A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Hiking and Backpacking

Hike Cadillac Mountain

November 28, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Saturday after Thanksgiving, Tyson found a loop to Cadillac Mountain that we could hike from our rental cottage. It was great. We hiked from the cottage, down the road, and into the woods. The first part of the trail was a long boardwalk across a wetland. We found some of the flora described on the […]

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My dad rented a 10th Mountain hut in Colorado for our winter 2020 family vacation. The cabin, Seipel Hut, is a small off grid cabin. It has no running water and no electricity. It has a good kitchen with a propane stove and propane lights. The outhouse is right next to the cabin with a […]

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Chocorua via Champney Falls

December 27, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Tyson joined the Wonalancet Out Door Club because they maintain the trails in the Sandwich range. They also publish a trail map to the range. It’s the best trail map! Not only does it have the hiking trails, it has the cross country ski trails and the snowmobile trails. It has obvious colors for wilderness […]

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We didn’t go on any big adventures this weekend. I was busy making our biannual photo album. Tyson did airplane maintenance. We finished with a small hike up Kidder Mountain. The photo album made me catch up on all the photos I hadn’t processed yet for the year. I posted the photos from the third […]

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A little via ferrata

November 27, 2020
Emilie Phillips

If the Bar Harbor Island Explorer bus were running, we could have hiked from one side of the island to the other. Instead we had to be more creative. By parking at the Schooner Head overlook, we split the road walk into a mile of roadside trail at the beginning of the hike, and a […]

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Thanksgiving in Bar Harbor

November 26, 2020
Emilie Phillips

It’s been 3 years since I spent Thanksgiving morning outside in forty degree rain. This time we went for a mile walk along the coast of Mt Desert Island in the pouring rain. I stayed dry, even my boots. Tyson’s jackets kept most of him dry, but the toes of his boots leaked. Isaac filled […]

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Harris Center art hike

November 14, 2020
Emilie Phillips

The Harris Center has an artist carving creatures along the trails. Tyson read an article about it. Checking out ephemeral carvings that will decay in a few years seemed like a good reason to revisit Skatutakee Mountain and Thumb Mountain. The Harris Center map shows a trail, Cadot trail, that isn’t in open street maps. […]

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Hike Towards Sandwich Dome

November 1, 2020
Emilie Phillips

One evening, Tyson and I planned a hike to Sandwich Dome. Isaac didn’t like our plan when he learned of it, so he drug his feet the whole way. We hiked up the Guinea Pond trail from the Sandwhich Notch Rd, to Black Mountain Pond Trail. Then we intended to hike 3.4 miles out and […]

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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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