Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall in Pisgah State Park


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View from hubbard Hill Vista- looking toward VT
 
Heading up Hubbard Hill


Baker Pond

Griffin swims in the fall!


Baker Pond

Heading up Reservoir Road


View from Reservoir Road - Mt Monadnock on the left


from reservoir road

Trail Split





the beaver pond behind our house on Winchester road


Thursday, September 29, 2011

PISGAH MTN Trail Races 2011

It was a beautiful day to run in Pisgah State Park!  Congrats to all who participated.  Results posted on Coolrunning... http://www.coolrunning.com/results/11/nh/Sep18_Pisgah_set1.shtml

Some race reports on the blogosphere are posted here as I find them...and if you have one post them in the comments!!  Here are a few...

Jonny Hammett ran his first 50K... http://southcountytrails.blogspot.com/2011/09/pisgah-mountain-trail-run-50k-2011.html

Clint Joslyn ran a few extra miles... http://cjoslyn.blogspot.com/2011/09/pisgah-23k-or-perhaps-30k-if-you-dont.html

Jim Johnson...with good pictures... http://doublejrunning.blogspot.com/2011/09/pisgah-mountain-50k.html

Kevin Tilton... http://kltilton.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-idiot-pisgah-50k-race-report.html

Amber and Danny Ferreira... http://irongirlandultrarunningboy.blogspot.com/

Greg Hammett ... http://pisgahtwin.blogspot.com/2011/09/pisgah-mtn-50k-aka-usatf-ne-50k-trail.html

VIDEO of the split about 2 miles into the race....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpsIWsnswns


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BEEC’s Hike-A-Thon to Benefit Vermont Disaster Relief and Conservation Initiatives

The Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center is proud to be hosting its first annual Fall Hike-A-Thon on Sunday, October 9th  from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.  BEEC is even more proud to announce that a portion of the monies raised for this event will benefit Irene Disaster Relief efforts along with supporting BEEC’s Conservation Initiatives. With your help participating in this healthy hiking event, we hope to bolster and conserve the vitality of Windham County’s community and natural beauty.
 
The Hike Route is roughly nine miles in length, and will take hikers across town from the Retreat Meadows near downtown Brattleboro, to BEEC in West Brattleboro. Trail runners are encouraged to register, and there will also be a half-hike version available that will be roughly 4 miles in length. Registration and more information can be found on our website http://www.beec.org/ or by calling 257-5785.
 
Thank you for your help!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SUMMER in Pisgah State Park

Right now we avoid most of the park for running because the deer flies are pretty brutal, but Kilburn Loop is great running on a cool summer morning....and a swim too!











Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring in Pisgah State Park

Griffin and I ran for a couple hours through Pisgah State Park on Mother's Day.  It was a beautiful morning! 


Bridge at Fullam Pond

Fullam Pond


"Moose-Lookout" off of South Woods Trail.  Greg calls it that because it seems like there should be a moose standing out there.  (Also where he proposed to me...:) )


Griffin standing on old foundation on Horseshoe Road; I was drinking some gatorade and deciding if we really wanted to venture out do to the mini-vistas loop....

We did continue on... this is Mount Monadnock from Reservoir Road.

Griffin getting wet in Baker Pond.

Storm clouds seen from the Hubbard Hill Vista...good thing we were close to home

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Almost Spring in Pisgah State Park

There's still snow on the trails and they aren't in the best condition for running, but a walk on a spring afternoon with the wolves is always nice!

Pisgah Twins checking out the tree damage
Wolves following the trail

Jimmy and Griffin


Griffin's version of the Putney Plunge

Rushing snow melt

Evidence of Pileated Woodpeckers

A MUCH BETTER picture of the woodpecker's work...thanks Greg. :)


Not technically in Pisgah State Park, but this Barred Owl probably lives in there somewhere.  In this picture he/she's in our backyard on Winchester Road, which is on the trail race course so I figured that counts enough to be on the blog!
  

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winter in Pisgah State Park

Sunday afternoon I took Griffin, Greg Hammett's running partner, for a hike in Pisgah State Park.  I parked at the Horseshoe Trailhead and went down Horseshoe Road. The Chesterfield and Horseshoe Roads are well packed by snowmobiles, but where there are snowmobile tracks- there are snowmobiles, so we took the Habitat Trail (where the 50Kers turn left during the race) and went up a previously untraveled trail to the beaver pond.  Griffin broke trail for me.  We explored a little and then came back and went a ways down South Woods Trail.  South Woods has a pretty good packed trail for snow shoes and skiing- we passed a couple skiers on our way out.

Griffin in the deep snow on Habitat Trail


First Bridge (going int he direction of the 50K course) on South Woods Trail


Griffin breaking trail on the Habitat Trail


Griffin checking out the beaver snow lodge




A lookout from South Woods Trail - always looks like there should be a moose out there no matter what season


Snowshoeing on South Woods Trail


More South Woods Trail; Griffin coming back for me in the center....