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.
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
By: Rachel Shoemaker, Interpretive Ranger for Northern Region Parks “What IS that!?” My friend stopped so abruptly that I nearly bumped into her. “What is what?” I asked, looking around frantically, trying to see what she was seeing. I looked down at the trail where she was pointing and gazed upon a creature that would […]
By: Kelly Graner, Interpretive Ranger at Crawford Notch State Park 6:00 AM– Beep Beep Beep sounds the alarm as you roll over in your sleeping bag, cramped inside the car. You sit up and immediately your stomach growls. Munching on some trail mix and a few spoonfuls of peanut butter, you try to find the […]
By: Rachel Shoemaker, Interpretive Ranger at White Lake State Park With eyes closed, you feel the sand between your toes and the soft caress of the breeze on your skin. From across the lake, you hear the mysterious sounds of the loons as they call back and forth to one another. Upon opening your eyes, […]