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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 »

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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 »

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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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Wheeler Mountain

I was out of the state for peak foliage, but I did get up to the Northeast Kingdom for some just past peak hiking.  The Wheeler Mountain Trail is relatively new and just lovely.  There’s a nice walk through the woods at an easy grade and then you pop out onto giant slabs with excellent… Read more »

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Women in Outdoor Media

We Took Fall’s Crunchiest Designer Clothes Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.  The story from GQ kept popping up on my social media channels, and although I’m not a regular GQ reader, I clicked.  I clicked because I like the climbers in it and I like the location they were climbing in.  My initial… Read more »

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Long Trail – Bolton Notch Rd to Stowe Mountain Resort

Switchfoot was nearby hiking a section of the Long Trail so I was able to get out for a weekend and join him.  We spotted a car at Smugglers’ Notch and drove south to the trailhead at Bolton Notch Rd.  The trail followed the road for a short distance, including through a tunnel with a… Read more »

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Mount Hunger

I met Tab at the Waterbury trailhead for a quick hike up Mount Hunger.  The Waterbury Trail climbs steadily for most of its 2.2 miles, but does turn into steep slabs near the top.  Climbing up those is always fun (in dry weather). It was sunny and warm until we got out of the trees… Read more »

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Camel’s Hump

My first hike as a Vermont resident had to be good.  Luckily, I live close to Camel’s Hump!  Shepherd was passing through and stopped to help me move furniture and hike, of course.  We drove to the Waterbury Trailhead and headed up the Monroe Trail.  We had to park at the winter lot further down… Read more »

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Book Review: The Adventure Gap

Today’s minorities will be the majority in the United States by 2050.  And yet, those minorities aren’t out using the vast public spaces that belong to all of us.  Think of an outdoor adventurer and what do you see?  Probably a white man.  The outdoors doesn’t generally exhibit much diversity in people, or at least… Read more »

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Kayaking Lake Fairlee

Exciting news: I have moved to Vermont! Jenn was so excited about it that she planned a weekend orientation for me.  We drove around checking out potential new hometowns, went apartment shopping, wine and cider tasting, and kayaking on Lake Fairlee.  She happened to be house/dog sitting there so we had kayaks handy and had to… Read more »

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  • mansfieldtollroad-14

    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 »

  • marshbillingsrockefeller-3

    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 »

  • stowe-pinnacle-9

    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 »

  • wheeler-mtn-trail-5

    Wheeler Mountain

    I was out of the state for peak foliage, but I did get up to the Northeast Kingdom for some just past peak hiking.  The Wheeler Mountain Trail is relatively new and just lovely.  There’s a nice walk through the woods at an easy grade and then you pop out onto giant slabs with excellent… Read more »

  • evergreen-gals-1

    Women in Outdoor Media

    We Took Fall’s Crunchiest Designer Clothes Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.  The story from GQ kept popping up on my social media channels, and although I’m not a regular GQ reader, I clicked.  I clicked because I like the climbers in it and I like the location they were climbing in.  My initial… Read more »

  • longtrail-div9-10-14

    Long Trail – Bolton Notch Rd to Stowe Mountain Resort

    Switchfoot was nearby hiking a section of the Long Trail so I was able to get out for a weekend and join him.  We spotted a car at Smugglers’ Notch and drove south to the trailhead at Bolton Notch Rd.  The trail followed the road for a short distance, including through a tunnel with a… Read more »

  • mt-hunger-3

    Mount Hunger

    I met Tab at the Waterbury trailhead for a quick hike up Mount Hunger.  The Waterbury Trail climbs steadily for most of its 2.2 miles, but does turn into steep slabs near the top.  Climbing up those is always fun (in dry weather). It was sunny and warm until we got out of the trees… Read more »

  • camelshump-12

    Camel’s Hump

    My first hike as a Vermont resident had to be good.  Luckily, I live close to Camel’s Hump!  Shepherd was passing through and stopped to help me move furniture and hike, of course.  We drove to the Waterbury Trailhead and headed up the Monroe Trail.  We had to park at the winter lot further down… Read more »

  • theadventuregap

    Book Review: The Adventure Gap

    Today’s minorities will be the majority in the United States by 2050.  And yet, those minorities aren’t out using the vast public spaces that belong to all of us.  Think of an outdoor adventurer and what do you see?  Probably a white man.  The outdoors doesn’t generally exhibit much diversity in people, or at least… Read more »