A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Hiking and Backpacking

Sandwich Range Backpack

May 29, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We hiked our first backpacking trip in over a year! We opted for a less popular route to stay away from the Covid inspired crowds. Our intended route started at Olivarian Brook, climbed to Square Ledge, then four thousand footers: Mt Passaconaway, Mt Whiteface, South and Middle Tripyramid, and back down by Sabadday Falls. The […]

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Alternatives to a ski weekend

April 4, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We rented a hotel room in Gorham for the first weekend in April. From 4 days out, it looked like the weekend might be great. But as the weather forecast came closer and closer into view, Saturday’s forecast stayed below freezing. And Sunday, the mountain forecast got above freezing but with 50mph winds in the […]

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Spring Ephemerals at Harris Center

April 24, 2021
Emilie Phillips

The biggest news is that my parents are in town and fully vaccinated. It’s the first time we have seen them in ages. It’s mud season up north, so a good time to hike locally in southern NH. Here it is just the beginning of spring when all the little flowers and ephemeral plants pop […]

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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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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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