Outdoors / Recreation

Andrea Ambros, of Hartland, Vt., runs down the Brownsville Trail after her second summit of Mt. Ascutney in Brownsville, Vt., on June 27, 2015. Several years ago when training for several long-distance trail running events, Ambros teamed up with Raina White to develop what they call the Ascutney Mountain Triple Ascent, a route that covers over 21 miles, summits the mountain three times and utilizes all trails on the mountain. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Three Times Is the Charm: Run, Run, Run to the Top of Mt. Ascutney

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Not everyone would call running 21 miles up and down a mountain “fun,” “stimulating” or “really nice.” Yet that’s how the handful of people who summited Mount Ascutney three times in a row last weekend described the experience. Which is not to say it was easy, even for those accomplished athletes. “Halfway up every time I was thinking to myself, …

AMC’s Lakes of the Clouds Hut Turning 100

Sunday, July 5, 2015

When does the ferry leave for the Lakes of the Clouds? How do they keep the Lakes of the Clouds filled? Are the Lakes of the Clouds above or below us? Those are a trio of true questions asked of Mount Washington State Park employees stationed at the summit information desk in the …

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

UVSSF Inching Closer to Whaleback Target

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Enfield — The nonprofit Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation is nearing its target goal of raising $50,000 by Tuesday. If it meets that goal, the organization will receive $100,000 from an anonymous donor who offered a two-for-one challenge …

Tired of Stinky Greens? These Putts Might Be the Cure

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fresh off the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in the Pacific Northwest, the pros had a lot to say about the conditions of the greens. Basically, they said the greens stink and were too bumpy. We all experience …

Outdoor Notes: New Adventures at Mount Sunapee

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Mount Sunapee Resort’s Adventure Park is beginning to evolve in new ways. The still-developing Evolution Bike Park on Sunapee’s south peak features a mile-long trail known as the Dirt Serpent, an “S”-shaped route resort staff …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Top Stitch Edges Windsor

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meriden — Lebanon Top Stitch Embroidery fought off a spirited Windsor comeback on Wednesday night on the way to a 3-2 victory in a NHSC boys soccer inter-divisional game at Plainfield School. John Moorehead’s unassisted strike in the 27th minute put Division V Top Stitch (1-1) on the …

Strrrrrr-etch!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lebanon Post 22’s Scott Smith, center, stretches during his team’s warmup before their senior American Legion baseball home game against Bedford at Lebanon High School on Monday. Bedford won, 14-6.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Post 22 Drops Home Game

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lebanon — Bedford scored eight unanswered runs in the last four innings to snap a 5-all tie and defeat Lebanon Post 22 14-6 in American Legion baseball action on Monday at Lebanon High. Bedford laid down seven bunts as it used small-ball tactics to defeat Lebanon. Lebanon’s Tanner …

Outside Story: Maple Syrup Isn’t the Tree’s Only Delicacy

Monday, June 22, 2015

Helicopters. Keys. Whirligigs. Samaras. Whatever you call the winged seeds released by maple trees, here’s one more word for them: delicious. Like many New Englanders, I have fond childhood memories of dropping maple “helicopters” from a height and …

A Time to Run, a Time to Play

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Derek McCowan, of Waltham, Mass., plays with his son Hal, 3, in Colburn Park after running in the 12th Annual Skip Matthews Memorial Run in Lebanon on Sunday. McCowan has spent nearly every Father’s Day at “Skip’s Run” …

Local Roundup: Touchline, Lebanon Split Doubleheader

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Norwich — The Touchline and Lebanon New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys teams split a twin bill at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows on Sunday, with Touchline 5 defeating Lebanon Top Stitch Embroidery 3-1 in the opener and Lebanon Central Supply topping Touchline 4 3-1 in the nightcap. In the opener, …