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: Brittany O’Neal, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park Picture this, it is a nice sunny morning, there is a light breeze that cools the air and there is a symphony of birds calling you to take a hike in nature. You plan to go hike up the 3,170 foot Grand Monadnock at Monadnock State […]
Ranger Rachel here with another alternative to summiting the steep and often slippery slopes of Mount Monadnock. In July, I covered a family-friendly loop on the lower elevations of the 3,165 foot-tall mountain. For this walk, the trails will lead you further from the most popular trails but will not disappoint in natural wonders as well […]
Mount Monadnock is known for its summit: the bare schist boulders and breathtaking 360 views that reach to Boston. To get to the summit, however, can be a daunting task. A minimum four-mile trek with boulders, smoothed rock, and steep scrambles might be too challenging of a hike for some visitors – especially on rainy […]
Of course, being a running team, running is our favorite state park activity, but running isn’t the only thing we love to do. Our Reach the Beach racing team shares our favorite (or second favorite) park adventures and where we suggest you go to try them out including waterskiing, bouldering, snowshoe hikes and racing, funny […]
08.22.13. “Comes the morning when I can feel that there’s nothing left to be concealed. Moving on, a scene surreal. Know my heart will never, never be far from here. Sure as I’m leaving, sure as I’m sad, I’ll keep this wisdom in my flesh. I leave here believing more than I had. And there’s […]
08.16.13 “The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain-a magic wand in Nature’s hand-every devout mountaineer knows its power.” – John Muir I think I could read John Muir’s writings all day if they didn’t make me want to get outdoors so badly. It is typically why I only […]
08.02.13 “Not a few painters and poets of renown have been inspired by the mountain’s stalwart beauty, and it is chiefly through this physical charm that it holds the affection of a multitude of devotees.” -Allen Chamberlain, Annals Of The Grand Monadnock, 1936. *Monadnock’s Weekly Report will not be published next Friday, August 9th. […]
07.26.13 “That [Willa Cather] chose for her final resting place a plot in Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire, with a view of Mt. Monadnock, and that it is here she wished to rest under the inscription, ‘That Is Happiness; to Be Disolved into Something Complete and Great’, is perhaps her finest tribute to the region where her heart […]
07.19.13 “We sometimes hear, half waked from sleep A nearer hoof, a phantom neigh Till breezes from Monadnock sweep And bear the magic sounds away.” – Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The brutally hot weather blanketing much of the Midwest and Eastern United States has been no stranger to us here in the Monadnock […]