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About Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

My name is Patrick Hummel and I am the NH State Parks Volunteer Program Coordinator. I work statewide supporting invidivual volunteers, Friends groups, Trails groups, and community orgainizations in our State Parks. Previously, I was the 8th Park Manager in Monadnock State Park’s history. I grew up in Jaffrey, in the shadow of Mt. Monadnock, establishing a fascination with the mountain at the age of 6. I enjoy hiking, photography, and traveling. I also enjoy non-fiction reading (mostly), Civil War history, and have come to the acceptance that I will never be the starting first baseman for the New York Mets. I am also an avid music fan with a former career in radio and tour management. I now live at the doorstep to the White Mountains.
Monadnock Weekly Report 03.22.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 03.22.13

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03.22.13 “There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out…” – Charles Bukowski, The Last Night Of The Earth Poems   On Tuesday, Mount Monadnock was blasted with 14 inches of fresh snow. Wednesday was the first day … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 03.15.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 03.15.13

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03.15.13 “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” – Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes   A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all this coming weekend. And it is shaping up to be … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 03.08.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 03.08.13

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03.08.13 “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson       We’re a week closer to the Vernal Equinox, a week closer to St. Patrick’s Day, a week closer to Opening Day, and we’re moving … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 03.01.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 03.01.13

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03.01.13 “Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 02.22.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 02.22.13

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02.22.13 The truth at the heart of nature the light that is not of day Why seek it afar forever when it cannot be lifted away – George Nelson Gerry memorial plaque, Mount Ascutney, Vermont The weekend is nearly here … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 02.15.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 02.15.13

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02.15.13 “There is a passionate affair going on between the climber and the mountain. ‘Why do I climb a mountain?’ I would say that the climber would say, ‘because I am in love.’”- William Shatner   It’s a post Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 02.08.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 02.08.13

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02.09.13 *UPDATE* What I am certain will be known as the “Blizzard of ’13” here in New England has finally come to an end. The winds have remained heavy this evening, but the snow halted in the mid afternoon. Due … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 02.01.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 02.01.13

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 02.01.13 “And I remember the couple, summering near the mountain, who recently told us they had not been able to persuade their teen-age children to make the climb. When I was young, nobody with two legs ever needed to be … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 01.25.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 01.25.13

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01.25.13 “I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New England but the weather.” – Mark Twain I know I have dropped that Twain quote into Trails Reports before, but it seems especially true now … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 01.18.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 01.18.13

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01.18.13 “Wilderness appealed to those bored or disgusted with man and his works. It not only offered an escape from society, but also was an ideal stage for the Romantic individual to exercise the cult that he frequently made of … Continue reading

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