Know Your Limits (or, my attempt at summiting the East Peak of Mount Osceola)

It was the perfect weather for hiking. It had rained for a few days prior, but it was going to hold out for most of the day according to the forecast. I drove the 3 hours north at 6am that morning, and arrived at the parking area for the Greely Pond Trail (which is the […]

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Just Your Average Tip: Always Let Someone Know Where You’re Going

Before I set out into the woods, even for a simple local day hike, I always leave a copy of my itinerary with The Wife. If I am going with a group, we all leave that information with our significant others, or, a close friend or family member. Before I go, I give the following […]

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Just Your Average Tip: Trekking Poles and Wet Weather

Here’s another video tip for you, again recorded when I was at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation over Memorial Day weekend. Same issues – bad orientation, slightly out of breath, but, at least in this video I am not as sweaty! This tip focuses on the importance of using trekking poles when hiking in wet weather […]

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