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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 Trails Report 01.10.13

Monadnock Trails Report 01.10.13

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01.10.13 “I have been thinking more and more that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. God, how the trail lures me. You cannot comprehend its resistless fascination for me.” – Everett Ruess   Winter is hanging … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 01.04.13

Monadnock Trails Report 01.04.13

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01.04.13 “Is anybody out there, please? It’s too quiet in here and I’m beginning to freeze. I’ve got icicles hanging from my knees under fifteen feet of pure white snow.”- Nick Cave It’s not quite as drastic as the song … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 12.28.12

Monadnock Trails Report 12.28.12

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12.28.12 Well, here we are with the last Monadnock Trails Report of 2012. It has been a great year here at Monadnock State Park and we’re ready for 2013! Unlike this time a year ago, we actually have snow here … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 12.21.12

Monadnock Trails Report 12.21.12

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

12.21.12 So, the calendar has finally turned to the anticipated date of December 21st, 2012. About two inches of snow fell overnight in the Monadnock Region, it is now steadily raining outside of the Park Office, the world as we … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 12.14.12

Monadnock Trails Report 12.14.12

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

12.14.12 I’m back at Monadnock after taking last week off; a week of heavy reading, projects around the house, (scheduled) doctor’s appointments, playing with the dogs, listening to my NY Giants dismantle the New Orleans Saints last Sunday, and reflecting … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 12.7.12

Monadnock Trails Report 12.7.12

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12.07.12 “The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.”  ― Thomas Wolfe Man, I could read … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 11.30.12

Monadnock Trails Report 11.30.12

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11.30.12 “I walked abroad in a snowy day,  I ask’d the soft snow with me to play; She play’d & she melted in all her prime, And the winter call’d it a dreadful crime.”- William Blake That is the poem … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 11.21.12

Monadnock Trails Report 11.21.12

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

11.21.12 Here is a quick pre-Thanksgiving report from the Monadnock Trails this week. The trails are all in good shape following a week’s worth of favorable November weather, which will mostly continue through the holiday and weekend. Turkey Day (would … Continue reading

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Monadnock Trails Report 11.16.12

Monadnock Trails Report 11.16.12

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11.16.12 “November has tied me to an old dead tree. Get word to April to rescue me.”- Tom Waits Last week, I was able to happily report of the first snowfall of the season on Grand Monadnock. Especially with the … Continue reading

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11.08.12 Monadnock Trails Report

11.08.12 Monadnock Trails Report

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11.08.12 Welcome to the Monadnock Trails Report; an escape from election talk, fiscal cliffs, the Mickey Mouse take over of Star Wars (can they possibly sink that franchise even more?), the stock market, Twilight, Syria, Baseball Winter Meetings, and the … Continue reading

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