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 »

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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I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds.  I slept as never before, a stone on the riverbed, nothing between me and the white fire of the stars but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths among the branches… Read more »

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 »

Mount Ascutney

I volunteer as the Vermont event coordinator for the Outdoor Women’s Alliance New England grassroots team, but over the past couple of months, my events kept getting canceled due to snow storms.  We finally got out this month for a hike up Mount Ascutney.  Since it’s mud season, most of the trails are not in… Read more »

Long Trail – App Gap to Mad River Glen

The plan was to hike the Long Trail from Appalachian Gap to Lincoln Gap, which is ambitious enough in winter at 11.6 miles (plus 1.9 miles of closed Lincoln Gap Road).  It goes over two 4,000 footers plus four other peaks.  Add in the 2 to 3 feet dump of snow we received this week,… Read more »

Book Review: Married to the Trail

Now that I’ve done the AT and the PCT, the logical next step is the CDT – the Continental Divide Trail.  I don’t have plans to do it any time soon, but it doesn’t hurt to start reading about it!  The CDT runs from Mexico to Canada up the Continental Divide.  According to the CDTC,… Read more »

A Warm Winter Weekend at Bryant Camp

I booked this weekend at Bryant Camp over a month ago.  It’s a newly renovated cabin a mile up a backcountry ski trail in Bolton Valley.  The end of February should be perfect skiing weather, right?  Not any more.  It was in the 50s-60s all week and we lost tons of snow in the thaw…. Read more »

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  • A Warm Winter Weekend at Bryant Camp

    I booked this weekend at Bryant Camp over a month ago.  It’s a newly renovated cabin a mile up a backcountry ski trail in Bolton Valley.  The end of February should be perfect skiing weather, right?  Not any more.  It was in the 50s-60s all week and we lost tons of snow in the thaw…. Read more »

  • Lincoln Woods Trail XC Ski, Part Deux

    I’ve only made it out xc skiing a few times this winter.  It seems like every time we get a good amount of snow, I’m too busy to get out for a day or two, and then it rains or thaws or both and the snow gets ruined.  After my first time skiing on the… Read more »

  • Celebrating a Different Kind of President

    I’m not particularly into our 45th president so to celebrate President’s Day, we chose to celebrate a mountain named after our 1st president instead, with a climb of Mount Washington, part of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains.  I’ve climbed Mount Washington in winter twice before, once summiting and once not.  I had some… Read more »

  • Resupplying on a Thru Hike

    To mail drop or not to mail drop… Nothing stresses me out more than trying to plan what food I might want to eat four months from now, not to mention how much of it.  I don’t even like to read the guidebook until I’m a week or two out from leaving.  If there’s one… Read more »

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival

    I love Banff!  I try to see the World Tour every year and this year I made it to a Burlington show. Max Your Days This is a fast moving, multi-sport adventure film with a great soundtrack and nonstop energy.  I loved it!  Watch the full film here. Poumaka Climber Angie Payne joins Mike Libecki… Read more »

  • Pitchoff Mountain

    Kelly was working at ADK’s Winterfest so I drove over to the Adirondacks to join her, conveniently only 2.5 hours from my home. I’d never been to the Loj before so I got to see it right on Heart Lake.  It was in the single digits so there weren’t a lot of people hanging out and… Read more »

  • 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 »