I finally got around to edit some of the footage we got from our Iceland trip. Enjoy a couple of water crossings 🙂
Since the weather was looking rather bad for a hike above the treeline we decided to hit Bear Brook State Park again. We’ve been here before and once again we had a great time 🙂
Once again it was time for a week of banging the bike through dense forests and fun dirt trails in NY. Following a slightly different route compared to last year, it took me about the same time, but at least I wasn’t riding in the rain:
Some short videos from the day. A longer cut is still in the works 🙂
The long (Memorial Day) weekend gave us a chance to tick off one of the things we had on our list for quite some time: Watkins Glenn in NY.
The day after we escaped the tourist trap and walked up to the peak of Five Mile Mountain via Clay Meadow Trailhead.
This was the weekend of the Berkshire Big Adventure event. So I got together with a bunch of my meetup friends and we drove down there.
Unfortunately my gopro batteries got very wet and consequently also very dead. So I don’t have a whole ton of footage, but here are some of the highlights:
Two weekends ago we had our first visitors since we are both living together. My brother and his SO came to Boston and we showed them around, even to some places we had never been before.
Some of the visited places: Harvard, MIT, Salem, Portland, the Boston Aquarium, Newport, and couple more picturesque sites.
This past weekend had the perfect weather to be outdoors. Sunny, not warm, not cold. More importantly, almost no mosquitos! We both got a couple of bites though. We decided to check off two more of the 4K footers from the list and hiked Flume and Liberty.
We now understand what the fuss is about avoiding the Flume slide trail in wet weather/conditions.
At the end of the line we both agreed that it was a good decision to do the loop, totally worth it. The in-out route via Liberty Spring Trail would have been boring 🙂
The Flume -> Liberty ridge line still had some snow 🙂
This weekend we kicked off our mountain biking season 2018, and what better place than a local park we have never been before. And within biking distance! The name of the area is Burlington Landlocked Forest, and surprisingly enough, you actually feel a bit away from civilization, despite the constant humming of I-95.
This weekend we decided to give a try to skinning. Fab was right on guessing I would love it. It is like hiking and the sliding movement reminded me of the elliptical machine I used to use when I was going to the gym. Word of advice, just go as far up as your level of skiing will leave you comfortable going down. I would have easily traded the way down for another 3 or 4 hours of skinning up. Fab enjoyed the way down way more than me. Maybe next time I will take my snowshoes or a butt slide 😉
(post by Liz)
Just because I couldn’t find an existing map like this. The NE4000s as per