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Addie standing on the summit marker of Mt. Major in Alton, NH

Hiking Mt. Major, Alton Bay, NH

Addie has been hiking longer distances, so I decided it was time to let her try tackling a trail with greater elevation gain than we usually experience on our local hikes. This past weekend, she graduated from hills to a mountain! My friend/co-worker Katie, along with five members of our school’s Outdoor Adventures Club, accompanied us on our […]

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Camping at Dolly Copp Campground in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

North America’s Best Campgrounds: Dolly Copp Campground in Gorham, NH

One of our favorite campgrounds – Dolly Copp –  is tucked away in the White Mountain National Forest, just outside of Gorham, NH. Kendra camped here as a young kid with her parents and brother. She introduced it to me before we were even dating, and I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into […]

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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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Snowboarding at McIntyre Ski Area

Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH

Tonight was a cold night for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing – but I went anyway… with 14 members of the Outdoor Adventure Club! We decided to make the trek to McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH. Though none of us had ever been, we’d been searching for a local and relatively inexpensive place, and McIntyre […]

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Mommy, Addie, and Mama in the Hammond reservation in Andover, MA

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

2012 was an exciting year for us. We took Addie overseas for the first time in February, along with 18 of our inner-city students, spending time in both London and Paris. The highlights of our trip were Warwick Castle, the Tower of London, and the Louvre. Addie proved to be a great world-traveler, and in addition […]

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Crossing Andrew Brook on the Andrew Brook Trail, Mt. Sunapee, Newbury, NH

Hiking the Andrew Brook Trail, Newbury, NH

I had been looking forward to this hike all week, though with a forecast of rain, I kept praying that somehow we would luck out and get sun. Alas – no such luck. Instead, it rained for the two days prior to our hike, which ensured a fairly wet, muddy trail. On the plus side, […]

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Addie with her new Camelbak.

Attack of the Chipmunk! Oh, and some camping and hiking…

For us, Labor Day weekend is reserved for camping. Even though Kendra and I start teaching the week before, we get Friday and Monday off, which makes for the perfect amount of time to head up to the White Mountain National Forest. Usually we go to Dolly Copp Campground, but ever since last year when […]

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Heading to the AMC High Cabin on Mt. Cardigan.

Getting My Inner-City Students Into Nature’s Classroom!

As more kids spend their time indoors – faces glued to televisions, computer screens, and video games – it is no surprise that researchers are noticing the effect the lack of outdoor time has on children. This is a particular problem for urban kids, as they don’t necessarily have the same access to nature as […]

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Addie saying

Fun in New Hampshire’s White Mountains – Camping, Hiking, Train Rides, and Swimming!

I am amazed what a difference three months makes in a camping experience. In May, we took Addie camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and though she enjoyed it, she wasn’t speaking very much, staying up late, or hiking on her own. These past few days we returned to the White Mountains and […]

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