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Guided Hike on Saturday

November 14, 2019

By Jan Stearns

They originally called it a fall hike, but it’s looking more like this Saturday’s guided hike should be considered an early winter hike.  Join guide, Dan Newton, on Saturday, Nov. 16 as he leads a group of hikers up a … Continue reading

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First Redliner Patch Recipient

September 10, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Congratulations Jim St. Cyr, the very first recipient of the Waterville Valley Redliner 125 Patch! This summer the Waterville Valley Recreation Department launched the new WV Redliner 125 Patch program. To earn the patch, hikers must complete a total of … Continue reading

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Brenda on the Ice Age Trail

September 23, 2018

By Jan Stearns

It’s always enjoyable, but sometimes challenging, catching up with Brenda Conklin. As my dad used to say, you won’t find any grass growing under her feet.  Brenda is always walking.  Somewhere.  Her accomplishments include the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail … Continue reading

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Traipsing with Leadfoot

November 1, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley resident Brenda Conklin has more than a fair share of  hiking/walking/traipsing/tramping under her belt.  She’s hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, Vermont’s Long Trail, the Camino de Santiago and most every trail in and around Waterville Valley.  Brenda, also … Continue reading

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Dramatic Hike on Irene’s Path

October 24, 2017

By Jan Stearns

I was perusing the Conway Daily Sun newspaper and saw a nice piece about Irene’s Path hiking trail written by Ed Sanders. Irene’s Path is named after Hurricane Irene, which blew through the eastern United States in August 2011.  It … Continue reading

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Lost Hikers

October 13, 2017

By Jan Stearns

You probably saw the news account.  On Saturday, Oct. 7, two hikers on Dickey Mountain Trail lost sight of the trail after the sun set.  They used a cell phone to call for help.  New Hampshire Fish & Game responded … Continue reading

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Guided Hike, BYO Picnic Lunch at Schwendi Hutte

September 15, 2017

By Jan Stearns

WVAIA is offering a delightful view-laden hike on Saturday, Sept. 16. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Town Square gazebo to carpool or shuttle to Mt. Tecumseh. Bring plenty of water and a lunch. Led by WVAIA volunteer John Recine, … Continue reading

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Stinging Insects Back on the Trails

August 19, 2017

By Jan Stearns

We’ve heard from some Waterville Valley hikers that stinging insects are very active at the base of Fletchers Cascades and at the top of the Snows Mountain Trail.   I don’t know whether they are wasps, hornets or yellow jackets. … Continue reading

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Meet Betsy, Welch Ledges Steward

August 8, 2017

By Jan Stearns

The 4.1 mile Welch and Dickey Loop Trail, just west of Waterville Valley, is a hugely popular hiking trail. A portion of the trail known as the Welch Ledges is home to rare and delicate high alpine plants. Over time – perhaps thousands of … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Hosts ‘Denali Challenge’

August 7, 2017

By Jan Stearns

With more than a dozen 4,000-foot peaks surrounding Waterville Valley, NH, an invitation has been issued to hikers to climb five of them in a single weekend of intense hiking, fun, and entertainment.   Waterville Valley’s 4th annual Denali Challenge will … Continue reading

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