Corona Virus Diaries: March 23, 2021 – A Time To Burst Forth

As we enter spring, and the first anniversary of everything being shut down, we are seeing 55 current cases of COVID in our county. The cumulative total since they began testing is 1,868 confirmed cases of COVID in the county and 7 deaths. There’s a bit of a spike in the town of Conway, withContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: March 23, 2021 – A Time To Burst Forth”

Monson Center, New Hampshire – A Hiking and Geocaching Adventure

Yesterday I decided to visit Monson Center. The area has five geocaches on it, and one in particular I needed to fill in a square on my Fizzy Grid (see my post on Geocaching Statistics). This area looked very interesting. Monson Center was a colonial settlement covering about 17,000 acres from 1737-1770. In the beginning,Continue reading “Monson Center, New Hampshire – A Hiking and Geocaching Adventure”

Book Review: Fifty Hikes in the White Mountains: A Guide to Hiking My Favorite Place on Earth

I had an older edition of Fifty Hikes in the White Mountains back when I used to go hiking with friends, fifteen years and three kids ago, so I was happy to see a newer edition. The title aptly describes the main purpose of the book; what is detailed here are fifty hikes of varyingContinue reading “Book Review: Fifty Hikes in the White Mountains: A Guide to Hiking My Favorite Place on Earth”

My 6,000th Geocache Find: Hiking Madame Sherri’s Forest & Castle

A few weeks ago I was approaching my 6,000th geocache find. I was planning to go back down to New York City and hit some old haunts and make the find at a location that meant something to me. COVID-19 made sure that wasn’t going to happen. In looking for a location closer to home,Continue reading “My 6,000th Geocache Find: Hiking Madame Sherri’s Forest & Castle”

Hiking and Geocaching in the Randolph, NH Community Forest

A few weeks back when I had a day to myself I tackled the geocaches a little bit north of us in Randolph, NH. I’d had my eye on that particular tract of land for a while, and I figured it was one of those little-known pieces of land people wouldn’t seek out. The RandolphContinue reading “Hiking and Geocaching in the Randolph, NH Community Forest”

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”

White Mountain National Forest Closes Popular Hiking and Day-Use Areas

Well, it was too good to last. Our local hiking areas are now shut down for use. We were at Lincoln Woods last week and didn’t encounter too many people on the trail or in the parking lot. That location you quite often can’t even get into the parking lot during the summer. During theContinue reading “White Mountain National Forest Closes Popular Hiking and Day-Use Areas”