This past weekend we celebrated our dear daughter’s 4th birthday! But instead of going on our usual neighborhood walks, we headed over to Farandnear, an 89 acre park that provides a couple miles of trails, as well as beautiful gardens and old cranberry bogs. Saturday was her birthday, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. She … Continue reading Farandnear
This past weekend was a first for me: hiking by headlamp in a snow squall! We hiked from Rt. 41 in Connecticut, north, to Bear Mountain (the highest point in the state – 2,323 feet in elevation). The temps were in the 20s/30s but thankfully I stayed nice and toasty with all of the layers … Continue reading Winter Hiking in Connecticut
I’ve been visiting Maine since I was about 6 weeks old (my mom’s family is from Bangor), but it was either going to Bangor, spending summers at my grandparents cottage in Dedham or spending February vacations at the Samoset Resort. In my 36 years of life, I had never experienced Maine like this. As mentioned … Continue reading Hiking Maine
First, it was building the house in 2012 and then the garage in 2015. Then it was having our daughter in 2017 and our son in 2019. But quite honestly, this adventure will take strength, grit, and determination: David and I are through-hiking the Appalachian Trail! I’ve alluded to some big adventure that David and … Continue reading Our Next Big Adventure
For David’s birthday this year, we decided to break out our camping gear and head to Vermont to test some new items (namely our tent, quilt, backpacks and ponchos). Tent: 3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro Quilt: Underground Quilt – 20 degree, 850 fill, 2oz over-stuff Backpacks: REI Flash Ponchos: 3F UL Gear Hiking Poncho 3 … Continue reading Hiking Stratton Mountain
Well hello everyone! I guess I took a little 4 month hiatus on this blog; totally unintended, but life happens. Not a lot of big changes have happened since my last post. Here's just a few highlights: Section Hiking the AT in Massachusetts & Vermont For our second vacation of 2018 (we went on a … Continue reading Welcome, 2019!
At 6,288 feet, Mt. Washington is the tallest peak in New England and the second tallest on the Appalachian Trail (about 350 feet shorter than Clingmans Dome in Tennessee). And I think it goes without saying that this was the tallest peak that I’ve summited. And the most rewarding. We started our day very early … Continue reading Hiking Mount Washington
With just over two months to go until our section hike of the southern Vermont portion of the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail, David wanted us to get in a little bit more of a strenuous hike. What I wasn’t prepared for was 12 miles of up and down and over 8 hours hiking. Needless to say, … Continue reading Hiking Killington Mountain