White Mountains 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 Busy Weekend For N.H. Mountain Rescues http://nhpr.org/post/busy-weekend-nh-mountain-rescues <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">It's been a busy weekend for rescue crews in New Hampshire's mountains.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:32:32 +0000 Associated Press 51862 at http://nhpr.org Busy Weekend For N.H. Mountain Rescues White Mountain Guard Station Cabin Getting Restoration http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountain-guard-station-cabin-getting-restoration <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">One of the oldest structures in the White Mountain National Forest is being restored.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:51:52 +0000 Associated Press 51505 at http://nhpr.org White Mountain Guard Station Cabin Getting Restoration Rangers Warn Of Increase In Bear Encounters In White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/rangers-warn-increase-bear-encounters-white-mountains <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The number of encounters with bears in the White Mountain National Forest is on the rise early this season, prompting rangers to issue early warnings and step up enforcement of safety rules.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:50:24 +0000 Associated Press 50950 at http://nhpr.org Rangers Warn Of Increase In Bear Encounters In White Mountains Cog Railway Runs Daily, Introduces Biodiesel Engine http://nhpr.org/post/cog-railway-runs-daily-introduces-biodiesel-engine <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the Mount Washington Cog Railway's daily trips to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Cog Railway opened its 2014 season April 26, but operated weekends only until now.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 15:33:33 +0000 Associated Press 49115 at http://nhpr.org Cog Railway Runs Daily, Introduces Biodiesel Engine 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 Ice Climber On Mount Washington: Lost And Found http://nhpr.org/post/ice-climber-mount-washington-lost-and-found <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Searchers spent hours on Mount Washington Saturday night looking for - and locating - a lost ice climber, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>The call for help came about 5:30 pm from Ms. Dale Edwards, 32, of the Bronx in New York, who was climbing with two companions in the back country of the Ammonoosuc Ravine, according to Conservation Officer Matthew Holmes.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:06:39 +0000 Chris Jensen 42101 at http://nhpr.org Ice Climber On Mount Washington: Lost And Found Ice Castles at Loon Mountain http://nhpr.org/post/ice-castles-loon-mountain <p>Utah has one.&nbsp; Colorado does too.&nbsp; And now New Hampshire has its very own Ice Castle open to the public at Loon Mountain.&nbsp; It's taken Mother Nature and 20 workers about a month to turn tons of homemade icicles into a glacial maze of frozen caverns and clear blue coliseums. &nbsp;NHPR's Sean Hurley recently took a tour of the nearly completed castle and sends us this report.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 40953 at http://nhpr.org Ice Castles at Loon Mountain White Mountains Rescue: A Signal Seeking Help, But What Kind? http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-rescue-signal-seeking-help-what-kind <p>Rescuers were in The White Mountains Saturday night after being alerted that somebody needed help. They just didn’t know who or why.</p><p>The alert came about&nbsp; 6:45 Saturday when&nbsp;New Hampshire Fish and Game got a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center in Texas.</p><p>It had received a signal from a SPOTS&nbsp;emergency beacon that had been activated in King Ravine in Burbank’s Grant.</p><p>The signal indicated where help was needed but nothing else.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:02:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 40595 at http://nhpr.org Some White Mountains Fees Waived For Holiday Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/some-white-mountains-fees-waived-holiday-weekend <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites, including those in the White Mountain National Forest, over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forest fees have been waived from Saturday through Monday. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations, and concession activities. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:57:42 +0000 Associated Press 38269 at http://nhpr.org Jackson Historical Society Celebrates The Quirky Landscapes Of Frank Shapleigh http://nhpr.org/post/jackson-historical-society-celebrates-quirky-landscapes-frank-shapleigh <p>While the White Mountains have always been associated with outdoorsy activities, for much of the 19th century, they played a particularly important role in the arts. &nbsp;The new country was looking for an artistic identity that was distinctly "American," and the untamed wilderness of northern New Hampshire inspired scores of painters.</p><p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 37857 at http://nhpr.org Jackson Historical Society Celebrates The Quirky Landscapes Of Frank Shapleigh Update: Officials I.D. Massachusetts Hiker Who Died In White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/update-officials-id-massachusetts-hiker-who-died-white-mountains <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire officials have identified the 60-year-old man who died Saturday while hiking in the White Mountains.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says rescuers were called to the Ripley Falls Trail about 11 a.m. Saturday and found James Byrne of South Dennis, Mass., unresponsive about half a mile up the trail.</p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:01:21 +0000 Associated Press 36684 at http://nhpr.org Museum Of The White Mountains Opens http://nhpr.org/post/museum-white-mountains-opens <p><em>The Museum of the White Mountains had its Grand Opening this past weekend in Plymouth. Correspondent Sean Hurley spoke with Director Catherine Amidon and sends us this story.</em></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26077 at http://nhpr.org Museum Of The White Mountains Opens New Hampshire's Ice Climbers http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-ice-climbers <p>Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously for being more harsh than ranges of similar altitude. Those conditions make the Whites a perfect training ground for world class mountaineers.&nbsp; NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown spent the day with Fred Wilkinson as he climbed Cathedral ledge.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:00:36 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20261 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Ice Climbers The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-training-ground-greats <p></p><p></p><p>Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.</p><p></p><p>It’s a windy, but warm winter day. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Freddie-Wilkinson/Athlete_Freddie_Wilkinson,default,pg.html">Fred Wilkinson</a> hopes the thaw will make for what he calls sticky ice over at Cathedral ledge, meaning easily pierced by the pointy end of an ice-axe.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:29:26 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20035 at http://nhpr.org The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats