By Bob Audette I don’t recall when I first summited Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., but it has loomed over my life since my folks uprooted me and my two brothers from suburban Connecticut to the rural, rough-and-tumble village of Troy, N.H., in 1968. In my first dozen years or so in the Granite State,… Continue reading In the shadow of Mount Monadnock
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