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Monadnock Weekly Report 06.21.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 06.21.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

06.21.13 “When Earth forgets that man was born, Monadnoc still shall hail the morn, His aged crags not yet outworn.” – J.E. Nesmith, Monadnoc, 1888.     For the most part, it appears as if Monadnock’s recent “Rainy Season” may … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 06.14.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 06.14.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

06.14.13 “I’ve seen him when the rising sun shone like a watch-fire on the height; I’ve seen him when the day was done, Bathed in the evening’s crimson light; I’ve seen him in the midnight hour, When all the world … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 06.07.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 06.07.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

06.07.13 “We were left alone with the night hawks…their dry and unmusical, yet supermundane and spirit-like voices and sounds gave fit expression to this rocky mountain solitude…it was a thrumming of the mountain’s rocky chords; strains from the music of … Continue reading

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From Railroad to Rail Trail: A History of the Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail

From Railroad to Rail Trail: A History of the Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail

Posted on by Andrew Reynolds

At 160 years ago this month in the small town of Keene in Cheshire County a large crowd gathered on Main Street eagerly awaiting the arrival of something most of whom had never seen or experienced before. More than 5,000 … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 05.31.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 05.31.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

05.31.13 “We have climbed it in all kinds of weather; in snowstorms and summer heat, in zero weather, in thunderstorms, in fog, and in brilliant sunshine.” – Mildred Groot, On Climbing Monadnock, 1959  As you can find a day within … Continue reading

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Ashuelot River Inspiration

Ashuelot River Inspiration

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

“Over the River they beckon to me,/Loved ones who crossed to the further side; The gleam of their snowy robes I see, But their voices are lost on the dashing tide. There’s one with ringlets of sunny gold/ and eyes … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 05.17.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 05.17.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

05.17.13 “I walk wherever the weather provides because everybody needs some time outside. Give me no lip and I tell you no lie.”- Clutch, Pure Rock Fury     *Please note that the Monadnock Weekly Report will not be published … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 05.10.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 05.10.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

05.10.13 “The birds are singing in your eyes today. Sweet flowers blossom in your smile. The wind and sun are in the words you say. Where might your lonesome lover be?”- Woody Guthrie     It has been a busy … Continue reading

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Photography by Jeff Newcomer

The Trail Less Traveled on Mt. Monadnock: Part 1

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

I’ll begin this week with another confession. I had a lot of difficulty writing this post. It almost didn’t make it here to the blog. Months ago when I first began planning some of the places and events I wanted … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lilacs through History and Art at Wentworth-Coolidge

Celebrating Lilacs through History and Art at Wentworth-Coolidge

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

The New Hampshire outdoors was a great place to be this Memorial Day weekend, especially on the lawn of Portsmouth’s historic Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion during the annual Lilac Festival. The serenity of the Little Harbor seaside was enriched through the experience of… … Continue reading

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