Episode 114 - Old Growth Forests in the White Mountains with David Govatski,

Episode 114 - Old Growth Forests in the White Mountains with David Govatski,




Welcome to the Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast! Also known as SLASR. Join an experienced search and rescue volunteer and his friend as they discuss all things related to hiking and search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 Welcome to episode 114 of the sounds like a search and rescue podcast, we are a podcast about hiking and search and rescue in the white mountains. We also spend a lot of time talking about history, trail maintenance and forest management. This week we have a great guest joining us - Dave Govatski is the co curator of the White Mountains museum at Plymouth State University, he is a US forest Service employee, a volunteer trail maintainer, and an expert in old growth forests. David was kind enough to sit down with us on a wide ranging discussion where we touched on many topics including his involvement in the 1967 cog Railway accident, his advice on where to local old growth forest in the White Mountains, his experience in the forest service, the weeks act and a slew of other topics. All this plus recent hikes on Madison, Adams, and Acteon ridge plus recent search and rescue news included a near tragedy on Cannon Mountain

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  • Higher Summits Forecast

  • Begging for Apple Podcast Reviews

  • The Stomps love floating on the Pemi

  • Listener feedback

  • Near tragedy on Cannon Mountain

  • 6 year old climbs the Devils Tower in Wyoming

  • Free climber falls 500 feet

  • Pop Culture Talk, 

  • Recent Hikers on Mount Madison, Mount Adams and Acteon Ridge

  • Guest of the Week - Dave Govatski

  • Recent Search and Rescue News


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