This stream-of-consciousness postcard was assembled from random entries in the Marlboro Trail hiker register on Mount Monadnock, most-climbed mountain in the Western Hemisphere. A year of scrawled fragments…


The New Hampshire Bureau of Trails, a division of the state’s Division of Parks and Recreation, recently honored the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests as its Landowner of the Year. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the NH Snowmobile Association.

Have you ever heard silence for a few hours?

The midwinter forest is an excellent place to start

The “Dark Skies” movement was created in opposition to pervasive, creeping nighttime light pollution that obscures constellations in urban areas. But what about noise …

CONCORD – Nov. 5, 2014 – From around the nation and nearby, nearly 2,000 fans of Mt. Major donated to a fundraising campaign to buy land on and near the popular hiking destination, lifting the campaign to its $1.8 million goal.

You could look at January this way: cold, dark, anticlimactic after the holiday hubbub. Or, you could look at January this way: refreshing, beautiful, magical. I’d be willing to bet that anyone who chooses the latter is someone who gets out there and has fun outdoors in the winter.

Do you ever suffer from TMOYMS -- Too Much On Your Mind Syndrome? I do. It manifests itself in various ways, all of which make you look like an idiot. It’s driving away from the Dunkin Donuts drive-through without waiting for your change. It’s putting a box of rice away in the refrigerator.

I would cheerfully walk for 10 miles if sun-warmed, wild blueberries were at the end of the trail. Fortunately, in New Hampshire we don’t have to walk that far, but it helps if we walk in an upwards direction.

Herbert Welsh, seasonal resident on Lake Sunapee, died nearly 75 years ago at the admirable age of 89. As is the case with ardent conservationists, Welsh’s contributions to the people of New Hampshire have survived him.