Mount Monadnock State Park offers incredible autumn views

Mt. Monadnock State Park in New Hampshire offers incredible fall views

Ted Reinstein travels to Cheshire County, NH, where he discovers fall beauty



IT’S A BEAUTIFUL AND QUIET AREA OF NEW HAMPSHIRE ANY SEASON, BUT FALL IS SOMETHING SPECIAL. IT IS AN AREA ALSO DEFINED BY ITS PAST AND PRESERVATION OF THE UNIQUE BRIDGE – >> IT IS THE FINEST BRIDGE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. >> AND AN WHOLE CITY. YOUR SINGLE CITY IS HARD TO DETERMINE AND HARD NOT TO LIKE. >> YOU GET OFF AND WALK SEAT. >> WITH A RESUMING THEATER, REOPENING DINER AND OUTDOOR ART CELEBRATING EARLIER PIONEERS HERE. >> SHE COULD BE WELL WITH A GUN AND SLEEP WITH A GUN UNDER HER PILLOW. >> AND NEW PIONEERS THAT OFFER A TASTE OF CHANGE. >> A CROSS BETWEEN A GRAPE AND A PAIR. >> WHO KNEW THAT THERE IS A LAKE WHERE THE LATE GREAT GEORGE KARL AND LIVES. THEN THERE IS THE LOOMING PRESENCE WATCHING OVER EVERYTHING >> THEY PLAY UNDERSTAND AND SEARCH WITH THEM. >> NO IT’S NOT JAPAN BUT I AM AT THE BASE OF MOUNT FUJI’S GREATEST COMPETITION. >> IT’S CHALLENGES, THERE ARE MANY RESCUES. >> IT’S CHESTER COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEXT ON CHRONICLE. >> THIS IS CHRONICLE ON WCVB CHANNEL 5. >> IS THE SOUTHWESTERN MOST CORNER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, BORDERING VERMONT AND WEST CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS. THE LANDSCAPE ITSELF IS AMAZINGLY DIVERSE FROM WATER AND FOREST TO FARMLAND AND MOUNTAINS WITH LOVELY TOWNS IN BETWEEN. >> EVERY CITY WAS A LIFE OF EVERY OTHER CITY. >> IT’S HIS OWN LITTLE JEWEL, A WELL-KEPT SECRET. >> CHESTER COUNTY IS ONE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S FIVE ORIGINAL COUNTIES, AND ALTHOUGH IT ARRIVES WITH THE MOST POPULATED STATES, IT IS A PLACE INDIVIDUALLY. IN THE HILLCOUNTS, TOWNS LIKE MARLOW, ALLSTON, ARE PRETTY AND UNCHANGED BECAUSE THEY ARE LESS TRAVELED. HOWEVER, LESS TRAVEL DOES NOT APPLY TO THE HIGHEST POINT OF CHESTER COUNTY, 3166 FOOT MOUNT MONADNOCK. >> YOU COME AROUND THE KURGE AND SUDDENLY THERE IT IS. YOU REACH THE HILL AND THERE IT IS. IT’S ALWAYS WITH YOU, BUT IT CHOOSES ITS MOMENT TO SHOW IT TO YOU. >> AMONG HIS MANY BOOKS IS HIS LONG-TIME NEW HAMPSHIRE BOYFRIEND HOWARD MANSFIELD, ALSO THE AUTHOR OF WHERE THE MOUNTAIN STANDS Alone, TALES IN THE MONADNOCK REGION. MANSFIELD SAYS IT HAS A LONG LONG DRESS PARTLY DUE TO ITS SONELINESS. >> NEW HAMPSHIRE BLUFF WILL PURSUIT OUR DREAMS. IT HAS REAL POWER, PEOPLE CALLING IT GRAND MONADNOCK. THIS WAS BEFORE THE EAST PEOPLE COME TO YOSEMITE. >> IF OTHER MOUNTAINS WERE NEARBY, WOULD WE NOTICE SO MUCH? >> I HATE TO SAY IT — >> MONADNOCK IS ALSO THE SECOND MOST CLIMBED MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD, AFTER JAPANESE MOUNT FUJI. THAT’S IRONY, SAYS MANSFIELD. >> IT WAS A DAY HIKE, IT WENT FROM THE GRAND MONADNOCK TO A LEISURE GYM FOR MANY PEOPLE. IT’S STILL BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT HAS CHANGED. >> LIVING NEAR MOUNADNOCK HAS HELPED THIS MAN TRANSFORM HIS ENTIRE LIFE. ON APRIL 23 AND 24, 2021 HE REACHED THE MONADNOCK SUMMIT 17 TIMES IN 24 HOURS. A NEW RECORD. >> IT WAS 28° WHEN I STARTED THIS MORNING AND TAKE ME 23 HOURS AND 53 MINUTES TO REACH 17. >> IN REALITY IT TAKES YEARS AND IT TAKES TO REACH THE BUDGET BEFORE REACHING THIS MOUNTAIN PEAK. AT 13 HE STARTED ABUSE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, INCLUDING HEROIN – HEROIN AND OPIOIDS. LUCKY AT 21 HE HAD ENOUGH. >> I WANTED A CHANGE AND WAS SICK AND TIRED. >> HE WENT TO REHAB, BUT HIKING AND MOUNTAIN WAS STILL FAR AWAY. >> I CAN’T EVEN GET UP A STAIRWAY WITHOUT TAKE A BREAK. I was a mess I AM SURPRISED I STILL LIVE. >> THANKS TO DETERMINATION AND SOME LOCAL HIKING MENTORS HE GOT CLEAN AND IN FIT AND SETTING HIS GOAL TO BREAK A RECORD. >> HERE YOU HAD TO COME DOWN AND FINISH EVERY ROUND. BEFORE HE GOES UP AGAIN? >> YEP THE SIGN ON THE RIGHT GIVES YOU THE CHANCE — YOUR STARTING POINT WAS RIGHT THERE ALL DAY. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET INTO THE TRUCK AND THE Miserability ENDED AND I COULD BE HOME IN MY BED. >> INSTEAD HE IS IN THE RECORD BOOK AND OWNS A SMALL CONCRETE COMPANY AND NOW HAS A FAMILY. HE WALKS ON MOUNT MONADNOCK LIKE IT WAS HIS OWN BACKYARD, WHICH IN SOME WAY IT IS. >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO GET FROM WHAT YOU DO? >> WHEN THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY. IT’S THE SAME CONCEPT WITH ADDICTION. I WILL GO TO MEETINGS TODAY. I STILL GO AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. I TRY TO GIVE BACK WHAT PEOPLE GAVE ME. HIKING IS ONLY PART OF IT. >> A RECORD BREAKER RECOVERING FREE WALKING ON A MOUNTAIN STANDING ALONE. >> AFTER SETTING THE RECORD FOR SUMMITS ON MOUNADNOCK IN 24 HOURS, HE NOW PLANS TO BREAK HIS OWN RECORD. >> HE IS TRYING TO MAKE NUMBER 18 AND 24 HOURS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THERE IS NO DOUBT IN HIM THAT HE CAN CONQUER EVERYTHING HE PUT INTO HEART AND ACHIEVE HIGH.

Mt. Monadnock State Park in New Hampshire offers incredible fall views

Ted Reinstein travels to Cheshire County, NH, where he discovers fall beauty

Mt. Monadnock State Park boasts the tallest mountain peak in southern New Hampshire.

Mt. Monadnock State Park boasts the tallest mountain peak in southern New Hampshire.

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