New Hampshire

A photo posted on the Mount Washington Observatory’s Facebook page this month shows a particularly hazy sunrise resulting from smoke that drifted east from West Coast wildfires.  In 2018, California’s wildfire season brought higher death counts, greater financial destruction, and longer burning seasons—a record that has now been surpassed by this year’s devastating West Coast…

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center! Show us how you’ve experienced and enjoyed our facility and its surrounding landscape – share your photos/videos for a chance to win our grand prize. To Enter on Twitter or Instagram Post your photo/video with the hashtags #AMCOutdoors and #Pinkham100. Give a brief…

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The following is an excerpt from AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains, 3rd edition, by Robert Buchsbaum.   MIZPAH SPRING HUT AND MOUNT PIERCE LOCATION Carroll, NH, to Hart’s Location, NH RATING Strenuous DISTANCE 6.6 miles ELEVATION GAIN 2,450 feet ESTIMATED TIME 5.0–6.0 hours MAPS AMC White Mountain National Forest Map & Guide,…

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  A tremendous amount of variety exists in the world of outdoor sculpture parks. New York’s world-famous Storm King Art Center, for example, draws curious art lovers to its facility, where larger-than-life works loom across a property hundreds of acres in size. Meanwhile, town and city parks like the Clifton Municipal Arts Center in Clifton,…

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  The first night is restless. I can’t stop thinking about how each person passing by the windows of my Navy blue minivan is thinking to themselves, something is off about this car, and will press their face against the tinted glass. Peering in, they will find me lying there, quilt pulled up to my…

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  Fifty years ago, Congress passed arguably the most important environmental and public health legislation to date: the Clean Air Act (CAA). By setting emissions standards for vehicles and industrial factories, the act has removed harmful, airborne pollutants in and around cities, as well as improved the air high above sea level. Georgia Murray, AMC’s…

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The following is an excerpt from the 2009 book, Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire, by Nicholas Howe. Chapter 8: The Wreck of Old No. 1 Sylvester Marsh was born in 1803 in Campton, New Hampshire, at the southern end of Franconia Notch. He was the ninth…

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  Mount Washington was feeling benevolent on the afternoon of August 14, 1945, and 14-year-old Hugh Dunphy was taking advantage of the mountain’s good mood. Dunphy was part of a crew of about 12 campers and counselors from Camp Ropioa in Harrison, Maine, that was hiking toward Washington’s summit under clear skies and mild temperatures—and…

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In September of 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were driving from Montreal, Canada to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on the way home from their belated honeymoon. While driving through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the couple experienced an extraterrestrial phenomenon that would launch them into the international spotlight and help shape the dialogue around future…

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  From his backyard in Augusta, Maine, astronomer Jon Silverman can look into the night sky and see light emitted from stars hundreds, thousands, even millions of years ago. Anyone can. All it takes to see light coming from, say, the Andromeda Galaxy, our closest galactic neighbor at 2.5 million light-years away, is a simple pair…

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