A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Monadnock Rail Trail

May 1, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Continuing on from our last bicycle ride in Peterborough, we decided to try another dirt rail trail in south western NH. This time we went south from Jaffrey to the Massachusetts state line. Tyson was once again stuck at work. First we stopped by Tyson’s brother’s place to fix Isaac’s bicycle. It seemed that more […]

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Peterborough Rail Trail

April 26, 2021
Emilie Phillips

To put a little variety into my parent’s visit, we went bicycling the next sunny day after our hike. Tyson couldn’t come because he was too busy at work, but we took his suggestion to try the rail trail that heads north from Peterborough along the Contoocook River. Peterborough Open Space description of trails. The […]

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Alternatives to a ski weekend

April 4, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We rented a hotel room in Gorham for the first weekend in April. From 4 days out, it looked like the weekend might be great. But as the weather forecast came closer and closer into view, Saturday’s forecast stayed below freezing. And Sunday, the mountain forecast got above freezing but with 50mph winds in the […]

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Spring Ephemerals at Harris Center

April 24, 2021
Emilie Phillips

The biggest news is that my parents are in town and fully vaccinated. It’s the first time we have seen them in ages. It’s mud season up north, so a good time to hike locally in southern NH. Here it is just the beginning of spring when all the little flowers and ephemeral plants pop […]

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Bathroom interlude

Emilie Phillips

Life got a little busy last week when the peeling paint, crumbling drywall, and mildew damage in our bathroom pushed me over the edge. So I was doing bathroom repairs instead of keeping up with the blog. The bathroom is part way back together. I need to figure out how to mount the mirror so […]

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Gulf of Slides, last ski trip this season

April 10, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Last weekend, I said it was my last ski trip of the year. This weekend is definitely the last ski trip. We wouldn’t have bothered, except the Mount Washington Ski Patrol needed some volunteers to haul the rescue sled back up to Gulf of Slides. (See the incident reports.) We volunteered as did some of […]

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I wasn’t going to let our new roof space go to waste. We installed a new array of solar panels. These panels will be offsetting the heating load of the hangar. This winter (2020-2021) we heated it with a baseboard heater and two space heaters. I am working on getting an air to water heat […]

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Last Tracks at Crescent Ridge

March 27, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We claimed last tracks on Crescent Ridge for the season. When we first planned the last NH AMC family trip for end of March at Crescent Ridge, that sounded like a reasonable idea. After all, it worked in 2018 and 2019. Well, the snow this year just hasn’t been up to snuff. We had three […]

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