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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  • Sterling Falls Gorge

    I had planned to try out my new cross country skis today, but didn’t think there’d be enough snow and switched the plan to a hike instead.  It turned out that it was snowing in Stowe, where I was headed, it continued to snow the whole hike, and there was plenty of snow for skiing…. Read more »

  • Elmore Mountain

    Today was sunny and 60 and likely to be the last warm day of the year so I had to get outside.  Elmore State Park was the destination since I knew there was a fire tower with good views.  The gate was even open to drive right to the trailhead, although the park is already closed for… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Telluride Mountainfilm

    Adventure film time!  There are so many great shows that stop in Vermont so I had another night of films filled with beautiful scenery and daring/insane athletes at Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour.  I highly recommend going if they’ll be near you.  These were the films playing at my location: Kamchatka Steelhead Project Russia’s Kamchatka Penninsula… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Reel Rock 11

    I love adventure film festivals and I had the chance to see Reel Rock 11, a climbing-focused one, at a local climbing gym.  Five movies were shown: Young Guns 15 year old Ashima Shiraishi and 16 year old Kai Lightner are already some of the best climbers in the world.  It was interesting to watch… Read more »

  • 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 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 »

  • 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 »