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White Mountain Tea

When Chris and I were hiking in Zealand Notch a few weeks ago, we crossed a stream that had red water in it, and since then I've seen a lot of others like it in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I figured that the red tint was probably linked …

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Pink Lady’s Slipper

When I was hiking on Sunday through Zealand Notch in New Hampshire's White Mountains, I saw this delicate flower by the side of the trail. It has a puffy, balloon like shape. When I got home, I looked it up in my Pocket Naturalist Guide to New England Trees and & …

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Becoming a Naturalist

For many years, my primary motivation for hiking and backpacking has been to experience a form of meditation practiced by Buddhists called walking meditation. This differs from sitting meditation, because the practioner is moving outdoors with their eyes open, paying close attention to their experience of walking. This level of …

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