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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Destination Wapack Range NH

Middle of the Wapack Trail

April 12, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Continuing our quest to find deserted trails, we picked a middle section of the Wapack trail that we have only hiked once, and a side trail which isn’t even on open street maps. In fact, we decided our goal for the next few weeks can be to map out trails which aren’t on open street […]

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Binney Hill

January 6, 2019
Emilie Phillips

Still no snow on the ground this winter. Tyson spent the day working on the Bearhawk skis. I took Isaac for a hike. Isaac wanted to find more caves on Monadnock, but I said no. The air was a few degrees warmer than last weekend, when the whole family climbed Monadnock. But it was still […]

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Down from Temple Mountain

August 6, 2017
Emilie Phillips

Temple Mountain’s northern face is scared with old ski runs from a downhill ski area that ran from 1937 to 2001. Normally I avoid it because there is no open view at the top and I dislike the gray microbiom and thickets of birch. Today I was searching for another early succession plant — blueberries. […]

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Pratt Mountain

April 17, 2017
Emilie Phillips

The snow had all melted and the mud mostly dried up near home in southern New Hampshire. It was a warm spring day with a bit of breeze. Our whole family was still recovering from two an a half weeks of passing the flu around. We picked a short hike on the Wapack ridge. Tyson […]

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Hiking camping

November 7, 2015
Emilie Phillips

Friday night I found myself running in to EMS to buy freeze-dried dinners for an impromptu backpacking trip. Way back in the summer, I explained to Isaac that nighttime diapers were preventing us from backpacking. Somehow, over time this evolved into a promise. So, when he requested to go camping, and he kept his bed […]

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Kite flying on Stony Top

October 24, 2015
Emilie Phillips

It was another beautiful fall day with a bit of breeze. I wanted to avoid the crowds, so we skipped all our usual hikes and went for a little used side trail to the Wapack trail. While we hiked, Tyson tried to remember how he initially found the trail, but he never could. It starts […]

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Weekend

May 9, 2012
Emilie Phillips

Last weekend I tried to fit too much in. So I got a whole bunch of stuff done, but I also did not get a whole bunch of stuff done. There were household chores to catch up on, the remaining plants to plant, practice flying, motorcycle repairs, and hopefully a day of kayaking. I got […]

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The middle section of the Wapack Range has a number of smaller bumps and knobs with views. The trails are a lot less crowded than the bigger summits at either end. For more information, see the Wapack Range overview page.

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