Mountain Family Meets the Ocean

Late this summer, we headed to Rhode Island for a short vacation adventure. We had only 1 thing planned: Rail Explorers. Weeks before we left we reserved our spot with Rail Explorers and found some mid-week openings at a popular campground. Then we packed up and headed to the Ocean State.We camped two nights at…

Too Many Mice, Not Enough Moose

On the week before last, we took a family vacation to Baxter State Park in Maine.  Lindsay’s Aunt Jean also joined us, fresh off a New Hampshire hiking trip, with her eyes set to Katahdin.  We packed up and took the 6+ hour drive to Baxter State Park without much hiccup…..just one small detail to deal…

South of the Pond

After two days at Neshowdenuhunk Field Campground in Baxter State Park (read our blog: Doubletop), we headed north toward South Branch Pond Campground.  Before we settled into our new home for two nights we stopped in the working forest part of Baxter State Park, the only section of the park that has active logging.  Andrew…

Doubletop

Last weekend we finally had time to take a week of vacation together and we headed to Baxter State Park in Maine.  We took our time getting there and stayed at Peaks-Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft for a night so that we could arrive in Baxter first thing in the morning.  We really enjoy Peaks-Kenny…

24 Hours of Mount Monadnock

On a recent Friday evening Andrew was invited to be part of a panel of speakers in Jaffrey, NH.  It was the first Monadnock State Park Managers Forum moderated by The Society for the Protection on NH Forests.  Andrew managed the park for 8 years (2000 – 2008), but had worked there for a total…

Armadillos Attack!

After a wonderful day at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (read about it here) we camped at Myakka River State Park.  We arrived at our site in late afternoon and quickly set up our tent and ventured off to find the canopy tower.  A short walk brought us to the canopy trailhead.  Since it was so late…

Into the Heart of Florida

Vacation continued… We woke up at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park in Northern Florida. We packed up the tent and quickly made our way to the front of the park where we decided to check out The Ravine from its’ roadside trailhead. We knew we had several hours of driving ahead of us, so…