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This week on a chilly Tuesday, I did some hiking and bushwhacking in the Green Hills Preserve above North Conway. I was looking for an old trail between Middle Mountain and Rattlesnake Mountain that I used to take with friends. Part way up, on the opposite side of the ravine from the trail, …

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Winter’s coming and the regular cycling season is winding down. Though I have frigid and foul weather gear, my heart isn’t into riding when it’s cold, windy and wet. Though some cyclists ride all year and fat bike in winter, I’m not one of them. When there’s snow on the ground, I’ll be cross…

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Every November, I like to head over to Waterville Valley and climb Welch/Dickey, two small peaks with fabulous views from granite ledges. This is a highly popular hike, and late fall is a good time to avoid the crowds. This Thursday was a warm gift for those who like to get outside, and I dr…

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Foot traffic at the shop is slow this time of year. Fishing focuses on bass and pickerel. Trout anglers have cleaned their equipment and stored it in a cool, dry place for the winter. Days at the shop are spent counting inventory and placing orders for inventory to stock the shop for the 202…

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Pine Mountain (2,405 feet) in Gorham is visible off to the left from Route 16 as you drive north from Pinkham Notch. Many people travel by it every day. Far fewer climb it, but its popularity has grown since it was put on the “New Hampshire 52 With a View” list in 2020.

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Curiosity is often what drives my gravel riding. I’ll see a road and wonder where it goes. Sometimes, I’ll check it out first by car. If it looks fun and interesting to ride, I’ll start looking at my Gazetteer maps to figure out what other roads I can link it to for a decent ride.

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The 2.6-mile section of the Moat Trail up South Moat (2,770 feet) is very popular with locals as well as visitors to the area. During the last few years, especially during the pandemic, its use has grown dramatically.

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For 20 years, the North Country Angler has been home to a fly-tying institution. Lyars & Tyers is a group of valley anglers who meet at the shop on Saturday mornings from the middle of November until designated Trout Ponds open at the end of April.

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Iron Mountain (2,726 feet) in Jackson has a new 1-mile section of trail well worth checking out. It was a collaborative effort by the White Mountain National Forest, the White Mountain Trail Collective and the Appalachian Mountain Club.