Monthly Archives July 2019

We all collect things. I think that is human nature. Items we deem are rare and valuable. We loom for them, spend lots of money on those trinkets, and care for them... Even display them. But how are you treating yourself? I find myself in this predicament. I've been working very hard at work with the transfer of ownership, working around the house, as I get put in a new brick walkway, working to make sure my daughter who cannot drive yet it's getting where she needs to be and burning the candle at both ends as I stay up late and get up early. I have collections of guns, watches, coins, etc. I clean, take care of them, and…

Another hike and another couple of mountains checked off our Belknap Range list! The parking for this hike was at the end of a dirt road. We parked and hiked a bit down what looked to be a service road. Yes, we were going down hill. Found an old metal sign along the way. It leveled out near a pond/swampy area that some beavers had overtaken and the water was flooded across the trail with no way to get across without taking off your shoes and wading through the water. Once on the other side the trail came to a T and the choice was left or right. To the right was the taller and steeper Straightback Mounting. Left was…

This post is actually going to be a two part series. The smallest mountain in the Belknap range we didn't make it to the top on our first attempt. A severe storm (high winds and lightning) was coming down upon us and we were trying to make it up and back before the storm hit. We reached the trail split for Piper and Whiteface and decided that the winds were picking up too fast and the radar looked like we were not going to make it and made the decision to turn around there. Whiteface Mountain's peak is only 1,664 feet and is the smallest of the peaks in the Belknap Range. The trail head is just down a dirt…

Close