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Places To Go Camping In White Mountains New Hampshire: Family Camp Grounds Appalachian Trail In Bear Country
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I Love Camping!
I was introduced to recreational camping when I was a baby, and I haven't stopped enjoying the great outdoors since!
When I was a kid, I would often set up a tent and camp right in our back yard!
Sure, there was an Interstate Highway right behind our house, but that didn't stop us from staring at the stars, listening to crickets, and occasionally taking a midnight swim in the buff!
I love camping and all of the associated activities that come with it.
These include fishing, swimming, hiking, stargazing, campfires, and about a million other things. But you don't want to read a list, you want to hear about my experiences!
My favorite state to camp in is New Hampshire. To me, there is no better state in which to go camping in. Because of my personal experiences, I am biased.
I am from Massachusetts . New Hampshire is a big deal when it comes to outdoor activities!
I live in a city. New Hampshire has cities too, they just happened to be surrounded by beautiful, snowy mountains! New Hampshire is vast and has a great land-spread. Massachusetts is a very small state and has become quite overpopulated.
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I was lucky to be able to go camping so often when I was younger. My Father is a Vietnam Veteran, and he has a knack for the outdoors and survival. He shared his passion with me ever since I can remember.
I joined the Boy Scouts when I was young, and we went camping, fishing, boating, and all of the other activities associated with outdoor survival.
We even hiked 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail , twice. We canoed over 50 miles on the Saco River which is located in both the Maine and New Hampshire states.
I learned how to use an axe , a pocket knife , and how to build fires for survival. I know how to find true North, using the sun and the moon, and even by looking at the moss that grows on trees, in a northerly direction. Most things needed to survive are found in nature.
The photos above are pictures I took while staying at Foothills Family Campground in Tamworth, New Hampshire. I don't advise anyone to get this close to a bear! I wasn't using my brain that day and I am glad I lived to share the photos!
I have been camping in great heat and I have camped during a few snowstorms.
As a teenager, I once worked at a Boy Scout Council campground as a volunteer, every other weekend for about a year. I helped build erosion walls, clear brush and debris from fire roads, and made repairs to different buildings and campsites that needed repair.
On one excursion, I was camping with an ex and her brother and we had an encounter with a black bear.
I was amazed...and pretty stupid, because I went for my camera and snapped some pictures. I got really close. Now that I think of it, I got too close! I will post pictures of that experience whenever I go to my mother's house and look through the albums.
It is now Spring in New England and I am waiting for the weather to get warmer and drier. I am looking forward to going camping with my family this summer. I am thinking of going out to Western Mass not far from upstate New York. I hope to catch some fish, see some stars, and share some great stories over a campfire! I've never been camping with my wife and kids...unless you count my Parent's backyard!
White Mountains of New Hampshire
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