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Go west, young hiker (of any age). It is a good time of year to travel to the other side of the mountains for refreshing new hiking experiences.

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A few years ago, I wrote a column about taking dad biking on Father’s Day as a family activity. Two places I recommended then were Albany Town Forest and Bartlett’s Thorne Pond, but there are other good choices closer to Conway. One area full of both single track and dirt road possibilities …

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Table Mountain is a small overlooked peak in Bartlett with a trailhead off Bear Notch Road. A series of south-facing ledges provide smile-inducing outlooks to a multitude of mountains, including the Sandwich Range.

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I had the pleasure last Saturday to attend the Saco Valley Trout Unlimited Kids' Fishing Day. The event was held at the Jackson Pond in the center of the Jackson Village. It was a cold, cloudy morning and the attendance was down from last year, but those that did come out had a wonderful tim…

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Friday Night Vertical’s first race at Black Mountain was May 31 with over 50 participants. Run the Whites reported: “Course feedback was great so I think we'll alternate between a couple routes this season and continue to work on the trails. If anyone has some time to volunteer midweek let m…

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It is great to go to the other side of the mountains. This week, three of us traveled over to the edge of the Connecticut River Valley and climbed Black Mountain (2,830 feet) in Haverhill and Benton. This peak is part of the modest Benton Range which also includes Blueberry Mountain (2,662 f…

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“If I had my way, every golf green would be made into a huge funnel. You hit the funnel and the ball would roll down a pipe into the hole. I’ve always considered that golf is one game and putting another.” — Ben Hogan, after missing the cut at the 1957 Masters.

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It is time to return to the rivers. Fishing in ponds is fun, but it is rivers that capture my imagination. There is just something about running water and standing in it and feeling it.

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On a moody, mostly cloudy Wednesday this week, Beverly and I did an old favorite hike — the 5.6-mile round-trip hike to Carter Ledge on Mount Chocorua.

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“Golf is a difficult game, but it is a little easier if you trust your instincts. It's too hard a game to try and play like someone else.” — Nancy Lopez, LPGA Pro

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The Cranmore Mountain Race takes place Sunday, June 2 at 9 a.m. Early race number pick up is taking place at Tuckerman Brewing Company in Conway from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, and there is race-day registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Arlberg Children’s Center at Cranmore Mou…

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Loop rides are a thing of beauty. Start in one place, circumnavigate an area and arrive back where you started. It’s much more interesting than out-and-backs. You get the feeling of going on a journey and the satisfaction in completing the loop successfully. With a good map or two and a sens…

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An estimated 200-plus mountain bikers from across New England attended the debut of the Spring Sender Saturday, a new event hosted by the New England Mountain Bike Association White Mountains chapter.