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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, […]

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Doing Good NH: Aly Moore of Cynthia’s Challenge

This week I spoke with Aly Moore the Marketing Coordinator of Purity Spring Resort, Inc/King Pine Ski Area and the Event Coordinator of Cynthia’s Challenge, a non profit 24-hour ski-a-thon to raise funds for families with children with high medical costs.   Aly is a graduate of Leadership Mount Washington Valley and grew up volunteering […]

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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 […]