Browsing Category : New England

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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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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Hancocks Hike – NH 4000 footers


  On May 5 my hiking partner in crime and I decided to head up to NH and check off some peaks on our new quest to hike all of New Hampshire’s 48 4000(+) foot peaks.  With the help of a fantastic Groupon deal at the nearby Woodstock Inn, we arbitrarily settled on May 5-6, crossed our fingers, and hoped…

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