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August 10, 2009

Surviving the World

Filed under: hiking, Internet — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 12:00 pm

I was planning on linking to this webcomic in a large Link-love style post but this morning they posted something that is so true to my life that I had to share. Surviving the World is a webcomic about all sorts of random life situations.

Today’s post (Lesson 414) is about hiking. And the situation which  our group of friends often jokes about is that hiking partners have a purpose. We need to have someone to eat if we get lost.

Check them out.

Surviving the World - Lesson 414

Surviving the World - Lesson 414

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July 13, 2009

Welsh-Dickey Loop

Filed under: Clothes, Dogs, hiking, Vibram FiveFingers — Tags: , , , — Miriam @ 10:41 pm

We are still stuck on events from last weekend. We hiked the 4.5 mile Welsh-Dickey Loop.  It had been one of my first time hiking actual peaks in a while.  For a 4.5 mile hike the views were simply amazing.
View from WelshView from Welsh

View from DickeyView from Dickey

Also, being located in the Southern White Mountains (Waterville Valley region), off I-93, the loop is an easy drive from Boston. The earliest view point is probably a mile or so from the parking lot.

Welsh-Dickey Loop

The peaks are very ledgy. There are even boulders for my husband to play on. In the picture below he chose to Chimney above the trail.

Welsh-Dickey Loop

It’s a really nice trail for a family. Cooper loved the trails and the crowds.

Welsh-Dickey Loop

Welsh-Dickey Loop

Welsh-Dickey LoopWelsh from Dickey

The mountains had these pretty pink wildflowers all over them. I really should study native botany so I know what kinds of flowers I’m blogging about.

Welsh-Dickey Loop

I did all 4.5 miles in the Vibram FiveFingers. The bottoms of my feet felt great (which the large flat ledges probably helped) and I was mostly feeling the muscle fatigue in my upper shins. This corresponds fatigue from the extra use of my toes in walking. So I’d say the biomechanics experiment is working.

Welsh-Dickey Loop

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