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Northeast Kingdom Hiking

Corrie and I had been planning an overnight hike in the Adirondacks for the weekend but then the forecast called for rain all day Sunday.  We decided to do a long day hike on Saturday instead and I knew just the one.  I’d seen the Westmore Mountain Challenge coming up – 5 mountains in the Northeast… Read more »

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Long Trail – Mount Mansfield in Four Parts

Last fall I hiked a section of Long Trail with Switchfoot, intending to go from Route 2 to Smugglers Notch.  The weather was crappy so we bailed early before going over Mount Mansfield and down to the notch.  I’ve summitted Mount Mansfield before so not getting the summit didn’t bother me, but as for my… 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Appalachian Trail Vermont – Stage Road to Podunk Road

I have been eagerly anticipating my first overnight hike of the season.  I had to push it a week due to bad weather, but it finally happened!  I took some ladies from OWA out for a short jaunt on the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. I haven’t fully packed my pack in a while, and I… Read more »

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No Man’s Land Film Festival

Jenn and I went down to the Boston area to check out the No Man’s Land Film Festival on tour yesterday, hosted by Outdoor Women’s Alliance.  But first, we stopped at the Middlesex Fells Reservation for a quick hike. We walked a loop including Bellevue Pond and Wright’s Tower.  The trail system there seemed extensive,… Read more »