Category: On The Trails & Summits

Mt. Katherine And Wonalancet River – Sweet Easy Hikes

Yours truly and Danielle on Wonalancet Out Door Club’s Brook Path near the Wonalancet River Falls also named Locke Falls after a nearby farm. The two mile end to end trail closely follows the bank of the river the entire distance. The Brook Path is well marked, the water crossings are bridged and it is

Mount Pemigewasset Franconia Notch State Park

Charlie Gunn sitting on top of Mount Pemigewasset aka Indian Head. The 2,557 foot peak offers excellent views and it is included on the “52 with a View” hiking list. by Amy PatenaudeOutdoor/Ski Writer Mount Pemigewasset summit ledges stand out high above the west side of the south end of Franconia Notch. The ledges form

Late Summer Fun At The Polar Caves And Loon Mtn

Charlie Gunn making his way through the Needle’s Eye along the Rocky Ridge Way at the Polar Caves in Rumney. The Polar Cave’s gigantic granite boulders and caves are fun to explore. A Day At White Mountain Attractions by Amy PatenaudeOutdoor/Ski Writer New Hampshire isn’t Disneyland, New Hampshire’s better! New Hampshire has the White Mountain

Cannon Mountain’s Aerial Tramway – A Fun Ride to the Top

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer This summer Cannon Mountain celebrates 80 years of Aerial Tramway service! Cannon is the home to the first aerial tramway in North America when it first opened in 1938. I missed the party but I did attempt to take the free ride that was offered to New Hampshire residents

Section Hiking Vermont’s Long Trail

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The Long Trail follows the spine of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border. End to end the Long Trail is 272 miles in length. The Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail coincide until north of Pico Peak when the AT leaves the Long Trail

Hiking North, Middle & South Tripyramid From Waterville Valley

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer “Waterville Haystacks” was an early name for Mount Tripyramid, the big three-summit mountain that rests between Waterville Valley and south of the Kancamagus Highway in Albany. There are options to make a loop over these peaks from Waterville Valley and the Kanc. The most challenging and spectacular route is the

Amy Goes Hiking At Maine Mountains In Baxter State Park

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Baxter State Park is way up there. I made it to the Big Moose Inn & Cabins in Millinocket from Franconia in about five hours. After I checked in, I drove a couple miles to find a big view across Millinocket Lake of Mount Kathadin and Baxter State Park’s many

Volunteer Trail Work— We Can Do It!

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Chatham Trails Assoc. & Wonalancet Out Door Club There are thousands of miles of trails described in the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain and Southern New Hampshire Guides. There are thousands more all over New England. There are trails to the mountaintops, waterfalls, big rocks and through forests everywhere. Wicked

Las Vegas! My Best Bet? Hiking!

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer I lost a dollar in a slot machine and I thought I had my fill of gambling. But soon I was tempted again. I played a blackjack machine. I bet a five dollar bill since I didn’t have a dollar. I said goodbye to Mr. Lincoln as the bill

Red Hill

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The Red Hill Fire Tower rises high above the shores of Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee. Visitors that climb the steps up the tower will behold a grand vista over the Lakes to the White Mountains, the Squam Range and the Belknaps. The Ossipee Mountains and the Sandwich Range

Utah – Rain, Snow & Sunshine!

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Turns out that I did not need to leave New Hampshire to find new snow. I don’t know why but every time I head west it snows like crazy at home. I thought going to Utah for some fine spring skiing would be just the thing to do. But after

Not Giving Up on Snow!

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The chairlift bullwheels at some of the ski areas have stopped spinning for the season. The smallest ski hills that rely on natural snow shut down a couple weeks ago. A few more ski areas stayed open until the first of April. But don’t fret there are still resorts

Yup, It’s Spring

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Yippee the silly season is here! Time to put away the heavy winter jacket and dig out your Hawaiian shirt! Spring officially sprung on Tuesday March 20th at 12:15pm. The days continue to grow longer and we survived setting the clock an hour ahead. There is plenty of daylight to