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Respect Wildlife

It’s estimated that between 94% and 97% of New Hampshire is undeveloped land, making vast amounts available for natural wildlife habitat. Some of the finest wildlife watching in the state can be enjoyed while hiking in the White Mountains.
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Be Prepared to Turn Back

Be prepared to turn back

 

One of the most common mistakes hikers make is the failure to turn back. Although “summit fever” can be a persuasive emotion, ambition is not a good reason to put oneself in a dangerous situation.
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Avalanches and Ice Falls

An avalanche is a very real winter hazard, especially in steeper ravines. Everyone in your group should have a good knowledge of avalanche safety. Education and training are critical, so each member of your group should take an avalanche safety course.
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Woolgathering and Meditation

I recently discovered a new word that encapsulates my early twenties fairly well. It is an old word that has been around since domesticated sheep: Woolgathering.READ MORE

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A Guide To Hiking With Your Dog

Hiking with your dog can add a wonderful dimension to your time on the trail—but you need to plan before you go. Note: In most states, if your dog is injured, search and rescue will not assist you. Be prepared to rescue your pet or find assistance on your own.READ MORE

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A Child’s Guide to Hiking

A Child’s Guide to Hiking

 

Going for a hike can be a fun way to spend time in the outdoors. You may see plants and animals you’ve never seen before, and you’ll go places that only hikers go.

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Back for his fourth Olympics with USA Luge, Jon Wooten has created 2 helmet designs for Pyeongchang

Luge fans will decide which design will be worn by the 2018 Olympic team

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The mantra of luge is to be fast and cool. Jon Wooten nailed it in 2014 when Erin Hamlin, in a Wooten-painted helmet, raced to the first Olympic singles medal in USA Luge history. The three-time Olympian was also the first female in American luge history to stand on an Olympic podium.
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NH White Mountains: The Lay of the Land

The White Mountains include a huge variety of terrain, from windswept alpine areas above treeline to dense boreal forests, sheer cliffs and low-lying intervale and swamp land. There are 48 peaks over 4,000 feet in the White Mountains, and a number of notches (called passes or gaps in other mountainous regions). These include Pinkham, Crawford, Franconia, Bear, Kinsman, Jefferson, and Carter Notches. The terrain can be very steep and rocky, so plan accordingly, as short sections of trail can take much longer than anticipated.

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USA Luge announces 2017 summer national training group

16 athletes named to training pool; 10 will qualify for Pyeongchang

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – After competitions last winter and spring, USA Luge has named a pool of 16 athletes for its 2017 summer training group. The 10 members of the Pyeongchang Olympic team will qualify from this initial pool of racers.

Three men and three women will represent the United States in singles next February, along with two doubles teams.
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Leave Your Plans

Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are hiking, when you will return and your emergency plans.

Your hike begins before you reach the trailhead. It’s important that you research, write down and distribute your plan before you leave. Include:READ MORE

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Prevent Injuries on the Trail

Injuries and afflictions on the trail

Accidents happen to even the most experienced and best prepared hikers. That’s why it’s important that you know how to rescue yourself if you’re injured or become ill on the trail.

  • Be prepared with knowledge: of the terrain, first aid, how to stay warm and dry.
  • Be prepared with gear. If you take a fall on a day hike, you may have to spend the night. Have what you need to stay warm, dry, hydrated. Matches, flashlight, whistle and other items in your pack you thought you’d never need may mean the difference between getting home quickly and safely – or not at all.

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Sailing on Blue Water

California has got the goods when it comes to climate.

 

I’m finding Los Angeles to be more and more of an outdoor city. There are beautiful mountain trails, camping venues from the shore to the desert, and it seems everyone is constantly outside enjoying nature. The weather here allows for it. The ocean’s current brings cold water down from Alaska, but the sun shines on the same latitude as Georgia. The result is a warm sun with a cool breeze. This creates a Mediterranean climate that hangs out somewhere between 50 and 70 degrees all year long (perfect sailing weather). So if you are a fan of light jackets and ocean breezes, this might be the place for you.READ MORE

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Forest Bathing

Last week I had the fortune of coming home for Easter. The East coast ordered us up chill nights in the 40s and sunny days in the 80s. (Layers of wool were applied and removed as needed.) While home in the Adirondack Park, we were sure to spend some time on the mountain-side; hiking the trails, drinking the spring melt water, and breathing in the evergreens. Some people say that a walk in the woods can be just what the doctor ordered and recently I found evidence supporting that claim.READ MORE

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