See entry of July 14th for more info. I still haven't decided whether to make a card from this, but I probably will make some small cards for the next craft show in November.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The lodge (Tall Timber) was pleasant and the owner brought his German short hair pointers with him and we played with them a bit. That was fun and brought fond memories of our last dog, Tova. I thought I would be sad, but I was o.k.
Lots of signs at border and on the trail. I was able to read most of the French, but had to look up one word (for trapping) when we got home. No fishing, hunting, or trapping etc. The trail was steep and rocky, but we had our hiking shoes and poles. It started raining on the way back and we were glad we had rain jackets.
Joe did some fishing at First Connecticut Lake, but it was overcast and drizzling. We didn't stay long. Saw ducks and loons. Also maple trees with red and orange leaves already. Autumn comes early to the great north woods.
On the way up, we took a side road so we could see the pretty waterfall there, Beaver Brook. It was a good trip and tomorrow it's back to work again.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Next week we are going north, to the tippy top of New Hampshire (Pittsburg, bordering Quebec) and I will have time for some sketching. It has been a very busy summer, with hiking, family, gardening (all good stuff) and I have had little time for art. I hope to get some good photos of moose. The last time we were there, we saw many of them along Route 3 (a/k/a Moose Alley).
I have signed up for three craft shows in November/December. I will have to prepare more cards and prints for those. I think I'll bring one or two original pieces with me as well.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Beautiful day hike in the Holderness/Campton/Squam Lake area with Dina and Joe on Monday, August 9th. Lots of rock and ledge to scramble over but it was worth it for the view. Dina gave us some technical pointers. I posted more photos on Facebook, just a few here. No more uphill hikes for a while. Our feet need a bit of a rest. My legs are fine and we'll still do some easy, flat or hilly trails the next few weeks, but not our granite and rock trails.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
First we stopped at Ski Fanatics in Campton and I bought a hiking stick (Whistle Creek). That was much more helpful on the trails than my trekking pole. It is nice and sturdy and helped a great deal on both the uphill and downhill terrain.
According to the trail map, the Drake's Brook trail to the connection with the Sandwich Mountain trail is 3.2 miles, another .2 miles to Jennings Peak. The downhill is marked on the sign as 2.5 miles going from the connection back down through Noon Peak and to the parking lot. Personally, I don't believe the signage either. This was our longest hike ever and I'm glad it wasn't as hot and humid as the last two weekends.
I put more pictures up on Facebook, just a few here.