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…

Snowshoe Hike Video

Hey readers!  Lindsay starred in a short snowshoe hike video for the NH Fish and Game Department recently.  You can watch the segment below and be sure to check out the full Wildside episodes at www.nhwildside.com. 

Green Frog in Winter

Last weekend, just before the snow fell, we headed out to the “Green Frog” in Franconia, NH.  The parking area can be found at the intersection of Route 142 and Route 18.  We’ve seen the sign for a year now, and have been curious about what the Green Frog has to offer. The trail heads…

Fox Hill Fun

Last weekend we headed out on a beautifully sunny day for a hike at Fox Hill Park in Franconia, NH.  The park is maintained by the Franconia Conservation Commission and can easily be found on Dow Ave off of Route 18.  We’ve hiked here before and blogged about it (Fox Hill), but we checked out a few…

Ski, Snowshoe, and Sled

On the eve of a big snowstorm (we’re expecting 16″-20″ of snow tomorrow!) we finally got around to blogging about our fun time at the Nansen Ski Club’s Warming Hut Grand Opening.   The Nansen Ski Club is America’s oldest ski club.  Yup, you heard that right.  The oldest and longest running ski club is…