Kayla Drake- SCA NH Corps – Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory Atop the summit of Pack Monadnock, a crowd is growing. All reservations for the day have been taken, and people are arriving in flocks. Some regulars are there, scanning the sky with their eyes, binoculars, or scopes. All […]
Reflections on Mount Monadnock
Greta Ketchner- SCA NH Corps- Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger Working as an Interpretive Ranger with the Student Conservation Association at Mount Monadnock State Park has truly been a privilege. I am grateful for all of the park staff who have made me feel welcome here as well as the numerous park visitors […]
Top 6 Hiking Trails at Bear Brook
Throughout the time I have been here, we have had plenty of time to explore the park and hike the trails. Here are six of my favorite trails in Bear Brook State Park.
Photographic Moments on Monadnock
Looking back through photos, it’s fun to see how the mountain has changed since June and how my perspective on it has also altered.
As we move towards peak foliage season, welcome to a miniature photographic tour of some of the things I love about Monadnock.
Top Ten Monadnock Questions
By Nell Davis, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park Over the last month, I have been asked a lot of questions about Monadnock State Park (after all, I spend most days hiking around with a sign on my backpack that says “Stop and ask a question”). Here are the ten I have heard most often: […]
Hiking Home(s): Monadnock and Bear Brook State Parks
By Nell Davis, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park Oliver Wendell Holmes said “Where we love is home. Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” For me, this rings true: home is encapsulated in places I love, specifically natural areas. Working seasonally, my coworkers are constantly rotating in and out of my […]
Bear Brook Trail Fever
By: Charles Ferens, 2019 Student Conservation Association New Hampshire AmeriCorps Member As a member of the SCA New Hampshire Corps we have the great opportunity of living in one of New Hampshire’s largest State Parks: Bear Brook. With this great opportunity comes the ability to explore the park and all of its natural wonders. When […]
Hiking in Bear Brook: Always an Adventure!
By: Angela Spain, 2019 Student Conservation Association’s New Hampshire AmeriCorps Member Since arriving at Bear Brook State Park, I have noticed that the park is full of all sorts of interesting things that are either natural or man-made. Hiking in Bear Brook allows you to discover some cool things you wouldn’t expect! Two weekends ago, […]
The Times They Are a-Changin’
By: Rachel Shoemaker, Interpretive Ranger at White Lake State Park I was ready for fall – in theory at least. Pumpkin spice everything, beautiful assortments of ripe pumpkins, those unbelievable colors, and of course, all of the fun celebrations that await us every year. As much as I anticipated all of these things, I wasn’t […]
Come for the Mountains, Stay for the Silence
By: Kate Seader, Interpretive Ranger at Franconia Notch State Park Silence was never something I was particularly fond of. The room goes silent when someone has spoken out of turn. Two friends fighting have a tense silence between them. For me, silence gave my overactive brain a canvas on which to paint everything that could […]