A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

We didn’t go on any big adventures this weekend. I was busy making our biannual photo album. Tyson did airplane maintenance. We finished with a small hike up Kidder Mountain. The photo album made me catch up on all the photos I hadn’t processed yet for the year. I posted the photos from the third […]

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(Too) Early Season Run Down the Sherburne

December 6, 2020
Tyson Sawyer

We were feeling in need of a first of the season ski fix and the forecast was calling for 10-20 inches in the Pinkham Notch area. The alarm went off at 5AM and the family loaded into the car. As we drove through the Franconia Notch area and then north and west through Carol and […]

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A little via ferrata

November 27, 2020
Emilie Phillips

If the Bar Harbor Island Explorer bus were running, we could have hiked from one side of the island to the other. Instead we had to be more creative. By parking at the Schooner Head overlook, we split the road walk into a mile of roadside trail at the beginning of the hike, and a […]

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Thanksgiving in Bar Harbor

November 26, 2020
Emilie Phillips

It’s been 3 years since I spent Thanksgiving morning outside in forty degree rain. This time we went for a mile walk along the coast of Mt Desert Island in the pouring rain. I stayed dry, even my boots. Tyson’s jackets kept most of him dry, but the toes of his boots leaked. Isaac filled […]

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Aerial photo hunt

November 21, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Maine Aeronautics sent out an e-mail with an aerial “I Spy”. I took the challenge and tried to get some good aerial photography. The goal was to find and photograph 5 of seven categories a bridge solar panels wind turbines something oval or round a bend, curve, or S-turn in a road or body of […]

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Harris Center art hike

November 14, 2020
Emilie Phillips

The Harris Center has an artist carving creatures along the trails. Tyson read an article about it. Checking out ephemeral carvings that will decay in a few years seemed like a good reason to revisit Skatutakee Mountain and Thumb Mountain. The Harris Center map shows a trail, Cadot trail, that isn’t in open street maps. […]

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Applesauce again this year

November 15, 2020
Emilie Phillips

I didn’t get to applesauce until late this year. So late I was worried the local farm would have sold out of apples. They had very limited selection of grade B bags — a few bags of Cortland, a mix of Macintosh and Macoun, and a bunch of Honey Crisp. The last time I made […]

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Return to the bar

November 8, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Tyson flew the whole family back up to the Thornton gravel bar so we could see the river landing. Tyson was really hoping I could get some good video, but I’m afraid I am out of practice taking video and missed most of the shots. Tyson did one low pass to check the gravel bar […]

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