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…

Mud Pond

Last weekend we headed over to Mud Pond, which is part of Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, NH. The Mud Pond trail has a large parking lot off of Route 116. This is a regular walk for us and we’ve blogged about it before (Snow Pond). We’ve also explored other parts of this refuge: Lunch…

Mother’s Day Bog Walk

Happy Mother’s Day! Last weekend we hiked around Quincy Bog in Rumney, NH. This little gem of a place is always fun because there is so much wildlife – birds, turtles, and snakes that were checked off when we visited this time. We’ve been here before a couple of years ago – on a Father’s…

Porcupine Ski

This morning we woke up to gently falling snow and cross-country skiing sounded like a great idea. Lindsay was anxious to get out so she suited up and headed out first to check the conditions. The fresh powder made the sliding easy but the temperature was 35 F so there was a little stickiness to…

Winter Picnic

A couple of days ago we headed outside in our own backyard for an exciting adventure. We traversed the softwood swamp and made our way out to a newly discovered stream. The water here had flooded and froze and flooded and froze over the past couple of weeks creating a fun ice skating rink and…

Christmas Bird Count 2018

Last week a friend called asking if we were interested in participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count. We didn’t have plans and wanted to go for a hike anyway, so why not count the birds while we do it?! The Christmas Bird Count first began in 1900. Prior to that point, it was actually…