Christmas Eve on Camel’s Hump

I decided to finish hiking all the Vermont 4,000 footers this winter, of which there are only 5, and I’ve already done Mansfield.  So off to Camel’s Hump it was! Jenn joined me for a Christmas Eve hike up the Burrows Trail, which is on the eastern side of the mountain and is the shortest… Read more »

Lincoln Woods Trail XC Ski

I couldn’t wait any longer to try out my new cross country skis so I made plans to meet some friends in New Hampshire and get moving.  Jenn, Chuckles, Little Spoon, Spencer and his dog Colden, and I all met at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway.  It was so cold, about 15… Read more »

Pico Peak

I  had to drive south for a meeting so I picked a new hike along the way to break up the drive – Sherburne Pass Trail to Pico Peak.  After yesterday’s powder, I packed my snowshoes just in case but really didn’t need them at all.  There was only a few inches of snow for… Read more »

Sterling Falls Gorge

I had planned to try out my new cross country skis today, but didn’t think there’d be enough snow and switched the plan to a hike instead.  It turned out that it was snowing in Stowe, where I was headed, it continued to snow the whole hike, and there was plenty of snow for skiing…. Read more »

Elmore Mountain

Today was sunny and 60 and likely to be the last warm day of the year so I had to get outside.  Elmore State Park was the destination since I knew there was a fire tower with good views.  The gate was even open to drive right to the trailhead, although the park is already closed for… Read more »

Mount Mansfield Toll Road

The high peaks have been getting snow and I wanted to see some.  Jenn was in the area and joined me last minute, but she didn’t have her microspikes or other winter gear with her.  Luckily, the Mount Mansfield Toll Road has closed to vehicle traffic for the season but is currently open to foot… Read more »

Telluride Mountainfilm

Adventure film time!  There are so many great shows that stop in Vermont so I had another night of films filled with beautiful scenery and daring/insane athletes at Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour.  I highly recommend going if they’ll be near you.  These were the films playing at my location: Kamchatka Steelhead Project Russia’s Kamchatka Penninsula… Read more »

Mount Tom

Amy is visiting so I decided to take her south and lower in elevation for a hike, hoping to still catch some foliage.  We went to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock.  I’d only been there in winter before, but I love doing the same hike in different seasons and comparing them. We parked at… Read more »

Reel Rock 11

I love adventure film festivals and I had the chance to see Reel Rock 11, a climbing-focused one, at a local climbing gym.  Five movies were shown: Young Guns 15 year old Ashima Shiraishi and 16 year old Kai Lightner are already some of the best climbers in the world.  It was interesting to watch… Read more »

Stowe Pinnacle

In my quest for short trails close to home, I had to try Stowe Pinnacle.  It’s a very popular trail, being right on the edge of Stowe, fairly short, and having a great view.  I wanted to hike up after work before it starts getting darker even earlier than it already does. I decided to… Read more »

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  • Christmas Eve on Camel’s Hump

    I decided to finish hiking all the Vermont 4,000 footers this winter, of which there are only 5, and I’ve already done Mansfield.  So off to Camel’s Hump it was! Jenn joined me for a Christmas Eve hike up the Burrows Trail, which is on the eastern side of the mountain and is the shortest… Read more »

  • Lincoln Woods Trail XC Ski

    I couldn’t wait any longer to try out my new cross country skis so I made plans to meet some friends in New Hampshire and get moving.  Jenn, Chuckles, Little Spoon, Spencer and his dog Colden, and I all met at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway.  It was so cold, about 15… Read more »

  • Pico Peak

    I  had to drive south for a meeting so I picked a new hike along the way to break up the drive – Sherburne Pass Trail to Pico Peak.  After yesterday’s powder, I packed my snowshoes just in case but really didn’t need them at all.  There was only a few inches of snow for… Read more »

  • Sterling Falls Gorge

    I had planned to try out my new cross country skis today, but didn’t think there’d be enough snow and switched the plan to a hike instead.  It turned out that it was snowing in Stowe, where I was headed, it continued to snow the whole hike, and there was plenty of snow for skiing…. Read more »

  • Elmore Mountain

    Today was sunny and 60 and likely to be the last warm day of the year so I had to get outside.  Elmore State Park was the destination since I knew there was a fire tower with good views.  The gate was even open to drive right to the trailhead, although the park is already closed for… Read more »

  • Mount Mansfield Toll Road

    The high peaks have been getting snow and I wanted to see some.  Jenn was in the area and joined me last minute, but she didn’t have her microspikes or other winter gear with her.  Luckily, the Mount Mansfield Toll Road has closed to vehicle traffic for the season but is currently open to foot… Read more »

  • Telluride Mountainfilm

    Adventure film time!  There are so many great shows that stop in Vermont so I had another night of films filled with beautiful scenery and daring/insane athletes at Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour.  I highly recommend going if they’ll be near you.  These were the films playing at my location: Kamchatka Steelhead Project Russia’s Kamchatka Penninsula… Read more »

  • Mount Tom

    Amy is visiting so I decided to take her south and lower in elevation for a hike, hoping to still catch some foliage.  We went to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock.  I’d only been there in winter before, but I love doing the same hike in different seasons and comparing them. We parked at… Read more »

  • Reel Rock 11

    I love adventure film festivals and I had the chance to see Reel Rock 11, a climbing-focused one, at a local climbing gym.  Five movies were shown: Young Guns 15 year old Ashima Shiraishi and 16 year old Kai Lightner are already some of the best climbers in the world.  It was interesting to watch… Read more »