Guest Post: Franconia Notch – The Flume Gorge

A few weeks ago an image of a pair of ice climbers on the NH State Parks facebook page grabbed my attention, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about all of that ice. At the first chance I got, I packed up my gear and headed out to Franconia Notch.  

Guest Post: Photographing Pillsbury State Park

I’m so excited to finally be able to tell you guys about my trip to Pillsbury State Park, NH! You may remember my post on Pawtuckaway State ParkĀ at the end of last year. After seeing that post, the guys over at NH Parks and Rec asked me if I would continue to photograph their beautiful trials; and of course I said yes. It took a few attempts for me to adjust to the demands of winter hiking, but once I got out on this trail, it was immediately obvious that all of my preparation was worth it. [quote]When I made …

End of the Year Hike: Pawtuckaway State Park NH

John and I have been itching to get out of the city, so to celebrate new friends and a new home our neighbors Meg and Paul joined us on a Christmas mountain hike in New Hampshire’s Pawtuckaway State Park. This trail turned out to be breathtaking. And after 6 miles (round trip), 700 feet of elevation gain, lots of stopping for photographs and 5 hours with friends, I’d call it a good day

Hiking Fossil Springs

The semester is finally over, so we headed toward Sedona for a breath of fresh air! This is where we are going. The trail climbs down these bluffs to a freshwater spring. This guy seemed to be following us down, a little fishy if you ask me… We’re getting closer… Ahhh…

[Back-dated] The Grand Canyon

The last time I was at the grand canyon I was in the 6th grade. I remember it being mounumentally huge and awe-inspiring. It was a particularly special trip for me because it was just me and my dad (anyone else with siblings will understand how great those moments are). This time, John and I wanted an atypical experience of our state’s claim to fame. So, we decided to visit in January; during a snow storm. The first day when we arrived AZ gave us a typical clear blue sky. At least there was snow on the ground… John decided …