There and back again

Originally published in the Manchester Journal on Feb. 23, 2018.  By Cherise Madigan Tightening the straps of my snowshoes, I pause for a moment to fill my lungs with the crisp air before departing. Once again, I am a beginner — my body is soft and untrained, and the same can be said of my […]

Wear without repair? Funding tightens for local Long Trail caretakers

Originally published in the Manchester Journal on Feb. 14, 2018. Feb. 23 fundraiser will support the Green Mountain Club’s caretaker program, whose funds have decreased over the last decade.   By Cherise Madigan STRATTON — Hugh and Jean Joudry have spent the last fifty summers atop Stratton Mountain, and the couple — now in their […]

Mountain Retreat

This article was originally published in UpCountry magazine in November 2017. All photos are by George Forbes (@the_xcskiman). By Cherise Madigan Photos by George Forbes As steam billows from your piping mug of mulled cider, you’ll find yourself snug and cozy at Manchester’s Kimpton Taconic Hotel. Both the hotel and its elevated tavern, The Copper […]