Train on the Mountain

You would think that a blog post about a train would involve Alden or at least Andrew, but it’s just Lindsay this time.  I volunteer for VRAP (Volunteer River Assessment Program) on the Ammonoosuc River (I did it on the Androscoggin River for many years too).  The other day was our last test of the…

Highest Point in Maine

As part of our Baxter Trip, Lindsay and her Aunt Jean, climbed Mount Katahdin.  You can read about the rest of our trip in Too Many Mice, Not Enough Moose.  Jean has been section hiking the Appalachian Trail, so we wanted to hike this trail up the mountain.  Lindsay had hiked this mountain many years…

Too Many Mice, Not Enough Moose

On the week before last, we took a family vacation to Baxter State Park in Maine.  Lindsay’s Aunt Jean also joined us, fresh off a New Hampshire hiking trip, with her eyes set to Katahdin.  We packed up and took the 6+ hour drive to Baxter State Park without much hiccup…..just one small detail to deal…

White Rocks and Ferns

Last weekend, we headed out midday with plans for strawberry picking and hiking.  We stopped at Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill, NH for some strawberry picking.  The picking wasn’t too good this year and we struggled to fill 2 half pints.  This farm also has some great cross country ski trails that we’ve blogged (Valentine’s Ski) about…

Bog Blog

We took a Father’s Day hike today at Quincy Bog Natural Area in Rumney, NH.  This place is a hidden gem and the perfect place to take a walk and enjoy nature.  We packed up our bags mid morning with snacks and took the 50 min drive to Rumney.  The Bog is just a short…

Lunch with a View

A few days ago Lindsay and Alden headed out for an adventure in Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge.  We parked at the small lot on Airport Road (Hazen Road) off Route 115 in Twin Mountain, NH. We’ve been here before many times and blogged about our walk a couple of years ago: Mosquito Walk.  There were several other cars…

Boardwalks and Beaver Dam

A few weeks ago, we decided to take a hike on the Slide Brook Trail which is part of the Cohos Trail.  We wanted to check out a relocated section on the Slide Brook Trail that runs through the southeast corner of Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge.  When we first checked this trail out a few years…