Geocaching Road Trip to Waterville Valley

Over the weekend I thought about doing a hike. Three weeks of being home with little exercise due to vacation rentals opening up and being inundated at work made me decide on a road trip instead. Well, it was that and the fact that I’m approaching 6,000 geocaching finds and wanted to get some numbersContinue reading “Geocaching Road Trip to Waterville Valley”

Book Review – Far and Away: A Prize Every Time by Neil Peart

Some people might know who the author is right off. Some people might know the name but can’t place it. Some people will have no clue. Neil Peart is the late drummer from the Canadian rock band Rush. He left behind not only a great gift to fans in his music, but also in hisContinue reading “Book Review – Far and Away: A Prize Every Time by Neil Peart”

New Hampshire’s Presidential Rail Trail: Hiking Through the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge

I took a day by myself to tackle the geocaches on this section of the Presidential Rail Trail. This isn’t quite the end of the trail in Whitefield, but it’s getting close to it. The geocaches on this stretch seemed to indicate smaller containers, so I didn’t think bringing the kids would be a goodContinue reading “New Hampshire’s Presidential Rail Trail: Hiking Through the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge”

New Hampshire Rail Trails: Hiking & Geocaching on the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail

The Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is in northern New Hampshire, running 19 miles from Littleton to Woodsville. It is a very popular ATV trail. Its uses also include walking, running, bicycling, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing. The entire length of the trail has been populated with geocaches, too. There’s close to 90 along theContinue reading “New Hampshire Rail Trails: Hiking & Geocaching on the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail”

New Hampshire Rail Trails: Hiking & Geocaching on the Presidential Rail Trail

Rail trails are a popular walking area that have come to many communities. Old railroad lines that have been abandoned are repurposed to recreational trails for the community. The Presidential Rail Trail is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It’s 18 miles long, total, from Gorham, NH to Whitefield, NH. The old tracksContinue reading “New Hampshire Rail Trails: Hiking & Geocaching on the Presidential Rail Trail”

Hiking and Geocaching in Page Pond Community Forest, Meredith NH

Page Pond Community forest is a relatively new conservation area in the town of Meredith, NH. I hiked and geocached part of the area a few weeks back, near the old quarry site on the Quarry Trail. I went back with my son and granddaughter recently to find more of the geocaches hidden there andContinue reading “Hiking and Geocaching in Page Pond Community Forest, Meredith NH”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 16, 2020

We’ve been at home for nearly a month now. Our county is holding steady at 29 confirmed cases, no deaths from the virus. My friend Michelle, who contracted the virus in Louisiana, is on the mend slowly. She was home with the virus and oxygen was brought to her at home when it was touch-and-goContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 16, 2020”

Rail Trails of New Hampshire – The Winnepesaukee and Northern Rail Trails

Rail Trails have become popular recreational sites in many communities across the country. Railroads that have fallen into disuse and been abandoned have been converted into recreational trails. In some spots, the rails are still in place with a trail next to it. In others, the rails and ties have been ripped up and theContinue reading “Rail Trails of New Hampshire – The Winnepesaukee and Northern Rail Trails”

Corona Virus Diaries – April 5, 2020

I needed to get out of the house today. I don’t mind being home most of the time, but I do need those times I get out and explore the world. We have a stay-at-home order in the state, but Governor Sununu admitted they can’t stop people from leaving their homes. I planned out geocachingContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – April 5, 2020”