Category Archive: hiking

A Visit to Campobello Island and Tea with Eleanor

Campobello Island, a Canadian island located just off the coast of northern Maine, is a place I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time, both to explore the rocky coastline and to visit… Continue reading

Welcome to the Bold Coast: Boot Head Preserve and West Quoddy Lighthouse

From New Hampshire we headed north to the upper coast of Maine to spend a week hiking, lighthouse-viewing, and sunset-watching. Having gotten a taste of the dramatic cliffs, wild blueberry bushes, crashing waves,… Continue reading

Rocks and Waves at Beavertail State Park

After spending a few weeks in New York and New Jersey we headed east to Connecticut to catch up with friends I’d made during my 10 years of living (just over the border)… Continue reading

The Organic Shapes of Buttermilk Falls

We certainly didn’t plan it, but as it turned out, we saved the best for last on our Ithaca trip. I had loved the deep gorge and high falls of Robert B. Treman,… Continue reading

More Gorges and Waterfalls: Cascadilla Gorge, Ithaca Falls, and Taughannock Falls

Oh hey, so WordPress accidentally published this post a few days ago before I had added text – and I say WordPress did it because I swear I was editing another post at… Continue reading

Ithaca is Gorges: Robert B. Treman State Park Gorge

Ithaca surprised us. Our expectations were that it would be a pretty place, but likely full of black flies during the first week of June; the reality was that it was beautiful –… Continue reading

Best Day Hike in Every State – Trails Unblazed

Source: “Best Day Hike in Every State” a collaborative post on Trails Unblazed Now that summer is upon us in the U.S., Laura and Chris of the blog Trails Unblazed have put together… Continue reading

Headin’ East Through Central Texas

After building in Las Cruces for a few months Tom and I decided to give ourselves a week or so to get to our next build in Beaumont, Texas. After settling on our… Continue reading

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Ever hear of Prehistoric Trackways National Monument? No? Me neither until pretty recently. The undeveloped monument is basically a chunk of protected land in the Robledo Mountains northwest of Las Cruces that so… Continue reading

Snapshots of the Everyday

My blog posts tend to be centered on hikes or on summarizing activities, such as building houses somewhere or a visiting a particular area, but there’s a whole lot of everyday life that… Continue reading