Hiking http://nhpr.org en "Seek The Peak" Hiking Fundraiser Kicks Off On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/seek-peak-hiking-fundraiser-kicks-mount-washington <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of hikers are heading up the summit of the Northeast's highest peak to raise money for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual "Seek the Peak'' fundraiser at Mount Washington is being held Saturday. The event has raised more than $1.3 million since 2001, helping the observatory maintain its famous weather station atop the summit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:07:09 +0000 Associated Press 52229 at http://nhpr.org "Seek The Peak" Hiking Fundraiser Kicks Off On Mount Washington N.H. Senate Voting On "Hike Safe" Cards To Cover Rescue Costs http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-voting-hike-safe-cards-cover-rescue-costs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Senate is voting whether to sell "hike safe" cards to hikers that would forgive them for any rescue expenses they'd otherwise owe New Hampshire for being negligent.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:41:54 +0000 Associated Press 47514 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Senate Voting On "Hike Safe" Cards To Cover Rescue Costs AMC Trains The Future Workforce http://nhpr.org/post/amc-trains-future-workforce-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/index.cfm" target="_blank">Appalachian Mountain Club</a> works with <a href="http://www.nh-jag.org/" target="_blank">Jobs for America’s Graduates</a> (JAG), providing summer work opportunities to North Country students. Students learn about trail stewardship and conservation, and gain practical job skills. Cory Arsenault and Samantha Roux were part of a crew doing trail work.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:47:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 43973 at http://nhpr.org AMC Trains The Future Workforce House Backs 'Hike Safe' Cards To Cover Costs Of Potential Rescues http://nhpr.org/post/house-backs-hike-safe-cards-cover-costs-potential-rescues <p>New Hampshire's House has given its preliminary OK to giving negligent hikers a chance to buy a hike safe card that forgives rescue expenses they'd otherwise owe the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Under current law the Fish and Game Department can seek reimbursement for its rescue costs if a person acts negligently and then needs rescuing.&nbsp; Those costs can run from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 41750 at http://nhpr.org AMC Trains The Future Workforce http://nhpr.org/post/amc-trains-future-workforce <p>The <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/index.cfm" target="_blank">Appalachian Mountain Club</a> works with <a href="http://www.nh-jag.org/" target="_blank">Jobs for America’s Graduates</a> (JAG), providing summer work opportunities to North Country students. Students learn about trail stewardship and conservation, and gain practical job skills. Cory Arsenault and Samantha Roux were part of a crew doing trail work.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 34676 at http://nhpr.org AMC Trains The Future Workforce Building A Family, One Mountain Climb At A Time http://nhpr.org/post/building-family-one-mountain-climb-time <p>In 2011, author <strong>Dan Szczesny</strong> and his wife unexpectedly became caretakers to two nine-year-olds. One of them, a girl named Janelle, joins Dan on a quest to hike the New Hampshire mountains known as the “52 with a view.” That quest is the basis for Dan’s book <a href="http://buffaloandtoughcookie.wordpress.com/" target="_blank"><em><strong>The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie</strong></em></a>.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:52:55 +0000 Brady Carlson 33046 at http://nhpr.org Building A Family, One Mountain Climb At A Time Trails Week – Paying It Forward http://nhpr.org/post/trails-week-paying-it-forward <p></p><p>Mount Monadnock is allegedly the most-climbed mountain in the western hemisphere. Recently, I attended&nbsp;<strong>Monadnock</strong><strong> Trail Week</strong> event from July 12<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> at Mount Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey, Marlborough and Dublin. The Forest Society and N.H. State Parks staff invite volunteers to help restore degraded sections of the heavily used hiking trails during this annual five day event.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 32348 at http://nhpr.org Trails Week – Paying It Forward Leaves Of Three, Let It Be...Right? http://nhpr.org/post/leaves-three-let-it-beright <p>“Leaves of three, let it be”…even kids and city slickers know the rhyme for identifying poison ivy… how about poison sumac…or oak?&nbsp; Even experienced hikers can have a tough time separating poisonous plants from harmless vegetation when deep in the woods…<strong>Tara Johnson</strong> is a field biologist and founder of the e-learning company <a href="https://www.facebook.com/naturedigger">Naturedigger</a>.&nbsp; Their new app <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rash-plants/id658672409?