A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

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Short and Easy Greeley Ponds

February 2, 2019
Emilie Phillips

Thor and I, and six participants skied up two miles from the Kancamagus highway to Greeley Ponds to see the views and catch a few turns on the way back down. We delayed our start until 10AM because the morning low was -1F and the forecast high 15F. This route is somewhat steep for cross […]

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It was still hot at home, lows in the 70s and highs in the 90s, so we headed up to the Whites to beat the heat. I still had no luck on the web finding hikes to swimming holes, so I picked one of our typical ski routes: Ammonoosuc Ravine trail to the Gem Pool. […]

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Boulder Loop

June 17, 2018
Emilie Phillips

Boulder loop is a 3 mile loop with a view, 20 minutes west of Conway on the Kancamagus highway. The night before, I searched for hikes with swimming holes, but google only found swimming holes near roads. So we settled for Boulder Loop followed by a dip in the Swift River at lower falls. The […]

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Welch-Dickey Loop

May 27, 2018
Emilie Phillips

I had been avoiding the popular short hikes in the Whites because I anticipated hiking a trampled trail and seeing nothing but the backs of other hikers. Tyson convinced me to try Welch-Dickey. The Welch Dickey loop turned out to be very pleasant.

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Avalanche Brook

March 18, 2018
Emilie Phillips

A chilly day, reminiscent of last year’s trip, but this time I warmed up in the sunny spots protected from the wind. And we had much more snow. There were five of us: Nora, Darrell, and I on leather boots and narrow skis; Peter and Al on plastic boots and wider skis. We followed day […]

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Oliverian Brook

March 4, 2018
Emilie Phillips

Tyson skied Oliverian Brook with me. It looked doubtful the Friday before when it poured rain at home in southern NH and radar showed rain all the way to the White Mountains. Saturday morning, Tyson scouted out the trailhead on his way to Mt Washington. Amazingly there was still snow. Isaac wasn’t interested in an […]

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This weekend, in an act of adventure, we went backpacking. My parents came along to help carry the load. We drove up Zealand road (normally we ski it). Hiked up through Zealand notch, over to Thoreau Falls, and back down the other side until we were far enough into the Pemigewasset wilderness to make the […]

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Zealand Notch, not quite

January 8, 2012
Emilie Phillips

I went on my second AMC ski trip of this very brown winter. Actually, I co-led it, but it ended up being 4 leader types and one regular. All the unknowns bailed on account of the snow report. Due to said snow report, everyone was on rock skis, which turned out to mean that everyone […]

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