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Hiking changes our brains

April 13, 2016

By Jan Stearns

I really look forward to my early morning sojourns into the woods with my dog.  The sights, sounds and smells of nature are as cleansing, refreshing and invigorating as a morning shower. The benefits of hiking may seem obvious.  It … Continue reading

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Guided Hike to Mt. Pemigewasset

September 17, 2015

By Jan Stearns

Ever wonder why Mt. Pemigewasset is called Indian Head? Still not sure?  Really? This Saturday, Sept. 19, join WVAIA volunteer hike leader Brenda Conklin for a hike to the 2,557′ summit of Mt. Pemigewasset in Franconia Notch.  This two mile hike … Continue reading

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Photos from the Denali Challenge

August 29, 2015

By Jan Stearns

The Denali 5 Summit Challenge may not be the biggest event that Waterville Valley Resort hosts each summer; but, what it lacks in numbers, it gains in altitude! Thirty-five hikers signed up for the challenge. There were competitors from Maine, … Continue reading

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Guided Hike to Mt. Cardigan

July 30, 2015

By Jan Stearns

Join WVAIA volunteer Gary Moak on Saturday, Aug. 1 for a hike up Mt. Cardigan (3155′).  The hike will ascend via the Holt and Clark Trails; and, time permitting, return by completing the loop over Firescrew (3.064′) and down the … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Guided Hikes

July 20, 2015

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley’s outdoor club, WVAIA, is offering free guided hikes on the following dates: (NOTE:  For all hikes, meet at 9 a.m. at the gazebo in Town Square) Tuesday, July 21 – Mt. Hedgehog Saturday, Aug. 1 – Mt. Cardigan … Continue reading

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Guided Hike to Bald Knob

May 22, 2015

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley’s outdoor club, WVAIA, is leading a unique (and free!) off-trail hike to Bald Knob on the Acteon Ridge on Sunday, May 24.  Pack a lunch and water and meet at the Town Square gazebo by 9 a.m. on … Continue reading

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Thinking about traversing the Presidential Range?

March 8, 2015

By Jan Stearns

If you’re thinking about a summer traverse of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains, take a look at National Geographic Traveler magazine’s April 2015 issue and a story by Joyce Maynard. It’s a great read. Read the complete story … Continue reading

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It’s not about the hike…

October 8, 2014

By Jan Stearns

The Rey Center summer lecture series, “Trails and Tales from the Wilderness,” concludes on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. with a presentation by Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper, “It’s Not About the Hike.”    According to Sporborg and Piper, … Continue reading

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Welch-Dickey Make ’50 Best Hikes’ List!

October 6, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Outdoors writer Marty Basch penned a great write-up about the Welch-Dickey loop in his story, “50 Best Hikes in New England.” Basch wrote, “Double the mountains, double the fun. The 4.4-mile circuit over the top of New Hampshire’s Welch and … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Winter Hike Schedule

December 20, 2013

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association (better known as WVAIA) just released their 2013/14 winter hiking schedule.  WVAIA offers free guided hikes to Waterville Valley-region locations throughout the year.  In winter, snowshoes or cross-country skis are required (as noted in … Continue reading

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