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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 it be Tofurkey Day for us vegetarians?) and Black Friday look like they will be great days to hike. Mostly sunny conditions and daytime temperatures reaching into the upper 40′s at the base of the mountain are expected.

Rain could move into the Region for Friday night into Saturday. Sunday looks clear in the current forecast, but temperatures will only get into the mid 30′s.

Hikers will still need to be prepared with warm layers and adequate food and water. If rain falls on Friday or Saturday, ice could be a factor for climbers afterwards. Call the Park for the most up-to-date conditions.

Staff will be available at Monadnock HQ to collect day use fees and offer visitor services Thursday, Friday, and the weekend.

Monadnock’s summit in the clouds for sunrise, 11.18.12

I wish you all a great upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and hope to see some of you on Monadnock’s trails.

Many of you may know that Thanksgiving was proclaimed as a National Holiday in 1863 by my hero, Abraham Lincoln. But, you may not know that it was actually Secretary of State, William Seward, who drafted the proclaimation. Its a brilliant piece. I’m sure you can unearth it somewhere on Google.

Whatever you are thankful for or whomever you are thankful to, remember to reflect on it and express it more than just one day a year.

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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. View all posts by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator →
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