A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Hiking and Backpacking

Binney Hill

January 6, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated January 15, 2019

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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Winter on Monadnock

December 31, 2018
Emilie Phillips
updated January 2, 2019

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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Red Creek Swim

August 28, 2018
Emilie Phillips
updated September 11, 2018

My favorite swimming hole (and many other people’s) is just north of the Breathed Mountain trail intersection with Red Creek trail. Above the swimming hole, there’s a solid rock beach for sunning. The tannic water falls off the side of the beach down a series of cascades to a pool roofed by trees. In spring […]

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Caves on Monadnock

August 19, 2018
Emilie Phillips
updated September 5, 2018

“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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Backpack the Dosewallips to Anderson Glacier, Olympic Peninsula

August 27, 2017
Emilie Phillips
updated August 22, 2018

In August 2017, we backpacked seven days into the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula. Here’s the story of how we took our 4 year old up five thousand feet to see glaciers, bears, and alpine meadows. This trip succeeded largely because of advanced planning. I’ll write a future post with the details. I’d also like […]

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Over Hill, Under Hill, and Around Pawtuckaway

July 29, 2018
Emilie Phillips
updated August 15, 2018

We had an Isaac free day. I wanted to hike as far as we could. Tyson wanted to have fun exploring. And we couldn’t stray far from south-eastern New Hampshire because we had to pick Isaac back up. The only place in south-eastern New Hampshire is Pawtuckaway (map). We’ve been rock climbing there. We’ve been […]

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Blue Job Mountain

July 15, 2018
Emilie Phillips
updated July 25, 2018

We attended our second NH AMC family hike at Blue Job Mountain in Strafford. Isaac insisted we sign up for this trip immediately after our first hike with the group. A friend of ours from skiing, Kaitrin, was leading the Blue Job hike. Many of the kids we’d met last time showed up. Kaitrin took […]

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Stairs Mountain Backpack

July 6, 2018
Emilie Phillips
updated July 19, 2018

Day 1 Mt Crawford We started our three day circuit in the pouring rain. If we hadn’t known it was a passing cold front, my Dad said he would not have gotten out of the car. I don’t remember much of the initial climb up Davis Path. It was hot and humid and steep. We […]

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