April has flown by, and I can't believe that it's been over a month since I last posted. It's not like anything too out of the ordinary has happened—there was work travel at the beginning of the month, maple sugaring on the weekends, and a lot of time getting our cottage up and running for spring—but … Continue reading Escape to Silver Mountain
We stayed pretty close to home this summer on account Sexy's broken ankle (better now!) and getting our very own camp. We've also been especially busy at work the past few weeks. Because we haven't had a lot of time to play, we decided to head to the Keweenaw for the weekend for a series of small adventures. … Continue reading Weekend Warrior in the Keweenaw
I only had a quick trip to the Adirondacks, so I had to make the most of my time. To see the forests, I did a turbo hike up Ampersand Mountain in the afternoon. The hike started out easy, with the flat trail cutting through northern hardwood forest. It was fairly familiar forest—mostly maple, hemlock, and … Continue reading Getting to Know the Adirondacks
I haven't been backpacking in ages. In fact, it's likely that been avoiding since the last time I went backpacking for fun. That was ten years ago, when friend and I did a great 14-mile loop at the Porkies but ended up doing the entire thing in one day, instead of the two that we … Continue reading Hiking with… Pack Goats!
Project Get Out is my personal challenge to spend at least a half hour a day outside for the fall. Because even though I work in natural resources and write about the outdoors, I don’t get out nearly enough. I am once again finding my tendency to go dormant in the fall hard to overcome. La … Continue reading Project Get Out: Week 7
A quick special post this week. I was in Vermont for work and had a little time to take a stroll in the woods. When I looked at what might be nearby in the Green Mountains, I honed in a trail named Mt. Horrid and The Great Cliff. I needed to go there. Mt. Horrid … Continue reading Mount Horrid and the Great Cliff