At the end of each trout season, before putting away my fly vest, I take the opportunity to do a cleaning and an organizing. This is not a drawn out process. Sorting leaders and tippet. Checking floatant bottles. Cleaning out fly boxes.
Traveling a distance from the Mount Washington Valley in the fall to hike a White Mountain trail is always worth it. That includes Irene's Path in Waterville. This trail accesses the Waterville Flume, a smaller and more isolated version of the famous flume located off Route 93.
Creating a children’s mountain bike club sounds easy, but it takes quite a bit of planning and coordination. Who’s going to start it, how will they get the word out, and get kids signed up?
Oct. 15 marked the end trout season in designated trout ponds, rivers, and streams. Seems like we just started our quest on the morning of April 25 at the Pond That Shall Not Be Named.
I took this hike in the fall of 2013, and this column was published. However, something surprising occurred a few days after it was in the newspaper that completes the story. So here it is with the final event at the end of the column. Has anything similar happened to you?
The crazy weekend was approaching! Soon, the valley would be swamped with out-of-towners looking for fall colors and a weekend away. We had to get a ride in Friday before they arrived or be caught in their foliage flurry and traffic jams. Peter (Minnich, my husband) and I started planning an…
The White Mountains chapter of the non-profit New England Mountain Bike Association will continue its chapter, advocacy and trail development in the Mount Washington Valley.
This Thursday morning was partly cloudy with a strikingly blue sky. Yet rain lightly spattered my windshield as I drove north from Tamworth. A long and low gray cloud over the Moats treated valley residents to multiple rainbows.
It is that time of year again, and another trout season has come to an end. This year, the end of the season comes with another ending, at least for me. This will be my last Valley Angler.
The lights were shining through the windows of the cabin. It made Troutman smile. He knew the Old Timer was inside and had opened the camp earlier in the day. Returning to camp was a right of renewal for Troutman and his dad. Another fishing trip was about to unfold.
Call it bikepacking, dirt or gravel touring, it’s basically the same thing — traveling off-road by bicycle. The idea is seeking out dirt roads and trails versus pavement and the small town comforts blacktop brings like food and lodging.
Looking for something to do as a family this holiday weekend? How about a scavenger hunt? The Mount Washington Valley Trails Association’s Rec Path Committee is sponsoring a “Fall Family Fun Scavenger Hunt” for the month of October.
Sad to say, with a little over a week left, another trout season is about to end. The lack of water in our local streams has limited my outings to the local trout ponds. Even the ponds are showing the effects of a dry summer. It is now possible to walk all the way around my favorite pond wit…
Wednesday is the day spent exploring waters. The shop is closed. The number of anglers is low. The need to learn about the angling opportunities to share with fellow anglers is strong.
It is not easy to find a relatively flat 8.3-mile hike in the White Mountains, but on Monday I drove up Route 113 towards Evans Notch and did a loop around Shell Pond from the Baldface Circle Trail parking lot.
2020 is a different sort of year — face masks, Zoom meetings, social distancing and online learning due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Schools have adjusted both their academic and athletic programs to meet guidelines for safe student contact. It’s been a challenge for teachers, administrators an…