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Month: November 2015

Overnight on the Sunapee-Monadnock Greenway ?>

Overnight on the Sunapee-Monadnock Greenway

Peter and I have fallen in love with overnight running trips since we got our ultralight backpacking gear, and this past weekend we did our first 2-day run with significant mileage on both days (30 miles total). The trip was a really good test of our gear and helped us sort out what we like/don’t like and what to do differently in the future. We started out on Friday afternoon with an 8-mile leg from the base of Sunapee Mountain to the…

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The Long Trail (Rt 4 to Brandon Gap) ?>

The Long Trail (Rt 4 to Brandon Gap)

Despite living relatively close to the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the country, Peter and I had never even set foot on Vermont’s Long Trail until we used it to climb Mansfield, Abraham and Ellen on my birthday weekend. This barely scratched the surface of what the Long Trail has to offer, so when friends of ours from Massachusetts asked if we wanted to meet up with them for a section hike, we jumped at the chance. We met Russ and Niki…

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Vermont’s Five 4,000 Footers in One Day ?>

Vermont’s Five 4,000 Footers in One Day

Last year on my birthday I did something that I had been wanting to do for a long time–I ran my age in miles. I thought I might make a tradition of that and try to do it every year, but this year it just wasn’t really resonating with me. I definitely wanted to get out in the woods and have a great adventure, but I didn’t really care so much about running a certain number of miles. What I did care about…

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