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    The Basin – Sunday Snapshots

    Since moving up here, we’ve heard people mention the Basin. Ryan’s class even had a picnic there when a road closure prevented them from getting to their field trip destination. A few Sundays ago, we didn’t have any plans, so we went for a little drive. As we drove past the sign for the Basin (about 15 minutes from our house), we decided to stop and see what it was. Who knew we could find so much beauty for free right on the side of the highway? We didn’t even have to hike in, it was just right there for anyone to enjoy (which is good because a few of…

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    Devil’s Hopyard – Tuesday Tour Guide

    The Devil’s Hopyard is a site in the White Mountain National Forest.  When my friends first asked if we wanted to hike to the Devil’s Hopyard with them, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into.  The name sounds intimidating, but the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide classifies it as an easy hike that is relatively short and flat (only 2.6 miles round trip and 250 feet of elevation gain). The trailhead begins at South Pond Recreation Area in Stark, New Hampshire.  The Day Use Area there features a beach, picnic tables and grills.  There is a $7/car fee to access the Day Use Area, but since we were…

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    The Devil’s Hopyard – Sunday Snapshots

    Recently we had the chance to hike to the Devil’s Hopyard with friends.  The trail is located in the White Mountain National Forest and is accessed from South Pond in Stark, NH.  The name sounded ominous, but it turned out to be a gorgeous and fairly easy hike!   Keep your eyes out for a more detailed post and description of our hike to the Devil’s Hopyard on Tuesday!   This blog is participating in the Sundays in my City link up.  To see photo posts from other bloggers’ communities, click the button below.

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    Pine Hill Trail – Tuesday Tour Guide

    The Pine Hill Trail is one of my favorite places in Littleton.  Located only a few blocks above Main Street, the trail allows residents (and visitors) to have the best of both worlds.  Here it is possible to live in the heart of a walkable and vibrant town, but also walk down the street and spend the day hiking and exploring the woods.  Pine Hill Trail is not the most impressive trail in the area.  We are after all, in the White Mountains with hundreds if not thousands of amazing trails right at our doorstep.  Yet, it is still a really great trail, and it is so nice to not…

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    Pine Hill Trail – Sunday Snapshots

    Living in the White Mountains, there are countless hiking trails all around me.  Here in Littleton, we have some great local trails right in our backyard.  Pine Hill Trail is one of those.  It is a one-mile, fairly easy hike. However, it goes by some cool local sites and connects to the more extensive PRKR MTN trails. Saoirse decided to try hiking on foot instead of my back for the first time ever when I went to take pictures of the trail. It is a very manageable hike for her, but she decided she was more interested in picking up sticks and playing with acorns.  We didn’t make it very…