In 2011, I set out on a grand adventure with my dear friend, Jacquie, who was studying monkeys in the Ecuadorian Amazon. On a ski day together in New York, we plotted to join forces in Ecuador and climb Mount Cotopaxi. We heard you had to “ice climb” up Cotopaxi and decided to hire a […]
A classic hike in New England, I finally crossed the Franconia Ridge Trail off my hiking bucket list with Nichole! We were blessed with a beautiful day, albeit a wee bit windy, and minimal people encountered. With 9 miles and >4K of elevation gain, this hike is some effort, but well worth the reward for bagging two more of the New Hampshire 48–Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette!
Today is the 52nd Earth Day, so I thought I’d share 52 ways I like to respect Planet Earth in absolutely no particular order. Consider this my word vomiting of all the reasons I love living on this planet and look forward to seeing it thrive for a while more. The thing is, we can […]
Learn Hiking Etiquette 101 to be kind to others and nature!
We got mountain high on Mount Watitic (1,832 feet) on 4/20 in Northern Massachusetts. It’s an easy drive from Boston and great for early-season hiking or when the higher summits have less-than-ideal weather. We did a total of 4 miles and <1000 feet of gain (745 feet). Lots to explore in the area!