Archive | February, 2013
Addison examining pine needles at the Taft Reservation in Andover, MA

Hiking at Amy Gordon Taft Reservation, Andover, MA

Kendra’s mom, Jane, came to visit us last week. While Kendra was running a poetry camp, we decided to take advantage of a sunny morning to explore the Amy Gordon Taft Reservation in Andover, MA. Addie was excited to go hiking with her mama and grandma. We parked on the road next to one of […]

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New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

24 Hours of Epic Fails

Kendra and I spent most of our school vacation week apart – she ran a poetry camp for middle and high school kids, while I took members of the high school Outdoor Adventure Club to western Massachusetts for a winter adventure. Though we both got lots of time with Addison, we had very little time […]

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Noble View Winter Hiking, Russell, MA

Snowshoeing at AMC’s Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Like most of the kids in my urban hometown, I did not grow up communing with nature. As an adult, I have come to seek refuge in the outdoors, and spend a great deal of time hiking and camping. Knowing how much I have benefitted from hanging out in nature, last year I started an […]

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X-Country skiing at Bear Notch in Bartlett, NH.

X-Country Skiing at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, Bartlett, NH

I need to preface this post by saying I have never cross-country skied before. When I was a kid, I went downhill skiing a few times, and these days I snowboard, but neither prepared me for this adventure. I had a day of practice two days earlier, when I learned the basics during my Appalachian Mountain Club’s […]

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Climbing Mt. Willard in Carroll, NH

Hiking the Mt. Willard Trail, Bretton Woods, NH

This past weekend, I traveled to New Hampshire with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) to take part in a Winter Exploration Workshop. As part of our training, we donned micro-spikes and hiked up Mt. Willard in Carroll, NH. We set off from the Shapleigh Bunkhouse at the AMC Highland Center, where we’d spent the […]

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