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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 […]

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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Do you GALA?

If you asked me to define community, I would ramble on about people gathering over shared meals, common interests or for the goal of our “greater good.” I would say that a strong sense of community leads to happy and healthy people because they feel loved and supported. I would tell you a strong sense […]

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Rediscovering the Northeast in the Mountains of New Hampshire

Feeling good, but with a long way to go, the peaks recede behind me as every step takes me further along the vast ridgeline. Madison, Adams, Jefferson…Washington looms ahead, its summit cone sitting high above the rest of the sleeping giants that make up the Presidential Range. Wispy clouds roll over ridges and through saddles, […]