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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

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Monadnock After Thanksgiving

November 29, 2019
Emilie Phillips

Hiking Mount Monadnock with my parents late fall is becoming a tradition. This time Tyson wanted to see Billings Fold — a geological phenomena and potential rock climb. It was cold but not snowy. I expected ice on the trails, so I hunted through the house looking for my micro spikes. It took me five […]

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Winter on Monadnock

December 31, 2018
Emilie Phillips

New Hampshire had feet of snow in November, but since then, warm rains melted all the snow. Alternating between the rain storms, it’s been cold but dry. New Years Eve started cold and dry, with rain forecast to blow in that night. We left the house shortly after 8AM. The sun was shining when we […]

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Caves on Monadnock

August 19, 2018
Emilie Phillips

“Is that the top?” Isaac asked looking up through the trees. “No, just a ridge,” I repeated. Shortly, our trail tee-d into the Cliff Walk trail. Tyson stopped there for a bio break. “Isaac, want to climb this rock while we wait?” The bottom of the rock had many fissures and steps making it easy […]

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Mothers Day Hike up Monadnock

May 13, 2018
Emilie Phillips

For Mother’s Day, I organized a hike up Monadnock for the younger generations before the afternoon Sawyer family cookout. We started from the state park trailhead (map). We took Cascade Link out to Spellman and then looped back on Pumpelly ridge to the summit. Isaac and his cousins, Jake and Ben, enjoyed climbing the rock […]

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Monadnock via Marlboro Trail

June 18, 2017
Emilie Phillips

We hadn’t hiked much this spring, so we headed up Mt Monadnock one Sunday during a brief break in the rain. The wind forecast was good, so we brought our kites. We saw our first glimpse of the mountain driving west from Jaffrey. It looked bleak. Thick gray clouds engulfed the shoulders and top of […]

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Snow on Mt Monadnock

November 27, 2016
Emilie Phillips

Mt Monadnock pokes it’s head above the rest of southern New Hampshire. Today, the peak had snagged a sombrero of clouds. It was a chilly Thanksgiving weekend, and we could see that in the shadow of the clouds, the top third of the mountain was white from snow or ice. This spring we summitted Mt […]

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Monte Rosa

February 21, 2016
Emilie Phillips

It rained this week and melted all the snow, so we went hiking. There was steady wind all day, so we picked an exposed summit for flying kites. Watatic would have been great, but we have hike it many times recently. Instead we drove farther afield to Monte Rosa on the side of Monadnock. As […]

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Cold hike on Monadnock

December 30, 2014
Emilie Phillips

Even though it was December and cold, there was no snow. We headed to some less popular trails on Monadnock with my parents. We parked at the Marlboro trailhead. The trip started poorly at the trailhead. Isaac refused to go hiking because the poles Tyson had brought didn’t collapse short enough. Tyson was slowly freezing […]

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