A wise man once told me I was responsible as an interpreter to build a mutual respect between nature and visitors, at Monadnock State Park, this is something I do not take lightly. To personify Monadnock is impossible, but to understand it's varied personalities and respect its trails and natural splendors is of great importance. For many years, it has stood against wind, rains, heat, and a variety of other elements, and to know the triumphs or Monanock, we can certainly learn much about ourselves. Pride is at stake sometimes when we begin to sweat, bleed, and even hike through pain! Remember, like an old friend Monadnock will always be here for us to climb and will be even more beautiful with proper care and respect from hikers. Many folks ascend this mountain up the White Dot Trail and descend on the White Cross Trail, as much as 80% of trail traffic! So, if you are a returning hiker, why not explore some other trails that Monadnock State Park has to offer? In the past month I have explored some of these other trails with great pleasure including but not limited to; the Spellman trail, Cascade Link, Fairy Springs, the White Arrow, Parker, Red Spot, and the Amphitheatre trail. This mountain is full of history and delight and I encourage you to partake!