Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July 2019 hikes: Tom, Field, and Willey, Lincoln/Lafayette, Carrigain, Tripyramids, Carter Dome

Trish (Mom) here -- Sage made videos of all her hikes this month, but then ran out of time in terms of posting the links to her blog.  She is now at camp (CTY Carlisle) and has asked me to post them to her blog for her.  So here you go.  :)

(Mom still here) I see that Sage didn't have time to post her Carrigain video or her Carter Dome video -- I will post some photos of both hikes here so she has a record of her 4K July peaks.  Please remember folks, this blog (and Alex's) are for record-keeping purposes only.

Lincoln and Lafayette


Tom, Field, and Willey

Carter Dome, July 1, 2019:

Carrigain, July 9, 2019:

Saturday, June 22, 2019

June 2019 hikes: Carrigain, Tom Field Willey, and Cabot

Please remember to check our Alex's blog!  She and I take turns documenting our hikes.

We hiked only three days this month; we are busy with travel, trail maintenance training, and a Wilderness First Responder course (Alex).  We hiked June 17-19.

Here are links to our Carrigain June 17 hike and our Cabot June 19 hike.  I put some photos together into short videos (nothing fancy).

For Tom, Field, and Willey, Mom and I went one way while Alex went another.  You can find her trip report on her blog.  Here are pictures from the hike Mom and I did together.  These are her photos as my camera was low on batteries.

Mom and I went up Willey, across Field, and down Tom.  Here are Mom's photos:

Dropping Alex off at the Depot so she can start up Tom

Starting up Willey


the trail!

on Willey

view from Willey

on the way to Field

on Field

heading to Tom

on Tom

from Tom's viewpoint

It was a nice week of hiking!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Mount Cabot and Liberty and Flume (5/28-29/2019)

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Last Tuesday and Wednesday, Mom, Alex, and I did Mount Cabot and Liberty and Flume.  They were beautiful hikes! We created YouTube videos showing pictures and videos from the hikes.  Here is the one about Cabot, and here is the one about Liberty and Flume.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Galehead, South Twin, North Twin (5-7-2019)

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Last Sunday, Mom, Alex, and I did a wonderful hike of Galehead, South Twin, and North Twin. We had to wear snowshoes most of the way, and I postholed often even while wearing them.  Here is the link to the YouTube Video!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Mount Cabot via Bunnell Notch Trail, April 13th, 2019

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Here is the link to our YouTube video documenting today's hike of Mount Cabot.  In the video, we review Colorado Aromatics Foot Butter.  I really liked it for relaxing my feet after a hike!  It smells amazing, and feels very nice on my skin.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

YouTube Channel! Also, April Tripyramids 2019

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We now have a YouTube Channel -- Alex and Sage Hike the 4Ks.  Alex and I feel this might be a more time-efficient way for us to document our hikes from now on.  We are both so busy with schoolwork and other extracurriculars, that we worry we might fall behind if we stick to just blogging.  We will both still post to our blogs though, even if sometimes it is just to post the YouTube link to our latest hike.

Also, don't forget we have an Instagram account (alexsagehike4ks) and a Facebook page (Sisters Hiking).

Here is our recent Tripyramids report, filmed by Alex (I will film the next one).

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Moriah. March 16, 2019

Stony Brook and Carter-Moriah Trails.  10 miles roundtrip with 3074 feet of elevation gain.

Alex and I alternate writing trip reports, so make sure to check out Alex's blog at http://www.alexinthewhitemountains.com/.  Also, I recently finished my winter 4Ks, so check out the blog post for that hike here.

Mom, Alex, and I started in daylight.  The trails were relatively soft, so we had to use snowshoes the whole way.  It was surprisingly warm on the lower half of the trail.  It was, too me, the warmest it has been on a hike all winter. 

We headed up...

Alex and I covered in snow...

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

When we got farther up, and we started getting closer to the summit, Mom, Alex, and I were above the trees sometimes, as the snowpack was so high.

After a while, we got to the summit!  It was cold, so we went down a little bit before having a snack.

There weren't any views, but we thought it was beautiful anyway.

Mom and Alex on the summit...


We headed all the way back down, and then drove home.  It was a relatively fast, but enjoyable, hike.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Garfield. February 19, 2019

Road walk, Garfield Trail,  11 miles round trip with around 3150 feet of elevation gain.

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This week I am a stretched for time with my schoolwork, so I am just going to write a summary paragraph of the hike and then include the pictures.

Mom, Alex, and I started after sunrise at the start of the road leading to the Garfield Trail trailhead.  After walking a mile, we started up the trail.  We were wearing snowshoes, as the snow was still soft.   All of us wore snowshoes for the entire hike.  We got to the halfway point, then to the switchbacks, and then to the intersection.  There, we layered up, then continued to the exposed summit.  On our way, we accidentally took a wrong turn and went up the wrong side of the summit cone.  We had to wade through deep snow and get through some tricky bits, but we eventually made it to the summit and the old hotel structure.  Alex, Mom, and I got a snack and then headed down. 

Photo by Trish Herr