Tag Archives: Hiking

photo friday

22 Dec
my mom's christmas tree.

my mom’s christmas tree.

advent calendar. almost christmas!

advent calendar. almost christmas!

outside christmas tree in the snow

outside christmas tree in the snow

porch at my mom's

porch at my mom’s

view from straightback mountain

view from straightback mountain

me and the hubby

me and the hubby

view from mt. major

view from mt. major

getting back into running

getting back into running

Happy Weekend!

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30 by 30 {hiking mount moosilauke}

9 Sep
I am so behind in my posting. This summer I have realized how much I really need to post things as they happen so I can keep up with everything. Every time I think I’m catching up, I get busy and get behind again. I need to just post things as they come.
Anyway, on to my post.
On my 30 by 30 list, I have to hike a 4,000 footer. Dan has been doing a ton of hiking so I thought I would add something to my list that I could do with him. His goal is to do the 48 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. I figured I could do 1. 🙂 He invited everyone to come with us so we went on a big group hike.
I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it up but Dan chose a mountain that he said would not be very hard. And I made it to the top!

We were ready to go at the bottom and couldn’t wait to get started.

There were 8 of us total, all hiking together. A couple people went ahead and made it to the top before us. The rest of us took it a little slower. It was a really pretty trail.

The views were beautiful as we were approaching the top. It was a little bit of a cloudy day but the sky looked awesome. And we came out of the trees and could see the summit.

I was so excited to make it to the top and was so proud of myself. We hung out at the top for a little bit to let everyone catch their breath and enjoy the views. Everyone was excited.

The clouds were so cool at the top. I’m definitely obsessed with the sky and clouds.

I definitely took some panoramic pictures at the top.

We walked out to different part of the summit to check out a little bit of a different view. It was all gorgeous.

We decided to take a different trail down and it ended up being a little easier.

We could also hit another summit on the way down this trail. It was the South Peak and I’m glad we took a little extra time to climb up. We could see the summit we were just on and the trail through the trees from South Peak which was really cool.

The trail down wasn’t too bad and I’m glad we took a different trail just to see some new things. There was one point where there were a ton of monarch butterflies flying around. I didn’t get too many great pictures but it was a cool thing to see.

A little after the butterflies, it started pouring on us so I had to put the camera away. We all got our rain coats on and continued down the mountain. It stopped raining by the time we got to the bottom and got humid. I felt really good when we got to the bottom and not as dead as I thought I would.

I’m really glad I had this on my list and I’m really glad I completed it and felt so good. I wouldn’t be opposed to doing more hiking like this. Hopefully I can continue getting in better shape so I will be able to keep up better. I’m going to keep working on it and hopefully next summer I can do some more.

30 by 30 {6 month update}

19 Aug
Today is my half birthday!

Anyway, I figured since it has been 6 months since I made my 30 by 30 list, I would post an update on my list.
I have completed a few things on my list and a couple of them are pretty big things. I feel pretty good about my progress so far.
14. get at least one new tattoo {completed 4.15.12}
15. make scrapbooks for bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding, and honeymoon {bridal shower completed 3.4.12}
17. learn to make DeDe’s chocolate chip cookies {1st attempt 3.1.12} {2nd attempt 4.21.12}

1st attempt

2nd attempt

18. hike a mountain that is around 4000 feet {completed 8.12.12} (I haven’t posted about this yet. Very soon to come)

22. stay at a bed & breakfast for a weekend {completed 6.1.12 – 6.4.12}

That is everything I have accomplished on my list so far. I still have 2 1/2 years so I think I have plenty of time.
I’ve also been thinking about a few things on my list and might change a couple things but we will see. So far so good.
You can see my full 30 by 30 list here if you would like to check it out!

 

photo friday

17 Aug

view from our table at a wedding reception

 

heart rock I found at the wedding

Dan and I down on the beach during the reception

 

heading up the trail on our hike on Sunday

the view from the top of mount moosilauke

 

the sky before Dan went sky diving

wandering around Providence, RI after Dan went sky diving

 

river walk in Providence

art display for 9.11

 

early morning run with Dan

my photo a day challenge photos for the past week

day 11 – purple

day 12 – spoon

 

day 13 – simple

 

day 14 – arrow

day 15 – ready

 

day 16 – food

Happy Friday!

hiking {mt. major}

14 Aug

 

A few weeks ago Dan and I went hiking with our good friends Chrystal and Jason. Dan was going to go hiking in the morning and we were going to hang out with them later in the day but we decided to all go hiking together instead.
We met up at the mountain and got ready to hike up Mt. Major. It turned out to be a beautiful day for hiking.

I was a little worried about hiking because the last time we went I had a little bit of a hard time. I actually felt really good hiking and I think it was because how much I had been running. It made me feel great.
When we got to the top, there was a beautiful view with fantastic puffy white clouds. I think the view at the top makes the whole hike worth it. Otherwise, what is the point??

We took some group pictures at the top. It was really fun hiking with Chrystal and Jason. We have all been working out and trying to lose weight so it was nice doing something so athletic all together.

After the hike, we changed into some less sweaty clothes and grabbed some food. After lunch, we went mini golfing and we had a blast.

It was a fantastic, beautiful, summer day spent with wonderful friends.

 

photo friday

27 Jul

 

memorial day weekend {saturday}

30 May
On Saturday, Dan and  I decided to do some hiking. He was planning on going on a huge hike but his knee was bothering him so he decided not to go. So we went on a smaller hike that is only about 45 minutes away. It was kind of hot out but it was a beautiful day. We had a lot of fun and saw some beautiful views.

There was a huge pond that had a big beaver dam.

We also came across a boulder field. It was kind of crazy how many enormous boulders there were in one area.

It was a great afternoon spent with the hubby.
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