Browsing Category : Hiking & Camping

Connecticut and Rhode Island State Parks Quest


I recently read “The Happiness of Pursuit” by Chris Guillebeau and man, was I inspired!  In a nutshell – the book is about dedicating yourself to pursuing a quest, and shares the stories of a cast of fascinating characters and their quests, such as – visiting every country in the world (the author’s – and he did it!), walking across…

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California Road Trip Days 10 – 13: Northern California Coast, Anderson Valley, Point Reyes, and San Francisco


We’ve hit the home stretch!!  I’ve decided to pile our jaunt down the Northern California coast back to San Francisco in one big post.  Enjoy the rest of the trip! Day 10 – October 7, 2016 We took a morning walk with our coffee to check out Russian Gulch State Park and then packed up and hit the road. This…

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California Road Trip Days 7, 8, & 9: Bodie Historic Ghost Town, Lake Tahoe, Russian Gulch State Park


Day 7 – October 4, 2016 After some delicious craft brews and a peaceful night in June Lake, we headed North up Route 395 along the Sierras toward our next stop in Lake Tahoe.  First stop?  Breakfast!  We had very few restaurant meals on our trip since our campervan’s kitchen setup made it so convenient and easy to cook ourselves.…

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California Road Trip Days 5 & 6: Yosemite Valley, Sequoias, Tioga Pass, June Lake


Buckle up for the last of Yosemite before we hit the road and head on out! Day 5 – October 2, 2016 After our SUPER exciting (and long, and tiring) day on Half Dome we took it nice and easy. We walked over to Half Dome Village and grabbed some coffee and then hit the campground reservations office when it opened.…

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Mount Tom & Mount Field Hike – NH 4000 Footers


Day two of our New Hampshire weekend adventure called for more hiking!  This time we studied our map (over a couple of beers, obviously) and settled on Mount Tom, Field, +/- Willey for our second hiking day. Hike Date – Sunday, February 19 2017 Distance – 7.2 miles (10 including Willey) Elevation – Mt. Tom – 4051 ft;  Mt. Field – 4340 ft Equipment –…

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Mount Pierce Hike – New Hampshire 4000 Footers


We had the fortune of having a long weekend planned in New Hampshire and a forecast that shaped up to be GREAT for some winter hiking.  We took full advantage and spent some time wandering the snowy White Mountains.  Up first – Mount Pierce. Hike Date – Saturday, February 18 2017 Distance – 6(ish) miles Elevation – 4,310 feet Equipment – snowshoes (Dion 121’s)…

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California Road Trip Day 3: Yosemite Hiking 4 Mile Trail – Panorama Trail – Mist Trail


California Road Trip Day 3: September 30, 2016 On our 3rd day in Yosemite we hit the trails for a long day of trail running/hiking.  I did a LOT of research on different trails and hiking routes in preparation for this trip, since I knew we would have to narrow it down to a few routes.  I settled on two…

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California Road Trip Days 1-2 – San Francisco to Yosemite


Woo Hoo!  Let’s get started on a recap of our road trip!  Click here to check out an overview of the entire route.  We flew out to San Francisco from New England and hit the road in our Escape Campervan.  First destination…. Yosemite Valley! Day one (September 28, 2016) We jetted out from New England and landed in San Francisco…

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