Pedal Through the Notch

Last weekend we wanted to go for a bike ride.  Alden has, just this spring, figured out how much fun bike riding is and we wanted to give him the experience of riding a long distance, instead of just circling around in our dirt driveway.  He hasn’t quite mastered going down hills and using his…

Trains and Waterfalls

Last weekend we headed over to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  We wanted to go on a short hike to Ripley Falls, which is reported to be the second highest waterfall in NH.  The trailhead is easy to find within Crawford Notch State Park off of Route 302.  A large sign lets…

Short Snowshoe at Moose Brook State Park

Now that the busy holidays are behind us, we had to get outside.  The weather has been all over the map lately: rain, freezing rain, snow, and -15 to 34 in 48 hours!  With a 9 month old in tow, gone are the days that we can just “wing it” or “grin and bear it”. …

24 Hours of Mount Monadnock

On a recent Friday evening Andrew was invited to be part of a panel of speakers in Jaffrey, NH.  It was the first Monadnock State Park Managers Forum moderated by The Society for the Protection on NH Forests.  Andrew managed the park for 8 years (2000 – 2008), but had worked there for a total…

Terrifying Table Rock

If you are an adventure seeker, you must do the Table Rock climb from Dixville Notch.  The trail leaves at the height of land, just off the crazy-winding road through Dixville Notch in Northern New Hampshire.  There are several ways to get up to the top, but if you want an adventure we suggest you go this way,…

Monadnock Revisited

Both of us have spent a considerable amount of time on Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH.  The mountain trails are maintained by Monadnock State Park, while much of the land is owned by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests.  We both worked there and we lived together at the base of the mountain…

Ski Loops on the Hill

On Saturday, we woke up to another 4 inches of fresh powder.  Before heading out for the day, Andrew had to snowblow the driveway and Lindsay had some house chores to cross off the list.  We wanted to get out on our skiis, so we decided to head up to Milan Hill State Park  (check out…