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Ripley Falls
2019-10-12 01:41
This trip report is pretty late as we visited the White Mountains over the 4th of July weekend and I have been delinquent in posting for a very long time. Our trail destination plans for the… Read More
Family Hike Up Mount Major In Alton, NH
2018-08-22 20:55
I had a few days off last week, so we decided to go on a family hike. A mountain that Jill and I have frequented often is one that the kids had yet to tackle. It’s close by to us, when… Read More
Quick Stop At The Quechee Gorge In Vermont
2018-07-23 13:24
The company I work for in NH has a sister company located up in the Burlington, VT area. I sometimes get the pleasure of visiting this facility. Even though it's a very long drive, I say "pl… Read More
Mount Willard In The Crawford Notch
2017-10-25 20:32
One of my favorite locations in the White Mountains is the Crawford Notch. Whenever we make our way down US-RT 302, we’re usually headed westbound from Jackson, NH to our hiking destin… Read More
Piper Mountain In The Belknap Range
2017-09-03 11:51
We recently hiked up Piper Mountain, which is part of the Belknap Mountain Range just south of Belknap Mountain. Piper Mountain has two peaks in close proximity, both a south and north, the… Read More
Great Bay Discovery Center And Sandy Point
2017-06-14 17:04
Last week, I was home with my wife and son…and it was beautiful out. Since we only had a little time to spare due to other errands we had to run, we decided to check out the close by… Read More
Great Hill In Bow, NH
2017-05-05 17:22
Last year, I spent a lot of time during my work week lunchtimes exploring the woods in the greater Manchester area. With my new job located in Concord, I plan on doing the same thing in this… Read More
Bald Hill - Newmarket NH High Point
2017-04-19 02:53
It’s been a long time since I’ve written in my blog. There’s a couple reasons for that. First, I just haven’t been too active. Less outside activity means less activi… Read More
Quimby Mountain - Hooksett's High Point!
2016-11-03 22:45
I recently posted my report from my visit to Pulpit Rock in Bedford, NH to a hiking related Facebook page. I received some nice comments and after explaining that I'm targeting shorter hikes… Read More
Amesbury's Powder House
2016-10-20 22:10
After our short hike up to Powow Hill the other day, Jill told me that she knew of a location in the area that would be of interest to me. She brought me down Madison Street (in Amesbury, MA… Read More
Powow Hill (or Po Hill) In Amesbury, MA
2016-10-18 16:08
My daughter had the day off from school for Columbus Day so Jill and I took it off too. We decided to bring her to Newburport’s Fall Festival. It was a fun morning event and we followe… Read More
Joe English Hill In New Boston, NH
2016-10-11 18:07
While looking through some recent trip report pictures on one of my friend's Facebook pages, I came across an image of the Uncanoonuc Mountains that I was unfamiliar with. I see these twin p… Read More
Washington Boulder In Jackson, NH
2016-09-21 16:48
Earlier this month, we visited Jackson, NH for a little rest and relaxation. At some point over the weekend, I activated my Facebook news feed on my phone and to my surprise I saw a posting… Read More
Cannon Mountain Via Hi-Cannon Trail
2016-09-14 01:41
We took a late Labor Day holiday this past weekend and headed up to hike a 4,000 footer on Friday. The one we chose was Cannon Mountain for the well-known 360 degree views from the observati… Read More
New Hampshire Historical Highway Markers
2016-09-08 15:32
While doing some research on a local waterfall (or cascade) near my house, I came across a great blog called Mike in New Hampshire. The author, Mike, had written about the falls I was resea… Read More
The Shore Path - Bar Harbor
2016-08-19 01:55
One of my favorite strolls when staying in Bar Harbor, which we usually do at sunset, is the Shore Path. It’s located on the shores of the northeast corner of Mount Desert (where Bar H… Read More
Bar Island - Acadia National Park
2016-08-09 01:21
Bar Harbor is one of my favorite vacation destinations. Along with the quaint, picturesque atmosphere, Acadia National Park is within throwing distance! This year we stayed at The Harborside… Read More
Owl's Head Light (Lighthouse)
2016-08-05 01:32
After hiking Beech Hill, we took a ride down the coast and visited the Owl's Head Light which is a lighthouse located at the Owl's Head Light State Park. The lighthouse has a great history w… Read More
Beech Hill Preserve In Rockport Maine
2016-08-04 20:52
Most people will agree that family summer vacation week is one of the better weeks of the year! This year, we decided to take a trip up the Maine coast, spending two nights in the Camden/Roc… Read More
Pine Island Park And Some History!
