Appalachian Mountain Club http://nhpr.org en North Country Research: How To Attract The Sometimes Elusive Young Adult http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-research-how-attract-sometimes-elusive-young-adult <p>While the North Country is routinely working on economic development some people are also looking at human resources, in particular the source of the next generations&nbsp;of community leaders and volunteers.</p><p>Their concern:&nbsp;&nbsp;Talented young adults&nbsp;being one of the North Country’s rarer creatures.</p><p>And, some research into that issue got underway recently at the North Country Resource Center in Lancaster, where fourteen young adults – in their 20’s and 30’s – volunteered to answer questions about what brought them or keeps them in the North Country.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:16:12 +0000 Chris Jensen 38155 at http://nhpr.org North Country Research: How To Attract The Sometimes Elusive Young Adult 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 Capturing The Mountain Voices of the North Country http://nhpr.org/post/capturing-mountain-voices-north-country <p>For almost two decades two North Country authors have been capturing the stories of some of the most remarkable people in The White Mountains.</p><p>Now, those stories have been compiled in a new book, Mountain Voices, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Nearly 20 years ago, Rebecca Oreskes, of Milan and Doug Mayer, of Randolph, were out cross-country skiing in the White Mountains.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:48:25 +0000 Chris Jensen 18275 at http://nhpr.org Capturing The Mountain Voices of the North Country AMC Says Northern Pass Would Have "Visual Impact" On 95,000 Acres http://nhpr.org/post/amc-says-northern-pass-would-have-visual-impact-95000-acres <p>A new<a href="http:// http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/NorthernPassVisualImpactAssessmentFinalReport.pdf"> study </a>by the <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/">Appalachian Mountain Club </a>says the towers for the Northern Pass hydro-electric project would “visually impact” about 95,000 acres in the state.</p><p>That includes about 3,000 acres in the White Mountain National Forest and 9,000 acres around Concord, the report says.</p><p>In all 23 towns from Whitefield south to Deerfield would be affected by the towers, the study said.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:10:45 +0000 Chris Jensen 13681 at http://nhpr.org AMC Says Northern Pass Would Have "Visual Impact" On 95,000 Acres The Croo of Greenleaf Hut: Fun at 4,220 feet http://nhpr.org/post/croo-greenleaf-hut-fun-4220-feet <p>New Hampshire&rsquo;s White Mountains are known for their fierce terrain and wild weather. But atop the high peaks, there are some comforts.</p><p>Since 1888, the Appalachian Mountain Club&rsquo;s high huts have provided hearty meals and a warm bunk for guests. Staff at the eight facilities carry up supplies, and also serve as educators and stewards of the alpine terrain.</p><p>To get a better feel for this unique summer job, we sent NHPR&rsquo;s Todd Bookman up to the Greenleaf Hut.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 9592 at http://nhpr.org The Croo of Greenleaf Hut: Fun at 4,220 feet Can A Doc Prescribe Play for Weight Loss? http://nhpr.org/post/can-doc-prescribe-play-weight-loss <p>Faced with a serious problem with overweight children two unusual partners are literally trying a new prescription in the North Country &ndash; and they don&rsquo;t see any reason it couldn&rsquo;t work statewide.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>South of children playing&hellip;.</em></p><p>That&rsquo;s a sound healthcare professionals would like to hear more often: Kids outdoors running and jumping and generally goofing around.</p><p>&nbsp;Just like the good old days before the sedentary seduction of video games and television.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 6817 at http://nhpr.org Can A Doc Prescribe Play for Weight Loss? New AMC Guide Editor: Irene Did Most Trail Damage In Decades http://nhpr.org/post/new-amc-guide-editor-irene-did-most-trail-damage-decades <p>Tropical Storm Irene&rsquo;s heavy rains did more serious damage to trails in the White Mountains than any storm in decades, says one of the authors of the new 29<sup>th&nbsp;</sup>edition of the <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/">Appalachian Mountain Club</a>&rsquo;s White Mountain Guide.</p><p>&ldquo;It was only a limited number of trails, but the ones that were damaged were damaged very badly,&rdquo; said editor <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/16403760631302934834">Steven Smith of Lincoln</a>. &ldquo;It was mainly restricted to the trails that run along streams.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:52:32 +0000 Chris Jensen 3644 at http://nhpr.org New AMC Guide Editor: Irene Did Most Trail Damage In Decades New AMC Head Vows Continued Opposition to Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/new-amc-head-vows-continued-opposition-northern-pass <p>John D. Judge, who will take over as head of the Appalachian Mountain Club next month, says its priorities will include continued opposition to the Northern Pass project and trying to get more children away from computer games and into the outdoors.</p><p>The proposed hydro-electric project would clearly have a detrimental impact on recreation and&nbsp;conservation, said Judge.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:15:59 +0000 Chris Jensen 1416 at http://nhpr.org New AMC Head Vows Continued Opposition to Northern Pass