Annual NELSAP Picnic
Mt. Agamenticus, Maine
August 14, 2000
Several NELSAP enthusiasts enjoying the fist annual picnic. From left to right, Chris Bradford, Betsy McDonough, Patrick Sullivan,
Jeremy Davis, and Steve Kijak. Not pictured are Glenn Parkinson and his wife, and the parents of Patrick Sullivan
Article by NELSAP Researcher Betsy McDonough:
first annual NELSAP picnic was held on August 12, 2000 at Mount Agamenticus in
York, Maine. After a dreary start,
the clouds parted and we were treated to a beautiful day.
NELSAPPERS from all over New England attended the event which started out
with a picnic on the deck of the former ski lodge.
Jeremy provided the reading material and conversation rallied around the
future of NELSAP (which by the way is very exciting-more to come later!).
||After lunch, we started our hike down the trails of “Big A”. Agamenticus was an upside-down ski area, meaning you park at the top and ski down. We first checked out the beginner rope tow area which is slowly growing in. The poles to the tow remain as does part of the “engine building” at the top of the tow. The T-bar sans the T’s remain. The trails remain in pretty good shape as they are used by hikers and mountain bikers during the summer. We then hiked over to the bottom of the double chair lift. Then it was time for the hike up. We took our time by taking the long windy trail back up. We saw a couple little garter (snakes which Betsy took off in full sprint to get away from! Also saw plenty of mosquitoes!.|
in all it was a great day and we hope to have more of these events
throughout the year and we hope that they get bigger and bigger! Some discussion about the future of NELSAP involves a greater cooperation
with various ski museums of New England, more areas to come, additional
states (NY/PA), an increase in the number of still open areas historical
images, and more events.
Thanks to Glenn and his wife, Chris, Patrick and Family, Steve, Jeremy, and Betsy for making the trip!
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