A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Hiking and Backpacking

Bear Rocks

November 25, 2023
Emilie Phillips

For a proper adventure, you need to do just enough planning to make it fun, but not too much planning. The two guys who came running towards us yelling for help while we were exploring an unmarked track between Beaver Dam trail and Dobbin Grade had clearly not done enough planning. Their phone was dead […]

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Exploring old and new trails on Watatic

October 29, 2023
Emilie Phillips

There is an old power line that goes up the south side of Watatic. Ages ago, when Tyson lived nearby, he explored the power line and found an alternate trail that started from the same parking lot and climbed up some ledges with nice views. When we came back in 2013, the trail was faint […]

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Monadnock, separately

October 22, 2023
Emilie Phillips

The three of us couldn’t quite agree on where to go hiking. Tyson wanted a pleasant foliage hike. Isaac wanted a quick charge up and down a mountain with Mom so he could talk about Minecraft the whole way. I wanted a long tiring hike. We ended up splitting up. Isaac and I charged up […]

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Monadnock, but faster

October 15, 2023
Emilie Phillips

We hiked Monadnock twice in the past few weeks. The two hikes should have been fairly similar. We started both around lunch time. Our hike on Sept 30th started after morning chores. This past weekend was after finishing Isaac’s Halloween costume. Both were gray days with some fall foliage. Both days Isaac complained about having […]

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Monadnock

September 30, 2023
Emilie Phillips

After chores Saturday, we enjoyed an afternoon hike on Monadnock. We stayed off the main trails until the top to avoid the usual crowds. The fall foliage crowds haven’t arrived yet even though the swamps are turning red. On the way up, we found tons of red efts and a few green newts. Isaac proposed […]

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Bald Peak

September 4, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Labor Day Monday was even less promising for gliding than Saturday or Sunday. We went for a hike. First we stopped at the airport and helped put the 1-34 on it’s trailer to be driven south. Then we hiked up to Bald Peak in the hopes of seeing a glider overhead. No luck spotting gliders. […]

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Webster, Jackson and EV Chargers

July 23, 2023
Tyson Sawyer

Emilie had installed a pair of EV chargers at her Air B&B property in The White’s and needed to test them; but we don’t have an EV. Our friend Benoît from Montreal has an EV. We were overdue for getting together. So this weekend we met up in Bethlehem to test the chargers and go […]

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Monadnock hike and Tyson glider solo

June 21, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Tyson solo’d a glider for the first time yesterday! (June 21st) We don’t have many photos because I was coming back from work. This past weekend we hiked Monadnock. My favorite part was all the sheep laurel in bloom.

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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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