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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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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: A Summer Vacation Worth the Money

April 20, 2018

By Jan Stearns

I was perusing Reader’s Digest online and found an article listing the 13 Summer Vacation Packages Worth the Money.  Guess who’s on the list?  Yup.  Waterville Valley.  Our Yankee Shangri-la is in good company among some pretty highfalutin vacation destinations, including:  Mt. … 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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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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