2016-07-11 19:26
I’ve been on the hunt for short hikes near work that can consume my lunch time hour. I’ve driven by a sign on Brown Ave in Manchester that says “Pine Island Park” mor… Read More
Cave Mountain - July 4th, 2016
2016-07-08 19:29
My wife says I’m the king of finding the path less traveled when it comes to hiking. I’m not sure why that is. Crowds certainly don’t bother me like they bother some other… Read More
Pinnacle Hill 05-10-16
2016-05-12 18:46
We’ve had a decent stretch of nice weather this week after the long stretch of rain from last week. I took advantage of the blue skies and checked out Pinnacle Hill in Hooksett, NH at… Read More
2015-09-18 10:00
A few days ago, Jill and I had a little time to ourselves so we decided to go hiking, which is a pastime that seems rarer and rarer for us these days. Due to some time constraints, we decide… Read More
2015-08-11 16:45
One trail that has always interested me is the Ridge of Caps Trail (more well known as the Caps Ridge Trail) which leads to the summit of Mount Jefferson, the 3rd highest 4,000 footer in New… Read More
2015-06-01 14:03
I got a rare treat this weekend. I saw a species of wildlife that I've never seen before. In my lifetime, I've seen many Painted Turtles in the wild, as well as a few Snapping Turtles. But o… Read More
2015-05-29 13:33
And they're back!!! It seems early this year, but I'm already dodging Painted Turtles with my lawn mower. I saw one making the trek across my lawn on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Lucky for… Read More
2015-05-27 01:21
This Memorial Day, we headed up to Jackson for a couple nights along with a few of our friends and attended the Jackson Wildquack Duck Festival! It was a great time for the kids with a bounc… Read More
2015-05-20 08:30
In September of last year, Jill and I took a day off from work to go on a hike, just the two of us. It was some much needed time away from work and spending it on the trail seemed like the m… Read More
2014-09-02 17:06
For our second Daddy-Daughter Hike, I targeted Garrison Hill in Dover, NH. Other than knowing they set the 4th of July fireworks off from this hill, I knew very little about it. I recall hea… Read More
2014-06-14 09:00
I was contacted by a company called Halo Belt to try out a product that contained neon colored, bright LED’s. The purpose of the belt was to maintain visibility while engaging in night… Read More
2014-06-12 09:00
Dorcy gave me the opportunity to review two of their headlamps on this blog. They sent me an LED headlamp with a 48m distance broad beam which was 120 lumens and one that was 118m distance s… Read More
2014-06-10 20:57
The Turtle Highway in my backyard is out of control!!! We saw a turtle one afternoon last week and then we saw THREE turtles on Saturday alone! Below are some shots of them. I'll keep you po… Read More
2014-06-08 10:00
I travel for my job once in a while. I probably don’t travel as much as some, but enough that it wears me down sometimes. Also, when I do travel, it’s typically to Southeast Asia… Read More
2014-06-06 09:30
Have you ever heard of National Trails Day? It's the country's largest, collective celebration for trails. That doesn't necessarily mean hiking trails, but could mean mountain bike trails, e… Read More
2014-06-04 12:04
Where Was It Wednesday!!! What mountain (or trail) was this photo taken from. In the picture is Mount Passaconaway with the old Passaconaway Slide or Downs Brook Slide visible (now closed… Read More
2014-05-28 11:19
Hi Everyone - I wanted to try a new thing for Wednesdays. I may not get this up every Wednesday, but I'll try. I'll post a picture and you need to guess where (in most cases, what mountain)… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Hi Everyone - The good folks over at No Northern Pass sent me a bunch of stickers to pass out to you guys. If you're interested in one, please just email me at karl.m.searl AT gmail DOT com… Read More

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