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And checking it twice. Yes, it is that time of year where the anglers among us start to think about the things they are going to need for the 2020 fishing season. No matter what age your angler is, they have made a wish list of items they need, and items they want. What better time to fill o…

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Yesterday morning, I wanted to get outside a bit before a noon engagement. I decided to take a quick hike up to the fire tower on Great Hill in Tamworth. I never thought about writing about it until my partner suggested it later. After all, the western approach from Great Hill Road is usuall…

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The 11th annual Purity Spring Resort 5K race preceded turkey dinner on Thanksgiving morning. The 5K trail race took place on rolling terrain over the beautiful, scenic nordic trails at King Pine Ski Area, Purity Spring Resort in East Madison. This year, 143 runners and walkers used the 5K as…

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Early season skiing comes with a price. Goggles are essential when the snow guns are blasting during those important windows of opportunity, creating great white snow whales on trails attracting well-rounded snow sliders.

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Last week, I printed a 2015 article about Devil’s Slide in Stark. I mentioned that I had combined two short hikes that day in the North Country: Devil’s Slide and Mount Jasper in Berlin, which I hit on the way back home.

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The last major consideration during the ice fishing pre-season is shelter. The weather here in the Valley and all major ice fishing destinations, can get extremely cold. Since there are only 12 to 16 weekends to ice fish, each weekend is like a little nugget of gold. Ice anglers do everythin…

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When the Bretton Woods Skyway gondola took public flight for the first time, Chris Ellms, resort’s director of ski operations, wasn’t in it.

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The gift-giving season is soon upon us. Whether found under a tree or candelabrum, hung by the fireplace in stockings or just given where ever and whenever, outdoor lovers can always use more gear.

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There was a time when I thought it ludicrous to pay to cross-country ski. When I moved to New England in 1977, there were no cross-country centers or groomed trails in the Keene area. Friends introduced me to Nordic skiing by taking me out on backroads and snowmobile trails.