Expert Trail Builder Roger Haydock Talks Trail Layout and Construction

On Sunday January 6, 5:30-6:45 PM in the dining room of the Saxtons River Inn at 27 Main Street in Saxtons River, VT, Roger Haydock will give the first in a series of Fireside Chats. These popular informal talks are sponsored by Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society and will focus on nature trails, youthful memories, and beavers. Haydock’s talk is entitled “Out for a Hike: Building and Exploring Trails in Our Area.”

Roger Haydock has been an avid trail builder since he helped lay out the long, steep trail up Black Mountain in Dummerston 30 years ago. Since then, he has laid out trails for the Putney Mountain Association, the Dummerston Nature Reserve and Trails Committee, Scott Farm, and the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association [WHPA]. He has planned and constructed numerous trails for WHPA – sometimes on very challenging landscapes – and recently completed WHPA’s Radford-Smith Trail, which opened in September. He is presently working on a two-mile trail for Dummerston’s proposed Deer Run Preserve.

For 40 years, prior to his retirement, Haydock was a freelance camera-crew member who worked on documentaries for PBS, including 60 episodes of Nova; the 1980 Winter Olympics, for ABC; 60 Minutes for CBS; and baseball, jazz, and national parks films with Ken Burns.

The three different January Fireside Chats are offered at no charge, although donations are accepted. Those attending the informal programs are invited to bring their own memories, photos, artifacts, and stories related to the topic of the evening.

The Inn’s dining room will be open for dinner after the presentation for further socializing. Reservations are appreciated by calling the Inn at 802-869-2110. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information will be available by contacting Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960.

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Roger Haydock

Roger Haydock stands beside the kiosk for the Radford-Smith Trail he completed this fall for the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association. He will share his knowledge about local trails at the first 2019 Fireside Chat, sponsored by Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society, on Sunday January 6 at the Saxtons River Inn.