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Trails Day Photos

October 6, 2018

By Jan Stearns

An enthusiastic group of WVAIA volunteers of all ages contributed their time and effort for the National Public Lands Day held on September 22, 2018. The crew worked on the south end of the Snows Mountain Trail in Waterville Valley. … Continue reading

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Trails Day on Snows Mountain

September 17, 2018

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley’s outdoor club, WVAIA, is hosting a trail maintenance day on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  Meet by 8:30 a.m. at the gazebo in Town Square, then carpool to the Snows Mountain Trail.  Anyone willing … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Photos: National Trails Day

June 12, 2017

By Jan Stearns

WVAIA, Waterville Valley’s outdoor club, hosted a trail clean-up day on Saturday, June 3rd in honor of the National Trails Day.  Kudos to the energetic group of volunteers who came out to help cut back forest growth on Cascades Path. … Continue reading

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