Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Amoses and the Three Bears (minus one)

Hello there. We are in Hanover, NH which is right on the VT/NH border. We are excited about leaving NH and hiking in a different state tomorrow. We have just finished 110 miles in 8 days, pretty good for us. As the title tells, we saw a couple black bears on our hike, two little black bear cubs up in the trees. One id pictured above. We never did see momma; however, we didn't stick around to wait on her either. So our animal count is two bears, two moose, three snowshoe rabbits, toads, snakes, partridge, mosquitoes, etc. Our trip has been enjoyable. The picture above is of a shelter that we stayed in, the Hexacuba. Also, you have have heard about the Old Man in the Mountain in New Hampshire -- his nose has fallen off in the past few years. But Heath and I found and took a picture of his son, if you notice in the picture above! :) That is it for now. God bless.
P.S. We went to church at the little church in Glencliff, NH (11 members) and were blessed to be invited to the minister's home for a fantastic roast chicken dinner!! Yummy.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Week 1 - Hiking in White Mountains

We have just finished our first 66 miles, over the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our start day was delayed at Mt. Washington, due to a biker holiday, when no vehicles are allowed up the mountain except motorcycles. So we started on Tuesday morning, when the weather was sunny and beautiful. We had great weather all 5 days. We climbed a lot of big uphills and steep downhills for our first few days out and now we are feeling pretty wiped out. We were above treeline for the last time and will miss the amazing views of the Appalachain Mountains. But we are thankful to be moving on to some smoother ground, as well as having legs and feet that are used to all the walking. We will miss the moose and wildlife of Maine and NH - we've already seen 2 moose, 3 snowshoe rabbits, a partridge, lots of frogs and little harmless snakes and a beautiful woodpecker. We have posted a few pictures of the fantastic scenery we pass by each day and a few other things. We are in Glencliff, NH for the night to shower, eat and restock! Thanks for your prayers. By the way, we have a new niece, Annabelle Good Dahlstrom, born on Sunday morning, one week ago. Praise God!!