Cohos Trail Day 13, Deer Mountain Campground to Canada

Spoon had arrived shortly after I’d gone to bed but I couldn’t hear it over the neighbors.  I got out of my tent this morning to find him already making wonderful breakfast sandwiches for us.  It was actually an appropriately cold morning for the time of year so hot breakfast was extra awesome. We took… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 12, Neil Tillotson Hut to Deer Mountain Campground

It was actually slightly chilly this morning, the first time on this whole trip.  I hated to leave Tillotson but it felt good to start hiking. We reached Route 3 in short order and crossed over it to the Bog Bridge Trail, named for the 800′ bog bridge there that is believed to be the… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 11, Lake Francis to Neil Tillotson Hut

It was a beautiful morning on the lake.  After eating breakfast and packing up, we walked back down to the little trail we’d found to the beach and took it back to the Lake Francis Trail.  It was an easy, wide trail, only overgrown sometimes, and we made great time to the top of Lake… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 10, Coleman State Park to Lake Francis

I slept wonderfully and woke up to read for a little bit in the early morning.  I could hear the loons on the pond again all morning. After eating breakfast, I went up to the bathhouse to see if any of my laundered clothes were dry.  Some of them were dry-ish but luckily there was… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 9, Baldhead Lean-to to Coleman State Park

It was so warm in the night that I got up to pee just as an excuse to get out of my sleeping bag and stand in the woods for ten minutes.  A mist blew in during the morning that made things feel cooler just because they were damp, and the trees were even dripping… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 8, Nash Stream to Baldhead Lean-to

We had to go back over the bridge this morning and we could see the hornets still flying around their side of it.  Although very paranoid, we went very slowly one at a time and no one got stung this time.  I was happy to be past it.  The stings were swelling even more today… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 7, Stark to Nash Stream

We all met on the porch in the morning to sort laundry and repack while Nancy was making breakfast.  And a delicious breakfast it was with scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, orange juice, potatoes, and sausage bread.  Nancy was an excellent cook and hostess and we really enjoyed our time at the inn.  She’s also very… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 6, Cabot Cabin to Stark

I woke up for a while in the night because it was so warm, even though a mist was coming in and soaking the half of my sleeping bag facing towards the outside of the porch.  I caught a few good glimpses of stars despite the mist. When it was morning, we packed up to… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 5, Jefferson to Cabot Cabin

It was another warm night and I was awoken in the middle of it by Chuckles whisper-yelling at an animal.  Apparently, a skunk was walking around and had walked right over Kyle in his bivy sack. I woke again later in the morning and we all had a leisurely breakfast before going back to the… Read more »

Cohos Trail Day 4, Mount Martha to Jefferson

We had briefly discussed yesterday that the sunrise would probably be great from Mount Martha but I’m never very good at getting up that early.  Luckily, I was already awake and reading when I heard someone else whisper “Sunrise!” so I got out of my tent to join the viewing party.  It was a pretty… Read more »

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  • Cohos Trail Day 4, Mount Martha to Jefferson

    We had briefly discussed yesterday that the sunrise would probably be great from Mount Martha but I’m never very good at getting up that early.  Luckily, I was already awake and reading when I heard someone else whisper “Sunrise!” so I got out of my tent to join the viewing party.  It was a pretty… Read more »

  • Cohos Trail, Day 3 – Edmands Path to Mount Martha

    I slept really long and well again last night.  I love being back in my tent! After breakfast, we hiked the little bit of Edmands Path left to Mount Clinton Road, turned up the road, then turned off onto an unnamed old grassy railbed.  The databook causes some confusion here because there are two paths… Read more »

  • Cohos Trail, Day 2 – Davis Path to Edmands Path

    I slept from 9:00 last night to 7:00 this morning, and I slept really well.  It was a warm night so it was not hard to get out of my sleeping bag in the morning. We had all been wondering what Kyle could possibly be carrying in his giant pack the day before, and we… Read more »

  • Cohos Trail, Day 1 – Davis Path

    The Cohos Trail is a 170ish mile hiking trail in northern New Hampshire.  It starts in southern Crawford Notch in the very busy White Mountain National Forest then continues through the much-less-traveled northern part of Coos County to the Canadian border.  A few of us have been planning to hike it all summer and the… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »