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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Star trails over mount monadnock

Star Trails Over Mt. Monadnock

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

There’s something about an evening in late August that’s particularly enchanting. After a long, hot day the night is cool reminder that a change in the seasons is quickly approaching. And on a clear night when there are plenty of … Continue reading

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The Ugly Truth, All of It

The Ugly Truth, All of It

Posted on by RTB-Relay_Bloggers

Less than three weeks to go till the Reach the Beach Relay! Fear not readers – it will be done, oh yes, it will be done! I can imagine myself frolicking over the finish line in skinny jeans, a perfect … Continue reading

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Oh the places you'll go in Franconia Notch State Park

Oh the places you’ll go in Franconia Notch State Park

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

By Andrea Klaphake, Franconia Notch State Park Interpretive Ranger Two Months of roaming the trails at Franconia Notch State Park. I have covered a lot of ground and talked to hundreds of people from all over New England, Canada, and … Continue reading

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I thought these were the same mushroom species!

Foraging for Fungi on the Forest Floor

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you got stranded in the wilderness? Do you have the knowledge, skills, and courage to survive? Where would you sleep? What would you eat? I got a taste for what … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Car & Ride Your Bike

5 Reasons to Ditch Your Car & Ride Your Bike

Posted on by RTB-Relay_Bloggers

As dawn breaks, the sounding alarm feels painful but a fresh outlook begins to take shape while coasting down the driveway on a bicycle. A few lungfuls of crisp morning air help snap the fog. The joy of living becomes … Continue reading

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An Interpreter?  What's That?

An Interpreter? What’s That?

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

By: Stamati Anagnostou, Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger The question comes up often enough, and predictably, when I introduce myself as “Stamati Anagnostou, the interpreter at White Lake State Park.”  I thought I would take this opportunity then … Continue reading

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Orderly Disorder

Orderly Disorder

Posted on by RTB-Relay_Bloggers

Fish and Game so generously offered to let our Park’s Reach the Beach team use their Owl Brook Hunter Education Center  so we could figure out our plan of attack for Reach the Beach. Tucked away in the middle of … Continue reading

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Corpse Pose on Paddleboards

Walking on Water: Part 2

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water; but to walk on the earth.” – Chinese Proverb You may remember last week’s account of a very fun (but also very wet!) tour of … Continue reading

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Hiking the Bond Mountains

Hiking the Bond Mountains

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

By: Maddy Hunt, Discover the Power of Parks Interpreter The Bond Mountains boast some of the most beautiful views in the White Mountains.  This range includes Mt. Bond, West Bond and the Bond Cliff located in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Walking on Water: Part 1

Walking on Water: Part 1

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

I’m at Hampton Beach State Park this week to show you something you might be surprised to find in New Hampshire. It’s one of the fastest growing and most popular water sports on the planet- stand up paddleboarding – and … Continue reading

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