Tagged: hike

Connecticut Animal Tracks

Whether you’ve been hiking or just sitting in your own backyard, you have most likely come across markings left behind by wildlife. Some animal tracks are blatantly obvious while others are not so much....

Ten Essential Systems for Camping and Hiking

You may not realize that you need to have these things with you while you’re hiking until something happens… Be sure to carry The Mountaineer’s newest list of essential systems on your next outdoor...

Acadia National Park: Flying Mountain

Come on, let’s do another hike! Yes, I was in all likelihood delirious. I had been awake since 2:00AM, hiked Cadillac Mountain, toured the Park Loop Road, and was now trying to convince Jayne...

Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain

I usually avoid doing anything that requires me to wake up at 2AM. I’m a 9 hours of sleep a night kinda girl. But if you want to hike up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia...

Devil’s Den Nature Preserve

Don’t let the name fool you, Devil’s Den is a beautiful Nature Preserve located in Weston & Redding, Connecticut. At 1,756 acres, including 20 miles of trails, Devil’s Den is the largest continuous property...

Mt. Cardigan, New Hampshire

“Look at all of the kids!” I couldn’t believe my eyes when we passed what had to be an entire class of elementary school kids coming down Mt. Cardigan. “How awesome would it have...

Ashley’s Grand Canyon Adventure

Although goodbyes are often hard as friends slowly start moving away and settling down, more recently I’m seeing this as an opportunity to visit new places. A few months back a friend of mine...

Picking up after your dog on the trail

There aren’t many things worse then being on a trail run and stepping in dog poop. Right up there on the list is seeing poop bags off to the side, littering the trails. Just...