New Hampshire Adventures!

Hey!

So the past month or so has been so busy. We have been trying to get away as much as possible to New Hampshire so we can relax. I’ll keep the words for this post short and just post all of my recent pictures.

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One day we decided to rent this all terrain vehicle for a few hours up in Gorham, New Hampshire. They have a ton of trails that you can spend hours on exploring. This was a blast and something neither of us had done so it was even more fun.

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A spot we stopped at for a quick break while on the trails with the all terrain vehicle.

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Cascade Falls near the beginning of the ATV trails

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This past Monday we did an almost 12 mile hike. This was near the beginning of the Hale Brook trail that goes to the top of Mt. Hale.

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Us with the stream in background 🙂

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From the top of Mt. Hale we took a trail that connects to Zealand Falls, then we hiked up to Zeacliff, which is where this was taken. It was a steep mile up to the cliff from the falls but this view was sooo worth it.

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More views from the cliff

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Panorama off Zeacliff

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More cliff views

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The last cliff view

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On the Tuesday we did a hike up to one of the Sugarloaf peaks, we chose the shorter one. It was beautiful though. Except on the way up I was super cranky because I hadn’t eaten breakfast after an almost 12 mile hike the before. I think Sean wanted to push me down the mountain half way up I was being so cranky. Whoops. I learned my lesson to always eat something!!!

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Sugarloaf

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The last Sugarloaf view

I hope you enjoyed the pictures from our summer adventures so far. Have a good night 🙂

Exploring the White Mountains

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There is nothing better than getting a nice hike in before 12 in the afternoon. Last week Sean and I did a little bit of hiking to help prepare us to hike Mt. Lafayette in the White Mountains. We are planning on hiking it next week. It will be exciting because it will be my first time hiking such a large mountain. The mountain has a nine mile loop trail that we will be doing but the mountain itself has several options depending on how you want to tackle it. The summit is 5,249 ft above sea level. Mt Lafayette is one of the more popular mountains to hike in New Hampshire.

So in preparation we did a couple shorter hikes to get us in the swing of things. Well mostly for me because I am not the most graceful when it comes to even walking so I need all the practice I can get. The first hike we did was Zealand Falls. This was a beautiful hike that was almost 6 miles round trip but it was a very steady incline so it was pretty easy. The trail was beautiful with a lot of variety. We walked along a river, through a bridged pond with bull frogs greeting you with their croaking, and up through the woods to the falls, and then it opens up at the top of the falls to see the surrounding mountains.

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Zealand Falls. This is before you get to the top but this is the main waterfall

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I love these flowers called Pink lady slipper

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A view from one of the wooden bridges that are built above this pond/wet land area

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A beautiful butterfly that let me get up close and personal to take a picture

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The view from the top of the falls

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More of the falls behind us. It was such a beautiful hike.

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View from the bench at the hut/top of the falls. Ps. They sell the most amazing chocolate chip cookies. We got one freshly baked out of the oven still warm and melty.

Our next hike later that week was Indian Head/ Mount Pemigewasset. This hike was a nice change from Zealand because it was steeper but shorter so it averaged out to about the same amount of time to do the hike. My grace managed to drop me in one of the small streams you have to cross along the path but luckily I dried off pretty quickly. The hike up was worth the view from the top. I love the reward of hiking and the magnificent views you get to experience. Even if you’re all clouded in at the top it’s still awesome because it’s the journey that matters the most.

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You can see the town of Lincoln/Woodstock down below

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Another view from the ledge. Nature is so cool, I love how there are little trees growing out of solid rock. So neat.

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Another beautiful view from the ledge.

Well now I’m off to relax. Enjoy th rest of your week!