This month’s hiking trip didn’t go quite as planned, but I was still able to summit a mountain that I hadn’t done before. David had hiked it a couple of times (the most recent was his bachelor party before we got married in 2008!). So needless to say, it had been a while for him. … Continue reading Mt. Moosilauke
For the remainder of 2021, David and I have planned to go hiking at least one weekend a month, just the two of us. For the month of July, we headed up to southern Vermont. And thankfully the rainy weather kept away a lot of the crowds. We didn’t mind the rain at all. It … Continue reading Weekend Hiking in Vermont
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
Short answer: Lots and lots of walks! As mentioned earlier, we were planning to go on this hike early next year. But the stars seemed to have aligned in such a way that it made sense to leave this month and head southbound. So, since we’re accelerating our plans, that means we’ve had to reevaluate … Continue reading How We’re Training for our Thru-Hike
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 the first time since 2014, I find myself without a job. The circumstances at work lent itself to my leaving a company that I truly loved; it just wasn’t working out for me and my family. The parting was amicable though and it’s my understanding that should things get better (it wasn’t directly related … Continue reading Well, Now What Do I Do?
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