Weekly Video/Photo

If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo.  I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog.  This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.

Today’s feature is a photograph of Shadow at one of the smaller waterfalls on the hike that leads to Arethusa Falls.  We were thrilled to find several smaller falls along our trek to the the main feature.  Shadow was able to dip in the water, drinking from the cold, fresh Beavis Brook.  This was definitely one of the most amazing Adventure I have gone on, and it is a day I will always cherish.  You can read more about our hike by typing in “Arethusa Falls” in the “search box”.  Enjoy this photo from one of the smaller highlights of the day.

 

Arethusa falls Shadow

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Weekly Video/Photo

If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo.  I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog.  This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.

Today’s feature is a selfie of Wilma and I at Kinsman Falls in the White Mountains.  This is definitely one of my favorite selfies with Wilma, and was taken at one of my favorite trails (although a much better one of Wilma and I then the actual Falls).  Kinsman Falls is a gorgeous waterfall, which I have hiked to on two separate occasions, twice with Shadow, and once with Shadow and Wilma.  You can read more about this Adventure by searching “White Mountains” or “The Basin Cascades Trail” as I have included this spectacular waterfall in two blogs.  We sure do LOVE the White Mountains!

 

Kinsman Falls

Weekly Video/Photo

If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo.  I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog.  This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.

Today’s feature is a photograph of Shadow and Buster at the Packard Hill Covered Bridge in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  This is probably my favorite covered bridge photographs of Shadow and Buster.  I felt this was the perfect time to post this picture as we are awaiting our favorite season, Autumn.  You can read more about our Adventure to the Packard Hill Covered Bridge by searching for it in the search box.  It can also be found in the New Hampshire section and the covered bridge section under the “Menu”.  A favorite, fantastic, Fall photograph of my boys!

 

Lebanon Buster and Shadow

Weekly Video/Photo

If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo.  I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog.  This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.

Today’s feature is a photograph of Shadow and Wilma in the Wiley Pond area in  Crawford Notch of the White Mountains. This photograph was taken in March 2018. I absolutely LOVE this location and was so excited to see this spot in winter, a totally different season then we often are out exploring the mountains. Although the Fall and Summer colors are much more vibrant I still found this spot spectacular, the scenery so varied from other seasons.  Our Adventure this day was in celebration of Wilma’s first birthday! A good excuse for a day of Adventures! You can read more about this Adventure by searching for “Wiley Pond”, definitely a must-see spot in Crawford Notch.

 

Weekly photo

Throwback Adventure – Miller State Park – New Hampshire

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

In May of 2015 Shadow, Buster and I Adventured to Miller State Park in Petersborough, New Hampshire.  Miller State is the oldest state run park in New Hampshire, and is situated on the summit and side of Pack Monadnock.  It is popular for hiking and snow-shoeing.

Shadow, Buster, and I had an energizing Adventure to Miller State Park.  There were pretty pink flowers along the path, lots of pine trees, and scenic mountains views.  The boys were quite tired from our hike so we were pleased to find a nice little spot for a shady nap along the way.  As New Englanders we are lucky to have such a vast variety of state parks to explore.  So glad we were able to visit Miller State Park (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

Heading Home After a wonderful day of hiking, my smiling boys:

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Other Tidbits, Fun, and News

I have decided to add a “History and Forts” section under the menu on my blog.  I am excited about this as we have been on many Adventures on these topics, and it will be helpful to have a separate category, especially for those history buffs out there!   Most of these are obvious History and Fort blogs, but there were a couple state parks that are categorized as “historic” so I added them to this section as well.  These blogs will continue to be listed in their relevant state, and in some cases may fall under another category (Example: if a Fort is located at a Park that also has a lighthouse it would be in the lighthouse category as well).  I thought I would share just a few of my many favorite photographs and/or Adventures.  I look forward to adding more categories in the future!

 

 

 

 

August 19, 2019 – Lost Pond Trail – New Hampshire

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Lost Pond Trail in Goreham, New Hampshire.  The Lost Pond Trail beings at the AMC Visitor Center, and is officially part of the Appalachian Mountain Trail.  It follows the Ellis River and ends at Lost Pond, providing distant views of Mount Washington.

We had a wonderful Adventure to the Lost Pond Trail on a warm summer morning.  We headed out early, planning this as our feature Adventure on a day full of many. The Lost Pond Trail began across the street from the AMC Visitor Center. It was marked with a sign, before beginning down a boardwalk, and across a marsh. Immediately there were spectacular, jaw-dropping views. This reminded me exactly why we journey on long drives for day trips to the White Mountains, like Lost Pond.

From the boardwalk the trail veered toward the right following the white and blue blazes. The trail paralleled the Ellis River, often from high above. On several occasions we headed over and through the River, cooling down in the clear River water. There were yellow wildflowers, bright mushrooms, and berries along the trail. Some sections of the trail that had boardwalks and small bridges, and there were continual rocks throughout. At one point I thought I had taken a wrong turn as the trail started gaining elevation, but soon after this gain we spotted Lost Pond from the distance.

Upon arrival at Lost Pond Shadow and Wilma posed on a rock as they checked out the views. From there we traversed down the side of the Pond, lots of large rocks, making for an interesting hike. The views were beyond picturesque the pond scattered with rocks, lilies, and breathtaking mountain views. Shadow loved his swims, and water-sitting, while Wilma continually hopped on rocks. She sometimes threw me off-balance with her athletic, and unexpected jumps. This place was so absolutely beautiful words really cannot explain. I loved that the trail followed the River, providing opportunities to wade, and lead to the beautiful Lost Pond with glorious views. The trail was very quiet, and on several occasions I thought I heard some animal voices in the distance. The only downfall was that a good portion of the trail was close to the main road, providing sounds of vehicles zooming bye. However, I can definitely say this was one of my favorite White Mountain hikes. So glad we took the trip to the Lost Pond Trail (Rating: 4.5)