Monthly Archives: December 2011

Camping trip fill in the blank

If you don’t want to read about my miserable morning, skip to the third paragraph. (Hint: This is the first paragraph.) I had one of those mornings. I went through the drive-through for a coffee and my window was frozen shut. Then I couldn’t find my debit card so I had to open my door […]

Watch out for ice

Winter is here, sort of. There is ice out there, if not much snow. So watch out for it. I’m assuming some of my blog readers/viewers are as clumsy as I am, and so I feel obligated to show you these video clips that I left out of my “One-minute hike” of Mount Megunticook (yes, […]

Abracadabra! OK, now drink.

Working as a family-owned outfitter is a lot like working at a hardware store in that you have to know what you’re talking about. If you don’t, your customers might die. And usually, in both worlds, the employees have to use the products to understand them. That means that you either become passionate about the […]

Why do I take foot photos?

Photo by Aisilnn Sarnacki. I introduce hiking buddy Ben Robie into the art of foot photos. We are sitting on a ledge on Knife Edge during the summer of 2010. Why: It's my favorite spot on Knife Edge because you can sit down and dangle your legs over a drop that is more than 1,000 feet with no danger of falling.

As a photographer, I know that I tend to take photos when I reach the summit of a mountain. Even if clouds are obscuring my vision beyond five feet, I’ll take a photo, just to prove I’ve been there. Looking through my folders of photos, all safely stored on my external hard drive, I notice […]