Sparkling hike on Christmas Day

This year I had a houseful for Christmas and we all needed some fresh air after a cozy morning by the fire. We hiked the Pinnacle, a favorite local spot with a gorgeous view.  A few new items of clothing were put to the temperature test–it was 9 degrees when we left the car.  Gorgeous sunshine made the forest a winter wonderland.   Lots of hikes and explorations to look forward to in...

Pharoah Mountain

Gorgeous weather in every way.  Had a great hike up Pharoah Mountain from Crane Pond yesterday.  The colors of the blueberries and the lichen were like a mosaic on the rock slopes.  Early-to-middle  color in the trees.

Wet rocks

Kids are really agile but good footwear is important.  Rock faces and tree roots are slick.  Save the smooth rubber soles for camp. Plain-old sneakers with treads will do if you don’t have boots with ankle support.