For the last month or so, I haven’t been the best blogger. I haven’t posted in over a month and I’m losing followers on my blog for that reason, I would assume. I also haven’t been as active in reading other’s blogs or the hiking forums for that matter. The truth is, I’ve just been really busy and posting material hasn’t been the highest priority as of lately. Family, work and school have pretty much monopolized all my time. Getting outdoors on the trail seems to be a thing of the past these days and writing about my passion for it has taken an even further backseat. Anyway, I hope you still come by and visit Live Free and Hike now and then despite my absence. I hope to start getting content up again soon and have some stuff in the works for reviews and giveaways. This weekend, with the nice weather, I’m hoping that Jill, Lylah and I can get out for a short hike in the seacoast area which I’ll gladly share a report of.
So, what do I have coming up? Well, I’m reading two great books right now (yes, two!). One is Following Atticus by Tom Ryan which has been an absolute pleasure to read. I’m almost through with it now and hope to have a book review out shortly (I am such a slooooowww reader…sorry Tom!). Another is UP by Trish Herr. I was super lucky to get an early copy of this book and hope to have a book review out sometime next month. Also as far as books go, I won a copy of The Will to Climb by Ed Viesturs over on the blog, New England Outside. It looks like an awesome read and can’t wait to jump into it. Finally, my wife got me This Grand and Magnificent Place: The Wilderness Heritage of the White Mountains by Christopher Johnson. This looks like an awesome book that has detailed stories of the historical White Mountains. Tom Ryan actually recommended it to me and I can’t wait to start this one too.
What else can you expect to see on Live Free and Hike NH in the months to come? Well, as I mentioned before, I ‘m working on some giveaway opportunities, which are always fun for all. Also, I’m hoping to run my first 5k in the upcoming months, so I’ll share with you some of my adventures in this journey to get there (5k is a short distance for most…but long for me :) ). As the temperatures rise, we obviously hope to get Lylah out in the woods more and more, and show her the beauty of New Hampshire’s wilderness. These trips will always be posted here, as you would expect! We have some stay-cations planned to the Whites in the upcoming months and I will certainly keep you in the loop on our activity. Finally, I’ve made the decision that when next winter approaches, and the snow begins to fall again, I going to learn how to snowboard! I really want to learn to do it correctly (as I’ve done it before, incorrectly), and I’m not getting any younger, so I’m just going to do it. Again, I’ll share those experiences here as well.
As readers, I hope you don’t mind me widening my scope of this blog to other activities that I do in New Hampshire that isn’t focused on just hiking, such as running or snowboarding. They are outdoor activities nonetheless and think they somewhat fit in with the outdoor theme and my love for New Hampshire. Now that I’ve given you an idea of what I’ve been doing as well as what I plan on doing in the near future, I better get back to my Financial Management homework. I’ll be finishing up this class in just a short couple weeks and will then be doubling up with two tough courses to finish up my MBA for good. Finishing this course work up couldn’t come at a better time for me, as it falls in what I think is the best hiking time, just after the black flies are gone!
See you on the trails and thanks for your continuing to visit Live Free and Hike!