Long Trail – Brandon Gap to Lincoln Gap

It’s been a pretty hectic summer with lots of driving, constant activities, and some emotional upheaval.  So it makes sense that when I got back from my latest 8 hour drive on Monday night, I woke up sick on Tuesday morning.  I even stayed home from work half the week, which I don’t like to… Read more »

Tubing Mad River

I’ve been wanting to tube all summer so I thought my August OWA event would be perfect for it.  After being above 80° for a week, some rain came in a few days ago and brought today’s temperature down to 65°.  Not great, but it was still sunny half the time, so we went anyway…. Read more »

Saranac Lake Islands

Kelly has been telling me about Saranac Lakes for years and we finally were able to pick a weekend to get out there.  She was originally only able to get a reservation for Friday night at the Saranac Lake Islands Campground but we knew we could probably get a walk-in reservation for Saturday too.  If not,… Read more »

Biking Stowe Recreation Path

The Stowe Recreation Path is a 5.3 mile paved path that winds throughout Stowe, sometimes in parks or fields, sometimes behind town shops or restaurants.  I decided to go park at one end after work and ride the length of the path and back to check it out.  It is a lovely trail, and not… Read more »

Swimming at Little Rock Pond

Everyone in Vermont has their favorite swimming hole so it’s my goal to try as many of them as possible to find my favorite.  For July’s OWA hike, we went to Little Rock Pond on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail to get a hike and some swimming in.  Up the Mount Tabor Road/FS 10, there is… Read more »

Island Line Rail Trail

I planned a bike ride on the Island Line Rail Trail for my June outing with OWA, and I had to reschedule it three times due to rain.  Not just regular rain, but heavy storms with lightning rain.  Rain came in last minute for tonight too but I was hopeful that it would go away after looking… Read more »

LT/AT – Stratton Pond

I got the chance to co-lead a women’s intro to backpacking trip for GMC this weekend.  I love getting people introduced to the outdoors!  We choose to do a loop over Stratton Mountain and around Stratton Pond since it’s on the easier side, but it does have views from the mountain and at the pond…. Read more »

Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail

I’ve been so excited for this hike for months.  A thru hike is a thru hike, even if it is only 48 miles!  And the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail is close to home to boot!  There were supposed to be four of us hiking but some last minute changes in work plans led to three of… Read more »

Onion River Race and Ramble

I was invited to join the Onion River Race and Ramble with some friends who had an extra kayak.  It’s a 10.5 mile paddle down the Winooski River that benefits Friends of the Winooski and you can sign up in multiple categories but it basically boils down to racing (competitive) or rambling (lazy).  We rambled, of… Read more »

Long Trail – Lincoln Gap to Route 2

I’m trying to finish my Long Trail section hike this year and just need a few weekends to do it.  The first was this weekend, Lincoln Gap to Route 2, with Switchfoot and Owen.  They met at my place Friday night and we drove up to Lincoln Gap Saturday morning to get started. The Long… Read more »

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  • Long Trail – Brandon Gap to Lincoln Gap

    It’s been a pretty hectic summer with lots of driving, constant activities, and some emotional upheaval.  So it makes sense that when I got back from my latest 8 hour drive on Monday night, I woke up sick on Tuesday morning.  I even stayed home from work half the week, which I don’t like to… Read more »

  • Tubing Mad River

    I’ve been wanting to tube all summer so I thought my August OWA event would be perfect for it.  After being above 80° for a week, some rain came in a few days ago and brought today’s temperature down to 65°.  Not great, but it was still sunny half the time, so we went anyway…. Read more »

  • Saranac Lake Islands

    Kelly has been telling me about Saranac Lakes for years and we finally were able to pick a weekend to get out there.  She was originally only able to get a reservation for Friday night at the Saranac Lake Islands Campground but we knew we could probably get a walk-in reservation for Saturday too.  If not,… Read more »

  • Biking Stowe Recreation Path

    The Stowe Recreation Path is a 5.3 mile paved path that winds throughout Stowe, sometimes in parks or fields, sometimes behind town shops or restaurants.  I decided to go park at one end after work and ride the length of the path and back to check it out.  It is a lovely trail, and not… Read more »

  • Swimming at Little Rock Pond

    Everyone in Vermont has their favorite swimming hole so it’s my goal to try as many of them as possible to find my favorite.  For July’s OWA hike, we went to Little Rock Pond on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail to get a hike and some swimming in.  Up the Mount Tabor Road/FS 10, there is… Read more »

  • Island Line Rail Trail

    I planned a bike ride on the Island Line Rail Trail for my June outing with OWA, and I had to reschedule it three times due to rain.  Not just regular rain, but heavy storms with lightning rain.  Rain came in last minute for tonight too but I was hopeful that it would go away after looking… Read more »

  • LT/AT – Stratton Pond

    I got the chance to co-lead a women’s intro to backpacking trip for GMC this weekend.  I love getting people introduced to the outdoors!  We choose to do a loop over Stratton Mountain and around Stratton Pond since it’s on the easier side, but it does have views from the mountain and at the pond…. Read more »

  • Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail

    I’ve been so excited for this hike for months.  A thru hike is a thru hike, even if it is only 48 miles!  And the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail is close to home to boot!  There were supposed to be four of us hiking but some last minute changes in work plans led to three of… Read more »

  • Onion River Race and Ramble

    I was invited to join the Onion River Race and Ramble with some friends who had an extra kayak.  It’s a 10.5 mile paddle down the Winooski River that benefits Friends of the Winooski and you can sign up in multiple categories but it basically boils down to racing (competitive) or rambling (lazy).  We rambled, of… Read more »