Mountain Bike Trails Make for Long Hiking Trails

The other weekend we had to bring Lindsay’s car in for some brake work and decided to take advantage of the car-free afternoon on the network of trails next to VIP Auto in Gorham, NH. We crossed over the railroad trestle bridge on Route 16, not wanting to linger too long on the open grate…

Snowy Snowshoe Hike

After a yummy lunch at Foods For Life in Gorham, NH we headed over to North Road in Shelburne to get out on our first snowshoe hike of the season.  A few days ago we go over 12″ of snow and it was snowing again.  We wanted to hike up Mount Crag, a small rock…

Hurricane Floods

Last week Hurricane Sandy touched us up here in Northern New Hampshire with her wide rainy and windy arms.  We weren’t in the direct path of the Hurricane, but on Monday we hunkered down, bracing ourselves for a wild and rainy night.  We were fortunate to not lose power, although camping in our house would’ve…

Waterfalls and Garbage

Destination: Alpine Cascade Brook waterfalls In the History of Coos County, New Hampshire (1888) by George Drew Merrill, there is a series of waterfalls described in Gorham called Alpine Cascades.  Directions say to cross over the Androscoggin River on a wire suspension bridge to a foot path, 75 ft above the river.  The foot path brings…

Kayaking the Mighty Andro

Last year on the 4th of July, Lindsay and Andrew went on separate holiday excursions.  Andrew and his buddies went over to Maine to go to the hip Nativa concert, while Lindsay and Amanda went on an epic kayak trip down the Androscoggin River.  Andrew’s adventures at Nativa should probably qualify as an outdoor adventure (the concert was outside…

Paddling Unknown Brook

Today we went on a short canoe trip on a brook that we’ve both had our eyes on for a while.  It is off the Androscoggin River near the Dummer/Cambridge, NH townline.  Andrew drives RT 16 almost daily and the mystery brook always intrigued him.  Lindsay had kayaked down the Andro last year (read about it here:…