Here you can read about all of our adventures. You'll find stories by location using the map above or you can read our posts chronologically below. We also have categories for trails, peaks, and public lands.
It was our last morning in Acadia. As I pulled back the fly on our tent I looked out and saw blue sky. Finally! After 3 days of clouds, fog, and rain we would actually see the beautiful ocean surrounding this island park.
We ate a quick breakfast and packed up our gear. We hadn’t planned to spend much time in the park today, but with the ability to experience Acadia with a true sense of sight we decided to take a quick lap in the car.
The views were wonderful. Up to this point I really liked Ac...
Woke up this morning and combed the site for signs of the problem bear from last night. No scat or tracks, but we did notice two large “deer trails” at the back of our camp where he probably ventured down from the mountain.
We packed up camp and walked under the highway to the trailhead. We were in for a 9 mile day that would be roughly 3 miles up, 3 miles of ridge walking, and 3 miles back down. On the way up I quickly realized that the rough trail we had experienced in the Adirondacks were n...
Slept well last night, but was still feeling worn out from yesterday’s hike. Today we officially entered New England and it’s my first time here! We drove about 4 hours from our spot in the Adirondacks to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
On our way out we took a quick detour to Lake Placid to check out the host town for two winter Olympics. We stopped for coffee and caught up on a few internet/real world items.
Karrie drove us through Vermont so I could take in the views.
The silence of our campground was blowing my mind last night. I could hear the wind brushing against treetops that seemed to be miles away. Occasionally I heard pine needles falling off of trees. The only sign of civilization was the rare sound of a plane passing thousands of feet above us. I slept well.
We woke up fairly early and quickly prepared for our long day of hiking. (I did some quick math and found that we would be hiking a minimum of 15 miles round trip.) As we were prepping a range...