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Hot Historical Hiking

Slapping my perspiration-laden forearm out of reaction to a pinching sensation commonly associated with mosquitos, I lifted my hand from my arm to reveal a sickly collage of blood, sweat, and bug guts on my body. This wasn’t a new occurrence. There were many pests on the South Manchester rail trail — mostly black flies […]

Kathy and her pup

Doing Good NH: Kathy Ellis and Jamie Gillon of the AMC Young Professionals Chapter

This week I spoke with Kathy Ellis and Jamie Gillon, board members of the Appalachian Mountain Club‘s young professional chapter (Young Members Group). Kathy was born and raised in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, attended college in Tampa, Florida fell in love and moved with her husband to his beautiful home state of New Hampshire! She said, “I’m […]

Franconia's trails are not without personality.

Friends of Profile Trails Forging a Path in Franconia

Two roads diverge in a yellow wood and, thanks to the Friends of Profile Trails, you can travel both. The Friends of Profile Trails (FPT) represent a collective of efforts across the Franconia valley region to spur local trail networks. The group aims to foster healthy lifestyles through biking, hiking, and skiing on terrain suitable […]