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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Home of Fireflies in Franconia Notch State Park

Fireflies Illuminate Franconia Notch at Night

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By: Andrea Klaphake, Interpretive Ranger at Franconia Notch State Park It was in a flash that I found inspiration to teach others about fireflies. It happened while I was in Castleton, Vermont, at my Certified Interpretive Guide training. On my … Continue reading

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Not the best photograph of Mt. Monadnock

The View from Pack Monadnock: Part 2

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

When we arrived at the summit of Pack Monadnock, the surrounding mountainscape was already tinged with the first hues of sunset. The wall of an impending storm was crossing distant peaks on its way towards us. At the end of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Waters

Beyond the Waters

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White Lake State Park.  For many this name manifests memories spanning generations.  For them, the lucid waters and expansive skyline beyond them have never not been part and parcel of their lives.  But for me, nothing could be more novel; arriving here … Continue reading

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NH State Park Bloggers crash the Hillsborough Balloon Festival!

NH State Park Bloggers crash the Hillsborough Balloon Festival!

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Okay, so I may have over-dramatized the title of this blog post since this wacky event was free and fun for all, but that didn’t stop me and my fellow Reach the Beach runners Adam and Kate from making the most of it! … Continue reading

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Mt Washington State Park: Friday, July 12, 2012

Mt Washington State Park: Friday, July 12, 2012

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

People of all ages can be so funny when out of their home environment and experiencing something new like a trip to the summit of 6,288′ high Mt Washington. The rugged mountain landscape, cooler air, stronger wind, alpine climate, mountain … Continue reading

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Wapack Trail at Miller State Park

The View from Pack Monadnock: Part 1

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

If there’s one thing I hope to have accomplished by the end of summer writing for this blog, it’s that I’ve connected to the natural world in a way I haven’t expected. Many of the most valuable experiences I’ve had … Continue reading

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By Your Powers Combined: A Hiker's Code of Ethics

By Your Powers Combined: A Hiker’s Code of Ethics

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Okay… (deep breath) I am going to take this moment to vent on a subject that I take very seriously. Every time I finish a trail run or a hike anywhere, I end up with my hands full of empty … Continue reading

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Lonesome Lake: A family friendly hike in Franconia Notch State Park

Lonesome Lake: A family friendly hike in Franconia Notch State Park

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By: Madelaine Hunt. Franconia Notch State Park Interpretive Ranger Got a day in Franconia Notch State Park? Head up to Lonesome Lake – one of the most beautiful spots in the park! This is a 3 mile round trip loop … Continue reading

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Mysteries in Rhododendron State Park

Mysteries in Rhododendron State Park

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

I couldn’t resist a visit when I heard that Rhododendron State Park was going to reach its peak bloom last weekend. This National Landmark in Fitzwilliam shelters a rare stand of native giant rhododendrons, which are more commonly found in … Continue reading

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Green with Envy at Greenfield State Park

Green with Envy at Greenfield State Park

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By: Jonathan Rager. Greenfield/Monadnock State Park Interpretive Ranger Firstly, allow me to just say for clarity, that Greenfield State Park and Monadnock State Park are two totally different, but special places for me.  Each park in essence, provide the coals … Continue reading

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