I wrote a short story about repairs coming to the much-loved but much-overused Franconia Loop hiking trail – one of the greatest day hikes in the entire world. You can read it here, but the reason I bring this up is that it’s an excuse to revisit one of my all-time favorite stories: “Are New Hampshire’s hiking trails too hard?” It includes some digs to overly easy back-and-forth switchback trails found out west.
About Granite Geek
Dave Brooks has written a science/tech column since 1991 – yes, that long – and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course). He moderates monthly Science Cafe NH discussions, beer in hand, and discusses the geek world regularly on WGIR-AM radio..
Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you’ll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.