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The outdoor recreation season is in full swing. It seems a Monday doesn't go by now without a story about a weekend hiker rescue.

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At one end of the sinuous Pillar to Pond Trail lies a giant polished column by an old railroad bed. Flat on one side, this one, of green granite pilaster, was made to stand against a structure and not on its own.

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It sits on a landing under the watchful eyes of stone inukshuks and cairns.

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The beauty of the bike is exploring, rounding a curve and seeing something anew. You don't have to go on a bike tour to a distant land to explore. It can be done right here in the valley.

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Chances are you've seen them around the valley, tiny tykes wheeling around on what look like little push bikes. Low to the ground, the rigs don't have any pedals. Many don't have any brakes. They don't use training wheels. But what they have are little people spinning around with great big grins.

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It is 8 a.m. and the music pulsates through Wolfeboro's Crescent Lake School gym. Energetic fourth- through sixth-graders mount their steeds and wheel around the gym on unicycles.

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Many familiar valley cyclists are among the 20 or so locals in a field of about 200 registered for tomorrow's Crank the Kanc time trial on the Kancamagus Highway.

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From teen programs to popular mountain bike series, the valley and environs are ripe with opportunities to enhance your skills and open your minds to new pedaling areas.

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Roadies and mountain bikers are out en force this spring. Despite a winter of copious snow, cyclists have been able to roll out over the miles whether it be on pavement or in the woods. Though there are still some wet spots and patches of resilient snow to contend with at times (or avoid), m…

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Boredom is rarely found while sitting on a bicycle seat. Life in slow motion — at least compared to that of a speeding car — results in seeing nuances, like the flutter of a falling leaf, more clearly. Smells are often highlighted too, like the hearty smoke from hearths coming from homes alo…

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Though the still colorful season calls for cemeteries to soon take on macabre night fright air, there really is much more to them. They can be places of rest, reflection and serenity. There are intricate gates, stone walls and carvings. For the local history buff, there is much to unearth as well.