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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 […]

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The Track Experience

Earlier this year, I looked back at the history of New Hampshire’s largest sporting venue, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. What I wanted to do, before I slipped into story-telling mode, was to make a sales pitch. And with the track’s final September race weekend a week away, and weather looking favorable for the moment, now […]

Annual trip to Ray's Seafood restaurant: check!

Lobster isn’t Just Food, it’s Tradition (Plus a Recipe!)

For months, my social media feeds have been flooded with dreamy images of ice cream, summer produce, and locally-caught seafood. New Hampshire summers are very food-centric, and for many native Granite Staters, these foods are tradition. For me, this is especially true of lobster. As a kid, the Isles of Shoals was my home away […]

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 […]