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The glory of Pinkham Notch is spotted from the ledges of the Imp Profile. (Marty Basch photograph)

Traipsing Impishly Along in Pinkham Notch

Sunday, September 14, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News There’s an imp in Pinkham Notch. At least that’s what it appears to be. High on the west spur of North Carter, is a cliff from where the northern Presidential range stands in its glory. Called the Imp Profile, the ledgy viewpoint at around 3,165 feet is a supreme vantage point to …

Squash Players Go Worldwide

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lebanon — Max Reed negotiated the Lebanon-to-Namibia airplane route last month. He doesn’t recommend it, unless it’s for purposes such as his. Reed, a senior at Lebanon High School, spent about 45 hours of travel time to get to the southwest African nation to take part in his first World Junior Squash Championship …

Recreation Briefs: WNHTRS to Honor Denning at Sept. 20 Lost-a-Lot

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — The Lost-a-Lot Trail Race on Sept. 20, the final event of the 10-stop Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series, will also double as a memorial to the life of series founder Chad Denning, who died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 39 while hiking on Mount Moosilauke. The race itself, a seven-mile jaunt through the woods of the Boston Lot …

Naturally Curious: How the River Otter Signs Its Name

Monday, August 4, 2014

River otters, water-loving members of the weasel family, are found across America wherever there is enough water to support them. They are active year round and during both day and night. Even so, it is much more common …

‘He Loved This Mountain’: Volunteers Build Trail to Remember Teen

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Of all of Sean Tillotson’s varied hobbies and interests, he perhaps took most pride in his love of the outdoors. This past weekend, friends and family made sure a piece of woods in his hometown …

Ponies at Play: Quechee Polo Club Turns 40

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Quechee — Polo players in the Northeast have just a few months to compete, and most summer Saturdays find the Quechee Polo Club doing just that. The club, which plays on land owned and maintained by the Quechee …

Small Peaks, Big Rewards

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sometimes big things come in small packages. The low-lying Benton Range is comprised of a half dozen mountains all under 3,000 feet in elevation. The highest is Jeffers Mountain at 2,994 feet, with Owls Head being the lowest …

Brother, Sister Overcome Challenges of Swimming the English Channel

Sunday, August 3, 2014

By David Brown Special To The Washington Post. In the end, the odds were too much for the three Wahls. Devin and Danielle Wahl completed their English Channel swim last Sunday. The 21-mile crossing in 64-degree water was more harrowing and painful than they expected. Their younger brother …

Local Roundup: Massachusetts Golfer Wins N.H. Open

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Campton, n.h. — Former touring pro Geoffrey Sisk beat Florida’s David Chung on the third playoff hole to claim the New Hampshire Open at Owl’s Nest Golf Club on Thursday, surging through a 36-hole final day as the Upper Valley’s competitors slipped back in the pack. Five shots …

Playoff Kickoff

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oxbow High’s Wren Smith, left, collides with Touchline’s Kelsey Head during the teams’ July 13 scrimmage at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. Touchline opens the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division I women’s tournament on Sunday as the second seed, meeting …

Improve Your Golf Swing With a Wing Ding

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Every once in a while, it’s a real treat to enjoy some chicken wings. They come in all sorts of various flavors today — buffalo, teriyaki, plum, barbecue — with my favorite being dashed in Carolina mustard. America …

Hanover’s Aman to Compete at Hershey Nationals

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hershey, Pa. — Richie Aman’s run to Chocolate Town USA this week has less to do about the chocolate and more to do with the running. The 9-year-old from Hanover will represent the Northeast region on Friday when he competes at the Hershey Track and Field Games North …

Local Roundup: Maryland Resident Leads N.H. Open

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Campton, n.h. — Chris Wellde, of Ellicott City, Md., set a course record at Owl’s Nest Golf Club with a 10-under-par 62 to take a three-shot lead after the first day of the New Hampshire Open, whose field includes at least one Upper Valley native still in the …