Tag Archives: New Hampshire Lakes region hikes

Mount Roberts: The rich legacy of a bankrupt millionaire

Mount Roberts, a small peak with big views, is “such stuff as dreams are made on”:  one man’s dream, for building castles in the air. Although he can’t claim credit for creating  the mountain itself, shoe magnate Thomas Gustave Plant paved … Continue reading

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One hike, many discoveries: A plane crash, a fire tower and stone-age couches

Would we find the plane crash? That was the motivating question as I hit the road early one morning in late June with three middle-school boys. More than 40 years ago, on June 18, 1972, a small plane bound for … Continue reading

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Exploring Caves and Climbing Ladders in the New Hampshire Lakes Region

  Our only regret is that we have arrived at the cave too late.  This roomy cavern, formed by boulders and slabs of rock that fell from the mountain long ago, offers both space to spread out and shelter from … Continue reading

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