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Mount Major Trail

Mount Major is a fantastic hike! Their are two options there is a steeper option that I would recommend only if you are comfortable climbing up bald rock that is often found all over New England. The blue trail is much steeper but this is the path that we took to the top. It was a steep climb but not too bad. Make sure as you are climbing to look behind you and see the amazing view of Lake Winipesakee. The hike took us about 2.5 hours and it is about 1.5 miles. The climb down was about 2.5 miles and took 2 hours. The climb down on the yellow trail was amazing a nice gentle slope most of the way down. 

If you are just starting out hiking please do not go down the blue trail it will be challenging. As you can see above it was almost twice as long and took us less time. 

The trip is about 2 hours north of Boston, I use the AllTrails app to navigate to the trail head. The trip did take most of the day after stopping for a post hike burger and a beer. Total hike took us 4.5 hours, we brought a salad for lunch and ate it at the summit. This is the first time we brought a full meal with us and I think it was a great success. It allowed us to spend more time at the summit, usually if I cram a few cliff bars in my stomach it gives me indigestion on the hike down the mountain. That didn’t happen after eating the grilled chicken salad.

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Off to Seattle

So there will not be any weigh ins this week, I will be in Seattle for the week. I didn’t weigh myself before I left mostly because it is 5:00am and I am not thinking clearly. The airport is super busy I was surprised when it was packed! 

Had a lot of fun with my Mom we saw some wildlife. I saw a turtle sunning himself on a stump that was floating down the river.  Only was able to grab one shot.

 
Anyway next post hopefully will be how great Seattle is.

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Photography and more

I wanted to start this blog to have a place to post my photography.  So prepare for lots of nature pictures, and food I have cooked.  I am starting now from beginner so don’t expect amazing this right off the start.  I hope to do a lot more hiking this summer and snow shoeing this winter.    I will slowly be posting some pictures that I have taken and talk about some hiking and exploring around Somerville I have done.

 

 

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