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Denali Challenge – Hike Five Waterville Valley Peaks

August 8, 2018

By Jan Stearns

It’s time once again for indomitable peakbaggers to gather in Waterville Valley for the annual Denali Challenge. Beginning Friday, Aug. 10 and culminating on Sunday, Aug. 12, hikers are challenged to summit five peaks in and around Waterville Valley equaling … Continue reading

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Forest Bathing in Waterville Valley

August 2, 2018

By Jan Stearns

The mountains that embrace Waterville Valley were mapped as early as 1524 by explorers to the New World. The peaks surrounding the valley – Tecumseh, Osceola, Sandwich and Tripyramid – have offered the intrepid a place for solace, delight and … Continue reading

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Teen Hiking Club

July 5, 2018

By Jan Stearns

A local teen who loves to hike is looking for other like-minded teens to join her for hikes in and around Waterville Valley.  Nothing formal or fancy.  I caught up with Johanna by email and she told me that she … Continue reading

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Trails Day

June 5, 2018

By Jan Stearns

The Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association (shortened to a much more manageable WVAIA) is hosting a Trails Day this Saturday, June 9.  Meet at the gazebo in Town Square by 8 a.m. to carpool to the Welch/Dickey trail head.  … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Writer Publishes Book

March 2, 2018

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley property owner, Cheryl Suchors, just announced the release date for her new book, 48 PEAKS: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains.  The book will be released on September 11, 2018. According to Cheryl, the key to a successful … Continue reading

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Over the Headwall: A Ski History of Tuckerman Ravine

December 9, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Weekends in February are already filling up with fun activities and events.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.  Jeff Leich, Executive Director of the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, will be the special guest at WVAIA’s annual … Continue reading

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Another Lost Hiker

November 25, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Just over a month ago I posted about a couple of lost hikers who needed assistance getting off Dickey Mountain Trail. Well, it’s happened again.  A couple of days ago New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers reported that a hiker … Continue reading

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Proposal for a Waterville Valley Long Trail

September 14, 2017

By Jan Stearns

I recently ran into long-time Waterville Valley property owner, Marvin Weinberger.  My children attended the Waterville Valley Rec. Dept.’s summer day camp with his kids many years ago, and both of us recalled those fun days with fond memories. I … Continue reading

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Trails Day

May 5, 2017

By Jan Stearns

WVAIA is hosting a Trails Day on Saturday, May 6.  Meet at the Waterville Valley Town Square gazebo at 8 a.m. to carpool to the Welch/Dickey parking lot in Thornton. Volunteers will be performing trail maintenance on the Welch Mountain Trail.  Bring … Continue reading

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WVAIA Guided Hike

February 2, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Calling all WVAIA members!  On Saturday, Feb. 4th, WVAIA will lead a hike up Mt. Israel, which is located just a hop, skip, and a jump on the other side of Sandwich Mountain. The hike will set-off from the Mead … Continue reading

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