A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Salamanders, waterfalls, and driveways

April 28, 2018
Emilie Phillips

Spring time right after a bunch of rain sounded like a good time to go see the waterfalls on Purgatory Brook. Even better it’s only a 20 drive from the house. We opted to take the Upland trail on the way in rather than the main trail direct to the lower falls. The Upland trail […]

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Purgatory Falls

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April 28, 2018

Spring hike to the waterfalls

Purgatory Falls exploration

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August 7, 2016

Exploring Janet’s trail at Purgatory Falls.

Purgatory Falls from the north

August 7, 2016
Emilie Phillips

We took my parents to Purgatory Falls and explored a bunch of blazed paths. This was Tyson’s and my first time hiking in from the north. There was maybe a tenth of a mile of trail that we had not hiked. On that small stretch, we found a sign and some blazes for a different […]

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Purgatory Falls morning hike

November 29, 2015
Emilie Phillips

For Isaac’s next short hike we went to the lower Purgatory Falls, just 20 minutes north of the house. From the lower falls parking lot, there are several small loops. We picked the longest of them, a little over a mile long. This loop turns right off the main trail just after leaving the parking […]

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Purgatory Falls

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November 29, 2015

Morning hike to Purgatory Falls

Local hike: Purgatory Falls

November 2, 2014
Emilie Phillips

We have been really busy the last few weekends trying to get the house ready for winter, upgrade our deck, and modify the Bearhawk rear seat. This weekend we managed to shove in a short afternoon hike. The weather forecast was for freezing temperatures and drizzle, but luckily all the precipitation moved south and east.

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Purgatory Falls

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November 2, 2014

Afternoon hike on a dreary fall day