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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Hiking and Backpacking

Mount Pemigewasset

December 27, 2021
Emilie Phillips

The hardest part about hiking this mountain is spelling its name. My parents came up for the holidays. There was fluffy snow, but not nearly enough to ski. The conditions seemed appropriate for a short hike near my vacation house. We had a little bit of trouble finding the trailhead. Only half of the Flume […]

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Searching for glades on Mount Watatic

December 26, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson wanted to explore the back side of Mt Watatic in case it snows enough to ski it this winter. We had skied one run back in 2013. Since then, Tyson has read that there are better maintained glades on the upper part of the mountain. Freezing rain on Christmas day coated all the trees […]

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Mount Lafayette and Skookumchuck Trail

November 13, 2021
Emilie Phillips

What with the new vacation house in Bethlehem, we are trying nearby lesser known hiking trails. Mount Lincoln and Lafayette are extremely popular for good reason. However, there is another way up to the top of Mount Lafayette — the Skookumchuck Trail. I was worried the trail would stay under the trees with no views […]

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Miller-Quinn and Diamond Peaks

November 11, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson has a list of hikes near airstrips. Miller-Quinn airstrip and Diamond Peaks had been near the top for a long while, but we kept not finding an appropriate day because it’s so far north, and the hike is a bit short on my scale. Flight Miller-Quinn is a semi-maintained grass strip in Second College […]

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The Rocks, Bethlehem NH

October 31, 2021
Emilie Phillips

It rained the weekend we spent in the Whites. At first the forecast promised the rain would stop Sunday early morning, then Sunday mid morning. Finally it quit at lunch time. We downsized from a big hike to a small hike, to a walk. We picked The Rocks conservation area for our walk. It’s an […]

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Lovewell Mountain Loop

October 24, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We hiked the Lovewell Mountain loop on the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway. Tyson and I think we section hiked the Greenway before, but neither of us could remember Lovewell Mountain. So either we didn’t finish section hiking, or we have just forgotten. In either case, we should do the whole trail with Isaac. Lovewell Mountain is […]

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Kearsarge North

October 11, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Monday we hiked Kearsarge North with Dan, a former colleague of Tyson’s. It wasn’t a strenuous nail biting adventure, just a good old fun hike. We got there early (pretty amazing for us). The trail was worn ten feet wide gnarly roots and bare dirt. That sort of abuse only happens on popular trails. So […]

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Caps Ridge Trail

October 9, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson wanted to get out and hike this weekend. He wanted something with views, but not too long since he hasn’t been hiking or biking recently. So he picked the Caps Ridge Trail up to Mount Jefferson. That trail is on the Terrifying Twenty Five list because of some rock scrambling. It is the shortest […]

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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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