RANDOLPH — The Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA), the first pilot chapter of the Catamount Trail Association, has launched a summer fundraising effort to expand glades in the area around central Vermont.
RASTA has been working in partnership with the New England Forestry Foundation and a local landowner Paul Kendall since 2013 to develop backcountry glades throughout the 1,547-acre Braintree Mountain Forest. Last fall, volunteers began cutting glades on the Skidoo Mountain. Now, with fundraising help, the organization plans to construct a parking lot, renovate the existing Bell Gates backcountry cabin, build a trailhead kiosk and develop two additional glades on neighboring Twin Peaks.
RASTA’s fundraising campaign seeks to raise $25,000 over the next two months. Learn more about their initiative at indiegogo.com.
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