Category Archives: Hike Photos

Where in the woods am I?

A view near the top.

The sun was shining on March 27, but it didn’t feel a thing like spring. The high temperature of the day was in the low 30s. But it was the best day, weather-wise, of the week, so it was time for me to go hiking. After rubbing some Musher’s Secret wax on my dog Oreo’s […]

Where in the woods am I?

Oreo and I looking at the view.

Spring is around the corner, but it doesn’t seem to be warming up just yet. In fact, the cold was a bit of a problem on Sunday, when Derek and I planned to go hiking. We originally planned to hike a mountain near Greenville, but the predicted high temperature for the day was 17 degrees […]

Where in the woods am I?

I teach Oreo tree climbing.

On Sunday, I played hooky from the Brewer Cabin Fever Reliever to go hiking with Oreo and HB (hiking buddy Derek). I was sad to miss the second day of the show (I had such a great time on Saturday), but the weather warmed up a bit Sunday, and Oreo needed some outdoor playtime. See if […]

Where in the woods am I?

Pileated woodpecker flying.

Time for Monday’s outdoor-related guessing game — which will be posted every other week from now on. On Saturday, I put on my snowshoes, grabbed some poles and set out over the crunchy snow to explore a nearby trail that’s great for both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing this time of year. Check out the photo […]

Where in the woods am I?

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Everything’s looking a bit gloomy outside lately — with the old, melting snow and bare and broken trees from the recent ice storms. So when it came time for the weekly hike on Friday, I chose a spot that I figured would be beautiful no matter what season or weather. View the photo gallery below […]

Where in the woods am I?

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Clumps of snow stuck to the windshield as I drove to a hiking destination Saturday, with Derek in the passenger seat and our dog Oreo lounging in the backseat. Slush was rapidly building up on the roads, so we decided to stay close to home for our snowy walk. See if you recognize the forest […]

Where in the woods am I?

Oreo rests on one of the benches located in the trail network.

Oreo (my dog) and I went for a pleasant woods walk Friday on a trail network not far from our home in Brewer. The day was overcast and a bit rainy, so I was surprised to see four vehicles parked at the trailhead upon our arrival. Oreo walked by two fellow dogs (also on leash), […]

Where in the woods am I?

Some of these rocks don't look quite natural.

Is it spring already? After a week of insanely cold weather, Mother Nature is taking pity on us, it seems. Yesterday, temperatures rose to the 40s and the sun was shining when Derek and I hiked a trail by the ocean with our dog Oreo. Even with the wind blowing off the water, we found […]

Where in the woods am I?

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I waited all week for the temperature to climb above the single digits so I could get outside with my dog Oreo and not worry about things like frostbite and hypothermia. Sunday was the day. The sun was out, and by 1 p.m., the temperatures had climbed to a balmy 32 degrees F. Oreo, Derek […]

Where in the woods am I?

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All the ice and snow made for an especially beautiful hike last week, though we had to be careful of the ice-laden trees. We didn’t see any fall, but we knew it was a possibility. Check out the photos from the trip and see if you recognize the trail. And since everything is covered with […]