A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

New 31″ Bushwheels for the Bearhawk

April 15, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated April 24, 2019

This summer, we are flying out west for a vacation. We need to sort out lots of details, and tires are one of them. Inspirational backcountry flying videos all show airplanes with giant balloon tires. On the other hand, the guidebooks describe the maintained airstrips as suitable for a standard general aviation plane. Back country […]

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Glade Skiing off the Kancamagus

April 6, 2019
Tyson Sawyer
updated April 23, 2019

Another case of lemonade from lemons. Thor and I had planned an AMC-NH group trip on Saturday to ski Monroe Brook off the west side of Mount Monroe. Unfortunately, the forecast was calling for anywhere between 2 and 12 inches of snow on top of an icy surface with winds in the 50-70 mph range […]

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Isaac’s First Time Skiing the Gulf of Slides, Mount Washington

April 7, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated April 23, 2019

This story starts long before the three of us stepped into our skis and shouldered our packs Sunday morning at Pinkham Notch. It starts on a brilliant blue Saturday in April, 2017 when Tyson and I skied Hillman’s Highway, a gully just outside Tuckerman’s Ravine. That day, we met a six year old and her […]

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Crescent Ridge

March 30, 2019
Tyson Sawyer
updated April 4, 2019

A wise man once said: On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 6:06 PM Nik Fiore wrote: > but you don’t know if you don’t go. The forecast was calling for a 50% +/- chance of mixed precipitation all day. Erik and I and 6 other dedicated souls were planning to ski the Granite Backcountry Alliance […]

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We like sea kayaking in big waves, landing our airplanes off-airport, skiing in the wilderness, and more. Check back next week to hear about our family’s latest adventure.

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