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4">“Rash Plants”</a> provides a comprehensive pocket guide to identifying and dealing with outdoor irritants.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:26:45 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31935 at http://nhpr.org Leaves Of Three, Let It Be...Right? In N.H., Hikers Head Out Unprepared http://nhpr.org/post/nh-hikers-head-out-unprepared <p>In New Hampshire this summer, many hikers will hit the trail without proper gear.&nbsp; That’s the word from a <a href="http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/05/hikers">new Brown University study</a>. The report finds that younger hikers and those on shorter journeys are particularly likely to trek unprepared.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:55:30 +0000 Ella Nilsen 28444 at http://nhpr.org Blind Hiker Takes On The Appalachian Trail http://nhpr.org/post/blind-hiker-takes-appalachian-trail <p>Trekking the entirety of the Appalachian Trail is an admirable accomplishment for anyone, and although the number of AT “thru-hikers”, as they’re called, is relatively small,&nbsp; Minneapolis attorney <strong>Michael Hanson</strong> is part of an even more exclusive club – he’s one of only two people in recent memory to <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/doers/2013/01/mike_hanson_s_big_hike_how_a_blind_man_used_technology_to_conquer_the_appalachian.html" target="_blank">hike the trail </a>without the benefit of sight.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:26:42 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21298 at http://nhpr.org Blind Hiker Takes On The Appalachian Trail Comments from Mt. Monadnock http://nhpr.org/post/comments-mt-monadnock <p>This stream-of-consciousness postcard was assembled from random entries in the Marlboro Trail hiker register on Mount Monadnock, most-climbed mountain in the Western Hemisphere. A year of scrawled fragments…</p><p><strong>Winter:</strong></p><ul><li>Happy New Year!</li><li>Today is my half-birthday!</li><li>Lost crampons on hike, if found please call…</li><li>Played hooky from work, a great choice.</li><li>Made pee-pee in the woods!&nbsp;</li><li>Happy Spring!</li></ul><p><strong>Spring:</strong></p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 12588 at http://nhpr.org Comments from Mt. Monadnock The World Brought Close http://nhpr.org/post/world-brought-close <p>A <em>Something Wild</em> listener recently&nbsp;asked for a recommendation for binoculars—preferably in the low- to medium-price range. It's a great subject. My favorite word heard on field trips is "Ohmygod," an exclamation involuntarily emitted&nbsp;when someone sees a bird or butterfly—or just about anything—up close through good binoculars.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 8288 at http://nhpr.org The World Brought Close Fish and Game Department Reminds Hikers to Trek Safely http://nhpr.org/post/fish-and-game-department-reminds-hikers-trek-safely <p>On Wednesday Fish and Game officials aided a woman at Franconia Notch when she experienced chest pains. The same day hikers helped a man who fell 20 feet down a Mount Washington trail.</p><p>The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game&rsquo;s Lieutenant Robert Bryant said hiker mishaps are a common occurrence in the summer. &nbsp;</p><p><em>This is the time of year for vacation and hiking and it&rsquo;s certainly not uncommon for us to head out to help hikers. </em></p><p>Bryant says many problems arise from poor planning, and he offers the following tips for hikers:</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:32:16 +0000 Tina Forbes 7341 at http://nhpr.org Challenges Met http://nhpr.org/post/challenges-met <p>Over this past weekend, Nashua resident Randy Pierce became one of the few- and the only blind person on record- to hike all 48 of New Hampshire&rsquo;s four-thousand foot mountain peaks in one winter. It&rsquo;s a feat few dare take on, but Randy and his guide dog Quinn like a challenge. Randy has begun a non- profit called <a href="http://www.2020visionquest.org/">2020 Vision&nbsp;Quest</a>, seeking to inspire people to reach beyond adversity and achieve their goals. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 2473 at http://nhpr.org Challenges Met A Climbing Challenge Aims to Lift Challenges for Refugees http://nhpr.org/post/climbing-challenge-aims-lift-challenges-refugees <div class="transcript"><p>It takes a lot of effort, determination, and bravery to come to a new country as a refugee and learn not only a new language but a new culture.</p><p>One could compare it to climbing a mountain.</p><p>A Manchester resident is going to climb a few mountains himself to raise money for the city&rsquo;s refugees.</p><p>Starting tomorrow, <strong>Dan Szczesny</strong> <a href="http://september48.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">aims to climb New Hampshire&rsquo;s 4000 foot peaks&hellip; all 48 of them&hellip; in a month</a>.</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:01:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 139 at http://nhpr.org A Climbing Challenge Aims to Lift Challenges for Refugees