A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

This website contains trip reports from our outdoor adventures. Our most common pursuits are hiking, back country skiing, bicycling, and sea kayaking. We live on a small airport and enjoy flying all over southern New England. Most of the posts are reports from our recent trips. Occasionally we will share tidbits about how we planned a trip.

For a great introduction to us, read our Major past trips.

Being outdoorsy folks, we try to do well by the environment and so we built an energy efficient house in 2010 and have been living there since.

Send us your questions at contact@j3.org.


Emilie Phillips

Emilie Phillips

I lead ski trips for the NH Appalachian Mountain Club. I am a Professional Ski Instructors of America certified level 1 instructor for telemark and for cross country. I am an avid sea kayaker. I enjoy surfing, rock play, and long distance races. I also have passed my BCU 3* certification and am working towards the next level. For motorized sports, I fly an RV-4 and I occasionally find time to ride my motorcycle.
Professionally, I work as a data scientist. For full details, see my resume.

Tyson Sawyer

Tyson Sawyer

Tyson grew up on the Jaffrey airport pushing planes around and flying a J3 Cub. After school he would hike up Monadnock to fly hand built remote control gliders.

Isaac Sawyer


Isaac isn’t contributing to our posts yet, but he’s an integral part of our family and our trips.

John & Trudy Phillips

John and Trudy hiking down Mount Pickering

We have occasional contributions from John & Trudy, Emilie’s parents. Trudy is a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Stewardship Council. They through hiked the AT in 2009. Both John and Trudy have been recognized for their service to the ATC. They run their own website with maps of Dolly Sods in West Virginia.


Credits for the design of this website.

The name of this website is based on Tyson’s favorite airplane, the J3 Cub.

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Miscellaneous Links

A random post from the past.

Recent trips listed by club