March 26th, 2016 When I studied abroad in the Fall of 2011, I took a train tour from Italy, through Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain. Along the way, I routinely relied on the kindness of strangers (and friends) to help me in times of need. I learned how to make friends of … More Rumney Rocks: Rediscovering Home
April 25th, 2016 I have plenty about which to share from events prior to Tripyramid, but this hike is so fresh in my mind and there was so much to learn that I just need to get this story out now. I’ve been back in NH now for about five weeks (not that I’m counting) … More Tripyramid: an Exercise in Caution
We started the hike bright eyed and bushy tailed…. … More Carr Mountain, aka Mt Humblepie
January 14th, 2015 Bear Mountain has been present to me ever since my first kayak on Newfound Lake. It is the main focal point from the East side of the lake as it sticks out in the ridge line. I was looking around for something new to do, to expand on my selection of short … More Bear Mountain: A Forgotten Legacy?
December 30th, 2015 The Walter Newton Natural Area is one of Plymouth, NH’s proudest and longest-standing conservation areas thanks to the Plymouth Conservation Commission. It came into my awareness as a chubby sixth grader when we did a naturalism field trip to discover and catalog different plant species growing in the woods. I remember very … More Walter Newton Revamped
December 26th, 2015 Sooooo go back with me to when…Christmas was just yesterday and we’re all still walking around like it’s barely Colombus Day. I’ve started to notice the effects of growing up in one place my whole life. I know my home so, so well; but my adult knowledge and understanding of this area … More Mt. Livermore Loop, Christmastime is Here.
January 7th, 2016 I went up Stinson again today only this time there was snow on the trail. I love walking up mountains in New Hampshire winter; I always feel like I’m walking through a Jan Brett book. Specifically Trouble with Trolls in which a blonde girl walks up a mountain with a dog through … More Snowy Stinson
That title sounds like I’m waxing poetic about cheese. I guess that would be “stilton.”- Don’t get me wrong, I could absolutely wax poetic about cheese, but I won’t today. One of the many reasons I love to go up Stinson Mtn in Rumney is because of its old growth birch groves. It’s really difficult … More Stinson on a Cold Tuesday
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 Before I get back to retracing my steps through Montana and California, I thought I’d do a little sharing on my place now; my home, New Hampshire. A lesser known secret about hiking in New Hampshire is that it’s about A SKABILLION times better when done in the Fall and Winter. … More Smarts Brook Loop