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Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 3 – Smugglers’ Notch

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 3 – Smugglers’ Notch —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— JEFFERSONVILLE, VT – First chair at the place that had the best snow: that was the game plan, but I was having trouble executing it. Unable to sleep at 4:00 a.m., I spent the wee hours checking various apps in search of fresh...

Franconia Notch Half Marathon, Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire

FRANCONIA NOTCH, N.H. – It’s an American stronghold of skiing: For over eight decades Cannon Mountain has been home to some of the most accomplished skiers and boarders in our country’s winter sports history, including Bode Miller, arguably the best Olympic skier ever. But now there’s another reason to make the pilgrimage to mighty Cannon – a new destination...

Winter of Our Discontent – K2 and Nanga Parbat 2018 Winter Climbs End in Failure, Tragedy

Winter has ended in the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas, and once again it will be a mournful spring. Drone footage confirmed that two silhouettes on Nanga Parbat’s slopes near Camp 3 are the bodies of climbers Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi. The search and rescue has been called off, and earlier today memorials were scheduled in remembrance of Nardi. According...

History Repeats Itself? Tom Ballard, Son of Alison Hargreaves, Missing on Nanga Parbat, Along with Daniele Nardi

The mountaineering world is presently holding its collective breath as British climber Tom Ballard is missing on Pakistan’s formidable and forbiddng Nanga Parbat, along with fellow climber Daniele Nardi. Attempting a winter summit of the ninth highest mountain in the world, their last ditch effort to summit may have met with bitter tragedy as they have not been...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 2 – Magic Mountain

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 2 – Magic Mountain —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— LONDONDERRY, VT – Abracadabra! Presto, Change-O! Now you see it…now you don’t…and then – happily – now you see it again! Like a rabbit in a conjuring trick, Vermont’s fabled Magic Mountain has once again reappeared...

Golf News Net Runs Boston Golf Piece, Jay’s Plays Radio Show with Hank Gola, Matt Cocorikis

So Golf News Net has run two recent pieces of mine: First, the Boston Half Marathon and Tedesco Country Club piece is up here. We were top news for a while! Next, the latest Jay’s Plays Radio Show is up! This week we interview U.S. Amateur competitor Matt Cocorikis and veteran New York Daily News columnist Hank Gola about his new book City of Champions. And...

Adventure Golf Travels – Tedesco Country Club and the Boston Half Marathon

Adventure Golf Travels – Tedesco Country Club and the Boston Half Marathon [Special to Golf News Net and Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine] By Jay Flemma BOSTON, Mass. – Run, golf, run, golf, run, golf: lather, rinse, repeat. It’s actually a winning formula for a runner and a golfer. “Golf is the perfect activity on days when you don’t run,”...

Mother Nature Smiles on Emmi Farms Earth Day Half Marathon

BALDWINSVILLE, NY – Mother Nature obviously saved her best and brightest sunshine of this entire April for the Earth Day Half Marathon in Baldwinsville. A bold sunrise of blazing red and gold – sunbeams stretching their arms joyously – melted into a cloudless azure sky, and the rolling Adirondack foothills and meadows were bathed in a light that might...

Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon and the Rivertown Runners – a Runner’s Rite of Spring

—Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Runner’s Magazine by Jay Flemma SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY – History, literature, nature, and distance running all blend seamlessly to create one of the most challenging, beautiful, and character-rich half marathons in America in fabled, venerable Sleepy Hollow, New York. East coast runners, get ready to add a permanent entry...

First gig for Golf News Net to Include Adventure Travel, Public Golf, Rock n Roll, PGA Championship

My first assignment as a correspondent with the Golf News Net will be a combination of just about everything I’ll be covering for the magazine. Besides wall-to-wall coverage of the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, we’ll be running 10K through the University of Wisconsin campus, visiting Wisconsin’s great outdoor music venue Alpine Valley...