It was a beautiful fall day, exceptionally warm for 22 October and I started the hike overdressed for the weather and had to shed layers after a short time. I was pleasantly greeted by two nice ladies on horses on round pond road as I exited my jeep to start the day in the woods.Read More
I found this trail very well maintained, kudos to the park service. This is the first trail I have been on in a long time that was free and clean from “people trash” . It starts out just before the state park entry booth (which is not manned this time of year) and heads outRead More
On May 3, 2003…… Freezing and thawing opened fissures in the Old Man’s forehead. By the 1920s, the crack was wide enough to be mended with chains, and in 1957 the state legislature passed a $25,000 appropriation for a more elaborate weatherproofing, using 20 tons of fast-drying cement, plastic covering, and steel rods and turnbuckles,Read More
Pawtuckaway State Park North, Middle & South Pawtuckaway Mountains are 3 different peaks around the caldera that is Pawtuckaway Volcanic Ring Dike. There are many opportunities for hiking, with trails leading to many points of interest, including a fire tower; a marsh where beavers, deer, and great blue herons may be seen, and a geologicallyRead More
This is from the archives… I hiked Grand Monadnock with my grandson Jack back in 2014. We had a great day, carried packs that were way too heavy, had lunch on the summit, suffered sore legs and feet, and busted big toe-nail coming down.