Author Archives: Dave Olson

Hike Safe, stupid

NEWS ITEM: A new law authorizing the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to sell voluntary “hike safe” cards for $25 per person and $35 per family was signed into law by Governor Maggie Hassan on July 21, 2014.  The law … Continue reading

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The best race I didn’t start

Had one of the strangest racing experiences of my life today. Woke up early to head to Princeton, Mass., for the 21st annual Wachusett Mountain Race, put on by a local club, the Central Mass Striders. This year’s event was … Continue reading

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To run is to hope

Ten miles before breakfast, the sun coming up over the breakwater as I head out the door. Maybe it’s because of school vacation week, but I feel like I have the usually busy city to myself, save for a single … Continue reading

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Mt. Chocorua on the quarter? Mt. Chocorua on the quarter

While I join my fellow New Hampshire natives in my love for grizzled visage of The Old Man of the Mountains and great respect for the sweep and power of Mt. Washington, it has been the relatively modest Mt. Chocorua … Continue reading

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An open letter to the Ravenswood dog-walking lady

Dear madam: You don’t know me, but we have met several times. I often see you walking your spaniel when I run in Ravenswood Park. I don’t mind that you let your dog off the leash when you’re on the … Continue reading

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