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Hiking ‘Mount Kearsarge’, Rollins State Park — July 26, 2019, Warner, N.H.

by Anura Guruge


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A YouTube video. You really should watch.


Alas and alack, the last day of my mini, 6-hours a day vacation in and around Concord, N.H. while Teischan was attending a one-week Summer ‘Art Camp’ at ‘Kimball Jenkins‘ in Concord. Rather than coming home after dropping her off (which would take me ~40 minutes), I opted to hang around the area, explore and get my usual exercise done. It has been awfully rewarding and I am so glad I am doing this rather than spending an additional 80-minutes driving back-and-forth.

Discovered ‘Rollings State Park’, in Warner, when we visited the excellent ‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum‘ (on the same road, maybe 5-miles apart) on Tuesday. Didn’t have time to explore it Tuesday, so I went back today — and am I glad I did.

Quite the place. Not ‘Cadillac Mountain‘ (in terms of the views) BUT not bad at all, at all. I enjoyed it immensely.

Hiking to the summit (at 2,937′) from the parking lot, via the Rollins Trail, isn’t difficult (~0.6 mile and 300’ elevation gain). It is NOT, however, a walk in the park. Very rockey and, though it has been bone dry for 2.5 days, muddy. They need to get ATVs up there to service the cell tower. So, they have various mats and wooden bridges to facilitate this.

Once I did the summit, in order to get my 4-miles for the day, I hiked 1.5 miles down the auto road and then hiked back. That felt good.

Highly recommend this. Plan to go back. Probably spectacular in the fall with foliage.


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Walking ‘Stickney Bike Path’ — July 25, 2019, Concord, N.H.

by Anura Guruge


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A YouTube video. You really should watch.


My mini, 6-hours a day vacation in and around Concord, N.H. while Teischan is attending a one-week Summer ‘Art Camp’ at ‘Kimball Jenkins‘ in Concord. Rather than coming home after dropping her off (which would take me ~40 minutes), I opted to hang around the area, explore and get my usual exercise done. It has been awfully rewarding and I am so glad I am doing this rather than spending an additional 80-minutes driving back-and-forth.

As one of the pictures above shows you can see the ‘footbridge’ at the start of this trail from I-89. I have seen it hundreds of times but this was the first time I got off at Exit 3 (on I-89) and headed towards it. Until I checked my GPS map I had not realized, at all (at all), that this was two ponds connected by a large waterway. I thought it was a river. Not being a river explains why it was so, so still first thing when I got there.

Nice walk, but alas you heard the rumble from I-89 80% of the time until you get way down. But, still fun. I enjoyed it. Will be going back.

Didn’t see that many people. Just four walkers and maybe 5-bikes. But, this was mid-week, and unlike I most people go to work.

Check out the video. You should like it.

I felt privileged and blessed.


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Ultrasound For Trees — To Check Their Internal Integrity.

by Anura Guruge


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Saw this at ‘Kimball Jenkins‘ today (in Concord, N.H.).

Using ultrasound to see if the inside of a big, old tree is sound (i.e., not rotting). Pretty cool. Just have to place a number of probes around the circumference of the tree, at various points, measure the circumference so that the software knows how far apart the probes are … press a button (which activates the probes and Bluetooth … and Bob’s your uncle. Image (shown above) comes up on a tablet. Green is GOOD. So, this tree is sound bar some slight damage at one edge.

Pretty cool. I was very impressed.


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Walking Disused Railway Track In Serene, Pastoral, Concord, N.H. — July 24, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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A YouTube video. You really should watch.

I didn’t put any sound because it was basically QUIET and STILL — just birds.


As I related in an earlier post today, Teischan’s attending a one-week Summer ‘Art Camp’ at ‘Kimball Jenkins‘ in Concord. Rather than coming home after dropping her off (which would take me ~40 minutes), I have opted to spend 6-hours a day in Concord and explore. And it has been amply rewarding. WOW. Well, I have to get my walk in and I might as well, quite literally, walk on pastures new than coming home.

I discovered these railway tracks, basically right behind Kimball Jenkins, on Monday. I walked them then. But, I had not taken by phone or camera and I was GLAD. Allowed me to explore and enjoy without distraction. Today, I went back with my phone. It was too hot to carry my camera and I was going to be carrying another load of stuff anyway.

Tranquil, serene, scenic and totally desolate. Nobody but nobody around other than birds (lots of them) and a solitary turtle. I loved it.

Check out the video.

I felt privileged and blessed.


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by Anura Guruge