Monday, May 3, 2010

It never gets old...

Hello world and welcome to my new Blog, “Live Free and Hike”. I’ve never blogged before but certainly catch myself reading other hiking blogs on a regular basis. So I figured, what the heck, why not give it a try. I hope you enjoy it. I promise to share my thoughts and adventures often.

My wife, Jill, and I started really hiking New Hampshire less than a year ago and we have taken a passion for it. Sure, we had hiked a few smaller mountains prior to this point, but it was one particular hike that inspired us. My buddy recommended Welch-Dickey, so we decided to check it out. The views were incredible and we’ve never looked back since.

Views on Welch Mountain

The main reason we hike is because that feeling never gets old. You know the feeling I mean. It’s the feeling you get when you walk out from a tree covered path onto the open cliff summit of Mt. Willard. You are met with a breathtaking view of the Crawford Notch which humbles you and fills you full of peacefulness. For a moment, even if it is only a short moment, you can be stress free and leave the real world behind. That’s the feeling. That’s the feeling that never gets old.

One day, as I tell my wife all the time, we will retire to Jackson, NH and have the Whites in our own backyard. Then we will be able to enjoy their wonder on a daily basis rather than just on the weekends. But for now, we will have to settle on being New Hampshire day hikers…leaving no trace behind!


1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I'm starting at the beginning and I'm going to work my way thru your blog. NH looks so inviting and I want to read more. I enjoyed your link to Mt. Willard with all your trail and hiking information - excellent.