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Last Friday, a friend and I climbed Albany Mountain (1,930 feet) in Albany Township near Bethel, Maine. It was my first time up this easternmost peak in the White Mountain National Forest.

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The next couple of weeks are prime time for the Saco. The big hatches of mayflies have already begun but will intensify in the next few days. The evenings are the best time to catch them, when they practice their mating rituals. On a good night, you will be treated thousands of falling mayfl…

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Though members of the Mount Washington Valley Bicycling Club are rolling along on their own during the pandemic, there is one club aspect many miss: the social one.

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“Dip and swing, flashing like silver/Swift as the wild goose flies/Dip, dip and swing.” I am not sure why, but for some reason I haven’t been able to get that old song out of my head. I guess that is the reason why I have needed to get my canoe in the water again.

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Many people are working from home, “virtually” commuting to their jobs. As businesses and stores start opening up again, workers will be returning to their jobs, wearing masks and carrying hand sanitizer. Many in the valley will drive their cars to the office. However, in the cities, many pe…

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Memorial Day weekend is the real start to fishing in the Mount Washington Valley. The weather is warm and consistent. Rivers are reaching the magic 54-degree temperature. Ponds are having consistent hatches. Bass are hitting the spawning beds. Pickerel are in constant search of their next meal.

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I’m glad I climbed South Moat Mountain (2,770 feet) on a beautiful Tuesday this week, instead of Memorial Day weekend. I only met five people on the trail. There were no bugs to speak of. I had the windless summit to myself for an hour, and met two ascending women, who I had passed earlier, …

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Though many activities have taken a back seat because of the coronavirus pandemic, the White Mountains chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association is planning on rolling out a pack full of undertakings this season.