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Surviving The First Vermont Winter

The snow is melting. The ground is finally being revealed. I haven't seen grass (brown or green, dead or alive) in my yard since November. But I think we can safely say that we have survived our first winter in…

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Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliffs

Yesterday provided a perfect early-summer day to go look at a waterfall. This time of year, the rivers and lakes are full, so waterfalls have ample fuel. We decided on Arethusa Falls, just south of the AMC facility in the…

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An Early Semi-Urban Hike

Living in Hartford, I am usually surrounded by the trappings of an urban environment - sidewalks, asphalt, glass, steel, cars, trucks, horns honking, sirens blaring. And yet it is fairly easy to take a short drive and find oneself surrounded…

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Camels Hump Expedition

Editor’s Note: Though this trip took place on August 19, 2016, and the post is time stamped to reflect this date, the actual writing of this post happened on August 23. So, after our success on Mount Willard (read all…

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Mount Williard Expedition

Editor’s Note: Though this trip took place on August 17, 2016, and the post is time stamped to reflect this date, the actual writing of this post happened on August 23. I like calling my hikes "expeditions" because it makes…

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Little Hosmer Pond

Editor’s Note: Though this trip took place on August 15, 2016, and the post is time stamped to reflect this date, the actual writing of this post happened on August 23. Recently, we acquired a pair of new canoes. After…

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Kilburn Crags

Outside of Littleton, New Hampshire, and just a short drive from our Vermont HQ, is a pleasant path that leads to an ridge that has fantastic views of the town on Littleton.  On August 8, my wife and I ventured to…

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The Day After Thanksgiving

I’m grateful for Thanksgiving, but what I really like is the day after Thanksgiving. This day, there is nothing that must be done. Their is usually food leftover from the day before, so in the unlikely event that you do…

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