New Hiking Boots

I bought my Vasque Women’s Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoe back in 2017. For my first real hike as an adult, I wore sneakers and that was actually fine on Mt. Tom in Holyoke. But for the Seven Sisters, my dad wanted me to have good boots. So I went to REI in Fenway, where selection was… Continue reading New Hiking Boots

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Hiking The Middlesex Fells Skyline Loop

For a long time, I thought you had to leave eastern Massachusetts if you wanted to really hike. And normally, that's fine by me because any excuse to get the heck out of this city is welcomed. But after a busy first half of July and then an ungodly hot weekend last week, where all… Continue reading Hiking The Middlesex Fells Skyline Loop

Hiking the Fulton Chain Trifecta – Rocky, Black Bear, and Bald/Rondaxe Mountains

We finally made it to Old Forge on my last full day of vacation. It was another early start, and the skies looked ominous, but fortunately they cleared by the time we parked the first trailhead, about 2.5 hours after leaving the cottage. The parking lot for Rocky and Black Bear Mountains is actually a… Continue reading Hiking the Fulton Chain Trifecta – Rocky, Black Bear, and Bald/Rondaxe Mountains