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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Hiking and Backpacking

Mt Jefferson

August 11, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated August 16, 2019

Mt Jefferson is 5,712 feet tall. One of the peaks in the Presidential Range with Mt Washington. We hiked it Sunday. This was a let’s go get it, kind of trip. So we didn’t stop for lots of photos, and the story is straight forward. The weather almost made a different story.

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The Copper Miner’s trail at Keg Knoll

June 12, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated August 7, 2019

We chose to explore the Copper Miner’s trail into Keg Springs Canyon. It was the shortest route off the plateau, if it existed. We only had vague descriptions to follow from blogs and forum threads.

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Picking blueberries on Straightback Mountain

Emilie Phillips
updated July 31, 2019

The turkeys ate all our blueberries in our yard, so we headed up to the Belknap range to pick blueberries. Four years ago when we hiked Mt Major, we had seen lots of blueberries there. We hiked the precipice loop path. We only saw one other person on Precipice Path. The treadway looked like it […]

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Gray Spring Hike on North Pack

April 27, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated June 5, 2019

After our final ski trip to Gulf of Slides, we pushed off hiking for a few weeks because it kept raining. At the end of April, we found a Sunday that was gray and windy, but only a 10% chance of rain. A friend of ours, Diane, is giving hiking a second chance. We invited […]

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Mount Morgan and Percival Spring Flowers and Caves

May 11, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated August 16, 2019

Saturday we hiked the Mt Morgan and Mt Percival loop. It had something for everyone: views for Tyson; rock scrambling, ladders, and caves for Isaac; and snow and wildflowers for me. Six miles total. We followed the route from the Terrifying 25, a list made by other hiking kids. We parked at the Mt Morgan […]

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Isaac and Grandparents Backpack

April 16, 2019
Trudy Phillips
updated May 15, 2019

Sunday night and Monday, it snowed about 2″ and the wind blew horizontally past the house. We were hoping that it would melt by Tuesday morning since the forecast was for a high in the 50s. No luck. We packed up on Tuesday morning, knowing that we were going out into below freezing weather. There […]

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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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Hiking is easy to do with a family. All you need is a pack with the 10 essentials, and a plan for where to go. When we aren’t doing something else fun, you’ll find us relaxing with a nice hike, or going on a multi-day backing adventure.

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