Monthly Archives: January 2014

Notchway XC Ski Trail – Franconia – January 28, 2014

Blue skies, beautiful cumulus clouds and cold temperatures for this 5 mile cross country ski at Franconia Notch. The Notchway, Scarface, Bog, and Bickford Trails make up the Lafayette Ski Trail network. I continued along the snowmobile trail up to … Continue reading

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Mount Madison – January 25, 2014

This was an epic ski / hike to Mount Madison on a cold and very windy day. Eight participants started the adventure on back country skis from the Dolly Copp parking area along the Great Gulf Link and then the … Continue reading

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Owl’s Head – January 20, 2014

I hiked this 16 mile out-and-back with an AMC group. The hike started at Lincoln Woods trailhead to the side trail to Black Pond. From there we bushwhacked north to the Lincoln Brook trail and took that to a 2nd … Continue reading

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Flour Tortillas

Making flour tortillas is taking lots of experimentation; such a simple recipe yet not trivial! Ingredients 16 ounces all-purpose flour 1.5 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 3 ounces vegetable shortening or lard 7.5 ounces very hot water Directions Mix … Continue reading

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North Tripyramid – January 13, 2014

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hike a ridiculously warm winter day today to a peak but had to pick a short one to be home for a mid-afternoon appointment. I hoped the relatively short 8 mile round trip … Continue reading

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Mount Moriah – January 10, 2014

I’m tired this evening despite the relative ease of this 9 mile solo hike to Mount Moriah along the Carter Moriah Trail. The weather cooperated for an ideal winter hike: temps in the single digits but no wind; even at … Continue reading

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Galehead and South Twin Mountains – January 5, 2014

I chose the warmer day of the weekend to hike these two mountains and it did feel warm compared to Saturday’s subzero temperatures! This hike was sort of a make up from my failed Galehead attempt last February where I … Continue reading

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