November 9, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Dave Roberts, a founding member and director of BRCC, passed away on March 29, 2017. An avid hiker and mountain climber, Dave was also involved with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

Dave spent decades exploring the Belknap Range, marking existing trails, blazing new trails, and marking the location of numerous natural and historic features. Using early GPS technology, Dave generated the first hiking trail maps of the Range. Current Belknap Range trail maps, which can be found on this site, are basically updates of Dave's original maps.

Dave was known as "dcr" on the popular Forum, where he posted over 1,400 beautiful photos in the PhotoPost section of the site. He posted many photos of mountain scenes for the enjoyment and education of the Forum viewers. In many of his photos he labeled each mountain peak for the benefit of the viewers. Here is one of Dave's mountain view photos:

annotated panoramic from mount major in winter

Dave will be missed by his many friends, acquaintances, and anyone who happened to meet him along the Belknap Range trails.