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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Hiking and Backpacking

Hike Cedar Brook without snow

October 6, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated October 9, 2019

After last winter when we found the Cedar Brook trail nigh impassible, we were curious how it looked during the summer. Well, summer is gone, and we realized winter is coming soon. Saturday morning, we emailed friends hoping someone could join us and help with the car shuttle. Thor was available for Sunday. He brought […]

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Fry Canyon Ruins and Slot

June 15, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 5, 2019

To have seen some of everything on our big Utah trip, we still needed to land alongside a big river, hike a slot canyon, and see ancient Pueblo ruins. We could fit all that in one day with a quick landing at Mineral Canyon, then on to Fry Canyon for the day’s hike.

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Madame Sherri Castle and Mine Ledge

August 31, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 5, 2019

The “castle” had been on our list for a while. It’s only an hour and twenty minutes away. But it was never the most interesting thing to do. We finally made it there this weekend. The castle was less interesting than I had hoped. Too much of it has fallen down to imagine what it […]

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Overnight trip to Lakes of the Clouds on Mount Washington

August 22, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated August 28, 2019

Formidable clouds topped Mount Washington the day we hiked up to the Lakes of the Clouds hut. At Hermit Lake, the ranger warned a large gossip of teenagers to turn back from the summit if it started raining because thunderstorms were coming. We looked better prepared, so he didn’t say anything to us. Cheri and […]

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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 September 5, 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

July 27, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated September 11, 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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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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