A few years ago I had the opportunity to go to this area of New Hampshire with a few like-minded friends with the plan to take pictures of the moose that this little town is known for. The moose population is higher than the people population. Well, the moose didn't cooperate, we saw NONE (and in a place called Moose Alley! False advertisement!) BUT the seed of a story took root. Kayla and Evan's story grew out of this trip.
Pittsburg is remote and the place that Kayla needed to go to sort herself out. Evan needed the rugged fun of snowmobiling to clear his head, too.
In my story, the character of Old Sally owns the local general store and while there is no real Old Sally, her store is a combination of the little stores that are scattered around town. The Buck Stops Here Pub that is mentioned in the story is based on an actual restaurant called The Buck Rub Pub. And Alley Moose Cabins are based on the beautiful Cabins at Lopstick that my group stayed at and enjoyed.
If you get a chance to go snowmobiling or do some of the fishing that this area is known for, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did...and as much as Kayla and Evan!