Monthly Archives: November 2015

Sabbaday Falls

I first stumbled upon Sabbaday Falls while hiking the TriPyramid Mountains, but as the end stretch of a twelve mile hike that included two mountain summits over 4000 feet, I didn’t really have the energy left to fully appreciate the beauty of … Continue reading

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Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult ~ Fiction Book Review

Another good book by dependable author Jodi Picoult. Not amazing, but a good story with solid characters and a well thought plot that makes the reader both think and feel. As usual, Picoult picks a controversial subject, in this instance … Continue reading

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Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote ~ Fiction Book Review

This books, written in 1948 by famed author Truman Capote, has long passages of beautifully descriptive prose. It also has long passages where I have no idea what the author is trying to say, and I’m not quite sure he knew, … Continue reading

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Exploring Redstone Quarry

              The old Redstone Quarry is part of the Green Hills Preserve land in Conway, NH. Miles of trails lead you through a maze of old equipment and abandoned structures in this area that is rich in history. … Continue reading

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Mount Garfield ~ Winter Wonderland at 4500 feet

I could see snow in the distance on Mount Washington, but it had yet to stick in the valley, so I really didn’t expect to encounter much of the white stuff on our hike up Mount Garfield. Shortly into the hike, … Continue reading

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Peaked Mountain

A chilly but sunny Saturday afternoon found us back at the Pudding Pond trailhead in North Conway, NH, only this time, instead of hiking around the pond, we were headed up to Peaked Mountain, one of the three summit trails that can … Continue reading

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The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst ~ Fiction Book Review

From the first page I really liked this book. It was different. The approach was fresh, the style good, and the subject matter grabbed my attention. I usually don’t reveal what happens in a book, but when it happens on … Continue reading

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Pudding Pond

With winter quickly approaching, we’ve been scouting out places to go snowshoeing in the area. When we moved here in March, there was still four feet of snow as far as the eye could see, the result of sno-mageddon 2015. … Continue reading

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Lake Chocorua

  If you’ve spent a lot of time looking at pictures of beautiful lakes with mountains in the background, chances are you’ve seen a picture of Lake Chocorua. The bald rock summit of Mount Chocorua can be seen in the … Continue reading

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Relic II: Resurrection by Jonathan Brookes ~ Fiction Review

I’ve said it before and  I’ll say it again – I’m a HUGE fan of books that mix fiction with plausible science. And as an Anthropologist (Go Gators!) who spent more than her fair share of time in the paleo trenches, … Continue reading

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