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 …

Ame Corner: A Full Shoulder Turn Makes a Good Golf Shot Possible

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How can you get a full shoulder turn when you’re not a young kid anymore — or a yoga instructor, for that matter? Whether you have lost some flexibility or you can touch your fingers to your toes, …

A New King Of the Hill: Riess in Charge at Whaleback

Monday, June 1, 2015

Enfield — The Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation has introduced Gerd Riess as its newest mountain manager, and that’s only part of the reason Whaleback Mountain’s nonprofit ownership group is excited for the next ski season. The organization …

Woman, 92, Completes S.D. Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

Monday, June 1, 2015

San Diego (ap) — A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson, of Charlotte, N.C., completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. She was mobbed …

High Time To Get Out On Water

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Memorial Day is behind us so that means warm water fish are biting like black flies. Optimal fishing in NH occurs between June and October but that span does not represent one monolithic period wherein the fish always co-operate. As the fishing season progresses, conditions can change virtually …

A Cold Water Cooperative

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ohiopyle, Pa. — The strike was hard, visibly jerking the surface-floating fly line. The fish was heavy, like a log that was swimming upriver before turning abruptly into a frothy chute that carried it quickly downstream. The fight was long, covering about 100 yards of the Youghiogheny River, …

Benefit Golf Event at Crown Point

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The second annual Million Dollar Shootout to benefit Upper Valley Sports will be held at Crown Point Country Club on June 14, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The $85 entry fee covers golf, cart and food. Each player that wins a closest to the …

A Spark of Brilliance: Groups Team Up for Rail Trail Hike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Andover, n.h. — Spark! Community Center co-founder Lisa Green prefers flat, easy trails when she goes hiking while her autistic and epileptic son, 23-year-old Patrick, favors more vigorous climbs. It’s mom who’s getting the desired terrain for the …

Recreation Briefs: Eastman Seeking World Golf Scramble Competitors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Grantham — Eastman Golf Links wants to send somebody to Las Vegas … at least four somebodies, actually. Eastman will hold a qualifier for the World Golf Scramble on June 14, starting at 8 a.m. The event is open to golfers of all abilities, foursomes that will be …

Amen Corner: Learn Angle of Attack for Greater Distance Off the Tee

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

West Lebanon’s Golf & Ski Warehouse has their big manufacturers demo day on Saturday. All the big-boy and big-girl equipment companies and their goodies — delicious. Can’t wait. I want a new driver, and I want more distance. …

Time to Play on a Holiday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Despite the presence of light rain, Sean Plottner, of South Strafford, takes advantage of the Memorial Day holiday as he tees off on the par-3 first hole of Lake Morey Country Club in Fairlee on Monday afternoon.Valley News …