In 1978, while working as a reporter in New Hampshire, Kim Nilsen raised the idea of creating a hiking trail along the spine of northern New Hampshire. He got no interest.
But Nilsen didn’t give up. Nearly 20 years later, he revisited the idea. This time, people were interested, and the Cohos Trail Association was born.
A recent article on UnionLeader.com profiles Nilsen, whose efforts led to the creation of the 165-mile Cohos Trail, which the article describes as including 35 summits, wildlife refuges, seven waterfalls, flumes, wild rivers, 10 shelters and the solitude that you can’t find on a White Mountain AMC trail.
“My real goal was to get people into places where there aren’t a lot of people hiking, where you’ll meet more moose than people,” Nilsen said.