in Keene remains a popular hiking destination.  That’s why Friends of Hurricane Mt. is hiring a Summit Steward for the summer hiking season, as we have the past three years.

Here is where the challenge comes in – paying for our Steward.  The State of New York is not in a position to fund the Steward this year because of the Covid-19 crisis.

As hikers flock to our area after months of lockdown, a Steward will be critical in helping to keep people safe and protect the environment.  Our Steward will educate hikers on the principles of Leave No Trace, the flora and fauna of the area, other hiking opportunities, history of the fire towers, and local information. 

With volunteers, our Steward will also maintain the three trails and prepare for the re-opening by installing a new map table in the cabin and mounting panoramic photographs identifying key peaks and points of interest.

Join the 2020 Hurricane Fire Tower Challenge.  $4,000 is our goal.

You may mail donations to:   
Friends of Hurricane, c/o AARCH, 1745 Main St, Keeseville, NY 12944 or contribute via our website by clicking the donation button on the sidebar.