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Stay near home. Get out in nature. There are many nearby walking and hiking trails in all four directions from North Conway. To the west, there are the great ledges, Cathedral and Whitehorse. These are not only tread by climbers, there is a network of attractive trails there as well.

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Hiking locally is the new normal. Tuesday morning, we woke up to half a dozen inches of white stuff. It wasn’t going to last long. I decided to experience what was very likely the last snowshoe of the winter. I visited the unique Big Rock Cave, located in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. It is…

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Driving up West Side Road Wednesday, I saw a couple of bicyclists cranking along. I looked at my car thermometer — mid-40s. That’s too cold for me. I prefer temperatures over 50-degrees for biking. Besides, I wanted to have at least one more ski.

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CONWAY — The 2020 Cranmore Mountain Meisters season ended March 11, one week earlier than planned, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and warnings from the state about social gatherings of more than 10 people.

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“It hurt like hell,” said John Urdi over the phone Tuesday morning. “I seriously cried.”

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Troutman went over to the fireplace to stir the fire and throw on another log. The Old Timer dried the last dish and hung the dishcloth over the sink. The two were up at camp to see how the camp had fared over the winter.

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iking in a time of coronavirus, you appreciate the purity of nature. You don’t stop for coffee on the way home. If you need gas on the way, you put hand sanitizer on your hands afterward.

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These are tough times these days as people stay home from work and school to protect themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus pandemic. How can people deal with being socially isolated and confined to their homes? There are only so many books to read and movies to watch before boredom a…

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I took my last downhill runs of the ski season Sunday. The experience was depressing. I was disgusted.

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CONWAY — After Friday’s heavy mixed precipitation, groomers did their stuff to get the trails back in shape as skiers looked forward to clear skies and warm temperatures for some spring skiing this weekend.

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This week, we got our first taste of spring here in the Mount Washington Valley. Temperatures rose into the 60s. The sun shone bright in the sky. Snow disappeared quickly. Solid ice disappears a little less quickly. But it is disappearing.

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Interesting times we live in. The national news is geared primarily for urbanites. What do you do when and if a pandemic worsens? Stay home to reduce the risk of your being infected. Up here in the mountains, why not get out in nature as well? You may need it.