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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pinhole Photography at Odiorne State Park: Part 1

Pinhole Photography at Odiorne State Park: Part 1

Posted on by Robert Eaton, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

So, what is a pinhole camera? The world’s first camera! The concept is as old as Aristotle, but I first learned about them in my high school photography class. Today, there is a niche of photographers who enthusiastically pursue the … Continue reading

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Working in the Cold: Mt Washington State Park Blog, Feb 27

Working in the Cold: Mt Washington State Park Blog, Feb 27

Posted on by Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

The BR 275′s Bombardier Snow Tractors are mechanical marvels. The way their unique parts fit together is minute compared to the likes of a Space Shuttle, however, they are still very mechanically and electronically complex machines. These snow groomers are … Continue reading

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The SCA and Bear Brook State Park

The SCA and Bear Brook State Park

Posted on by Robert Eaton, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

Daily lesson planning for afternoon programs. Last week I had the opportunity to visit the 2012 Student Conservation Association group residing in Bear Brook State Park. The SCA NH Corps is located in the heart of Bear Brook where Interns … Continue reading

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A Day at Cannon Mountain

A Day at Cannon Mountain

Posted on by Theresa Conn, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

A few days ago, my friend Emily and I had the awesome opportunity to go to Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park. Cannon is a 4100 foot mountain that has 56 open trails this winter. Craving snow? Cannon’s got … Continue reading

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Muddy Paw Sled Dog Team

Tuesday Feb 21, Mt Washington State Park Blog

Posted on by Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

Last Thursday morning we met Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel Musher Chase at base of carriage road after he just completed a practice dog sled run up to the tree line and back. Chase will be taking another practice run … Continue reading

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Valentine's Day Date Ideas in NH State Parks

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in NH State Parks

Posted on by Theresa Conn, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

Franconia Notch State Park Happy Valentine’s Day! Tired of getting chocolates and flowers? Sick of picking out which sappy card to give your sweetheart? This year, give the best Valentine’s Day gift ever- a fun, memorable day in a State … Continue reading

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Mount Washington State Park, Friday Feb 10th 2012

Mount Washington State Park, Friday Feb 10th 2012

Posted on by Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

Mount Washington from the West Recently a caller asked us why is Mt Washington an ‘important mountain’? Good question and one with many answers.  At 6,288′ it is the highest peak in New Hampshire and the highest point east of … Continue reading

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New Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park

New Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park

Posted on by Theresa Conn, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

Growing up outside of Boston, Hampton Beach State Park was one of my favorite destinations. As a kid, it meant sand castles, arcade games, and boogie-boarding in the surf. When my friends and I were finally old enough to get … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park, Friday Feb 3, 2012

Mt Washington State Park, Friday Feb 3, 2012

Posted on by Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

Yesterday was ‘Groundhog Day’ which according to ancient German legend, if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on February 2nd there will be six more weeks of winter. If there is no shadow cast then superstition says it will be … Continue reading

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