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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Leave No Trace at Pawtuckaway State Park

Leave No Trace at Pawtuckaway State Park

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

On an unseasonably balmy 80 degree day last week, my friends Caroline, Greg, and I headed to Pawtuckaway State Park to do some campfire cooking. Unfortunately, things did not work out as planned. It turns out the campground/campfire area doesn’t … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park: Monday, March 26th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park: Monday, March 26th, 2012

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

It’s been a record breaking weather week on the summit of Mt Washington. Temperatures for the summit shattered six daily record highs with the warmest recorded by MWO of 54F on Wednesday, March 21st. That’s 15 degrees warmer than the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Festival Near Mount Washington State Park

Chocolate Festival Near Mount Washington State Park

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

This has definitely been the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. It was torture. I have been sitting here drooling for the past hour, reminiscing about my experience at the 23rd Annual Mount Washington Valley Chocolate Festival. Nestled in … Continue reading

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Winter Surf at Jenness State Beach

Winter Surf at Jenness State Beach

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

Surfing doesn’t often come to mind when most everyone in New England is hunkered down in the middle of the winter season. With New Hampshire boasting its 18 miles of coastline it’s an unlikely candidate for the sport, but when … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park, March 19th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park, March 19th, 2012

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

By the calendar this past week was still officially ‘winter’ but it definitely felt spring like on the summit of Mt Washington. We had all sorts of weather from light snow to rain to fog to stunning undercasts where the … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park Monday March 12th, 2012

Mt Washington State Park Monday March 12th, 2012

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

Sherman Adams Summit Building Guess I shouldn’t quit my day job just yet to become a weather forecaster. Last week I wrote that a series of low pressure systems could give us a Nor’easter on Friday. Instead we got record … Continue reading

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Dog Sledding up Mount Washington with Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel

Dog Sledding up Mount Washington with Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel

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

Last week, I had an experience I’ll never forget: a sunrise dogsled run up on the Mount Washington Auto that leads to Mount Washington State Park. The Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, based out of Jefferson, New Hampshire, has been … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park, Monday March 5, 2012

Mt Washington State Park, Monday March 5, 2012

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

We saw an interesting large dog print the other day on our trip up the mountain. Guessing it spanned well over 4″ from tip of claw to its heel pad. It was traveling downhill towards Pinkham at 2000′ elevation coming … Continue reading

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NH Fish and Game's "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Winter Workshop

NH Fish and Game’s “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” Winter Workshop

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

On February 18th, I went to the annual Winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, sponsored by the NH Fish and Game department. Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) gives women an opportunity to learn useful outdoor skills in an exciting and … Continue reading

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