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Month: April 2010

The Mountain Meets the Memory

I originally planned to hike Mount Everett on Father’s Day, as a tribute to my father, Everett, who passed away over a decade ago.  As usual life had other plans for me and I found myself slogging up Mount Everett on a beautiful April day. Wondering if I would receive a sign of my father’s…

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Nature’s Gems

The trails of Chauncey Peak and Mount Lamentation are full of nature’s special gems scattered throughout its woods and ridges.  In every season you are bestowed gifts of wildflowers, creatures and views. Mike and I have traversed these trails in every season, as a point to point, loop hikes and power fitness hikes.  We always…

The Power of 3

Three mountains, three states, three people, three hours.  On the third day of April, three of us conquered Round, Frissell and Brace Mountain in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Arriving at the trail head was an adventure.  The unpaved road we drove for the last 1.6 miles was a slippery nightmare.  The road was a…