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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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Will you be alive after five?

August 11, 2015

By Jan Stearns

The Denali 5 Summit Challenge takes place this weekend (Aug. 14-16) in Waterville Valley! Some of New England’s highest peaks surround the Valley.  The Denali Challenge is to hike five of these peaks in one weekend – from Friday through … Continue reading

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Winter Hiking Hints

January 16, 2015

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley’s outdoor club, WVAIA, offers free guided hikes throughout the winter.  The next hike is this Saturday, Jan. 17, to Timber Camp Trail.  Meet hike leaders Brenda Conklin and Beth Madden at 9 a.m. at the gazebo in Town … Continue reading

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Five Summit Challenge

July 17, 2013

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Resort just announced the Denali Challenge:  Summit five Waterville Valley mountains in a single weekend, August 16-18, 2013. Mount Denali (aka Mt. McKinley) is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet … Continue reading

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Tyler Tales: 13 down; 35 to go

July 14, 2012

By Jan Stearns

My son, Tyler, is continuing his quest to hike all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers.  His girlfriend arrived from Japan at the end of June and after buying her a pair of new hiking boots, and with a little cajoling … Continue reading

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