Sunday, October 18, 2009

snow and ice and everything nice

Mt. Washington

We've spent most of the weekend outside again -- this time hiking at the base of Mt. Washington at Pinkham Notch in White Mountain National Forest up in NH, and today we went to Preservation Park at Poland Spring.

We saw a dusting of snow on our hike yesterday which made things fun. It was neat how winter and fall were mingling to make the atmosphere even more magical. It was one tough hike yesterday... it made today's really feel like leisurely walk in the woods. (photo above from today) However, today it's been much colder and spitting rain at us. The babe and I are happy to be in out of the cold, but big brother and my husband are still outside playing.

I'm so proud of our boys. We're pretty new to hiking, especially as much as we have been lately. Both of our boys have just taken to it and can go for miles... I'm especially proud of 2 1/2 year old Tommy! Two little troopers.

Here are more cold hiking photos... (click on images to enlarge)

I nicknamed this hill the stairmaster.

at the base of the trail... heading in to the woods at the Pinkham Notch visitors center.
We hiked on the Gulf of Slides ski trail.


Erica said...

I'm so happy to see that you are able to share such a magical environment with your family and really enjoy it! Also, very fun hat :)

CelticCastOn said...

There's nothing my kids *Boss and Molly* love more than to go for a big ole hike through the woods, lots of new things to sniff and discover. I imagine Tadpole will be the same.... minus the sniffing of course heheh we love the outdoors!

Anonymous said...

If you can do all that I can certainly take a brisk walk around the park - thanks for the inspiration!

essjay said...

The ice and snow look like fun - I'm glad it wasn't too cold to get out there and enjoy it. You are just too adorable for words in your hand knit beret!

Knittripps said...

It seems early in the year for snow but we've already seen some in Iowa. It is only a matter of time before some sticks I suppose. Time to start new mittens?

Jane said...

i feel sad that i haven't been able to visit your site more often. the boys' schedules have been kicking me in the butt. Just you wait! Your hiking pictures are great! I see you didn't make it to Rhinebeck :( neither did I. Maybe next year!