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10 Years

Friday, November 4th, 2016

10 years ago, on a Friday with an auspicious number, in October we were married in a picnic shelter on the shoulder of Mt. Mansfield. The following day we hiked over the mountain with friends, our pooch, and my nephew.

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We went out to celebrate with a summit hike again – from Underhill up Sunset Ridge to ‘the Chin’.

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Instead of the calamity of walking down the Stowe side of the mountain with the dog and 10 year old nephew, while waiting for friends to drive around and get us, we came down Laura Cowles trail, which was entertaining in itself – with ice up high, water, slippery rock and leaves…

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Camel’s Hump Sunrise

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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Sunrise, Camel’s Hump Sumit

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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I’ve been spending a lot of time on two feet this fall. The single speeding and riding has been great – but as my health has improved I’ve really enjoyed getting around in the mountains on foot. I’ve been enamored with Camel’s Hump since moving to Burlington, where I can see it (and Mansfield) just about every day. After a few attempts earlier this summer I finally achieved a full moon and sunrise hike, and I brought along the camera for a time lapse.

Alarm was set for 3:30 am, but I awoke at 3. In the car by 4, at the trail head by 4:45.

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The new headlamp, a Petzl NAO with Reactive lighting was excellent. I was skeptical and had buyers remorse – but I am sold – a great light!

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Change in layers at the clearing by 6, summit at 6:20, just as the full moon was setting (and hiding in some clouds).

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Setup camera, made coffee, and watched the sun rise.

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The change in light was incredible.

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The morning light on the summit and in the trees just below the alpine zone was amazing.

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As I started to descend I watched the shadow creep across the Champlain Valley as I started down.

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This was an incredible start to my week.

Covered Bridges of Chittenden Country

Monday, April 18th, 2016

I did a modified version of a local covered bridge loop here near Burlington, opting to park near the bridges and eliminate most of the busy pavement back and forth from home. ~26 miles, lots of dirt, and the longest ride I’ve done on any bike since… last fall?

The Roscoe (Sequin) Covered Bridge:

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I ventured underneath to get a peak at the structure:

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The Lewis Creek (Quinlan) Covered Bridge:

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I saw quite a few folks fly fishing:

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Holmes Creek Covered Bridge:

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Champlain Stone

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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BTV Hummingbird

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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Fatbike Ride in Plainfield

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

A short and sweet ride with Wil and Greg along the Wells River Rail Trail in Plainfield, VT, followed by breakfast at Positive Pie.

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Winter Overnight

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

No snow, but 37dF and raining when I left the car. Post holiday overnight to Silver Lake in GMNF. Walk in, in the rain. Setup camp, eat dinner, sleep. Walk out. I was at my desk working by 9:30am.

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A bit cold, I pitched the BD Mega in a breezy spot. Wind howled overnight, so I blockaded myself in with my pack and camp chair. Had a fitful sleep, but it was wonderful to be outside under a nearly full moon, in the woods, completely alone.

Ghostlike

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Snaps taking late fall, after dropping Ava off at school. Unreal fog and morning light.

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Cotton Brook

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Stream high up in Cotton Brook

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