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Matt Jeralds in the ASPNC office

Meet ASPNC’s New Rec Therapist

This fall Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC) welcomed Matt Jeralds as its new Recreational Therapist. Recreational Therapy is a practice that develops specific activity-based programs for individuals with injuries or disabilities. These programs aim to improve physiological and physical health and create overall well-being. For ASPNC the new position opens additional possibilities […]

A US Forest Service Ranger addresses the volunteers on the John Sherburne Trail work day.

Granite Backcountry Alliance: Building Backcountry Skiing in New Hampshire

A crowd of skiers and snowboarders gathers in the parking lot at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. They review their gear and make a plan before heading out on the trail to Hermit Lake Shelter. Everyone seems prepared, but there are no skis. Or snow. Also, it’s June. Instead, this group gathers to perform a […]

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The Sunrise Ascent – the Climb Goes On!

The teams were trained and prepared. The equipment was primed and ready. The snacks were available in copious quantities. Oh, but the weather! Event Day August 6 marked the eighth Sunrise Ascent of Mount Washington, an event I’ve previously written about. For the event’s climb up the Mount Washington Auto Road, teams of adaptive athletes and volunteers […]

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Rainy Day Activities in the North Country

It’s no secret that we here in the North Country love adventures outdoors, but it’s also no secret that the weather can foil those pursuits. When Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with plans for hikes and watersports, there’s still plenty to enjoy about the North Country. Visit these local spots the next time the weather turns […]

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Copper Cannon Cleanup

As my bank won’t accept volunteer blogging in lieu of mortgage payments, my workdays find me in Franconia at Garnet Hill (GH). The company has a special relationship with nearby Copper Cannon Camp in Bethlehem. In addition to hosting some of Garnet Hill’s outstanding staff parties throughout the year, the camp is also the site […]

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Finding History in Franconia

Franconia is known for its mountains, but the small village just north of the namesake notch holds a storied history. From its roots as a ski town to the home of a famous poet, Franconia’s past is captured in area museums and landmarks today. This spring if you head to the North Country for hiking and […]