Posts By: chris

Walking sideways on the mountain

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Yet another trail in the hiking diaries It’s getting later in the fall. And I’m trying to beat the snow and frigid cold with hiking every trail on the mountain. This hike, because I didn’t wake up early enough, I picked a relatively short trail. The rest of Bicentennial Trail. But it was a little… Read more »

West road story

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So far, my favorite hike in the hiking diaries. I wrote this post. It was part of this hike, which I am writing many days (okay, weeks) after hiking it. I wanted to take both dogs, so didn’t want to hike a skinny trail. There are a few dirt roads that are part of the… Read more »

Heading North

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Today the two dogs and I hiked North Road. North Road is on the far side of the mountain (from my house). It takes a good 10 minutes, maybe longer, to drive there. I know, I know, aren’t I lucky to be able to hike a mountain with a short 10 minute drive? Spoiled, I… Read more »

A quirky girl

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As I was brushing my teeth the other day, and thinking about some of the people I’ve really been drawn to in my life (most of them outspoken and completely authentic and not into the status quo), and realized that some other people in my life would probably NOT relate to them (and haven’t), this is… Read more »

Walking in the Light

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It’s been a heavy couple of weeks. And yesterday was especially heavy. Lots of people needing lots of prayers. Ever since letting go of man’s teachings of God and asking him to show me who he is, I’ve had a bit of a struggle. It’s almost like the words and beliefs that brought me so… Read more »

Manifesting porcupines

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A bit of hiking diary excitement. A couple of days ago – I’ve been meaning to write this before now – I looked at the map to see what trails I still need to hike this fall. There was that little bit of Jack Frost trail we didn’t get to, and since I hit the… Read more »

West Side Story

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Another episode of the hiking diaries… Today I returned to the trails. I avoid Wachusett on the weekends, especially the leaf peeping season. SO crowded. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember that today was Columbus day. This is what I saw when I reached the top: That doesn’t look like a lot of people, but that’s only the… Read more »

A new twist on a familiar trail

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Episode 4 of The Hiking Diaries. The plan was to hike to the top of the mountain starting on an old familiar trail – Echo Lake, to High Meadow, to Jack Frost and beyond. I went with my friend Dot, again. And the dogs, of course. Things didn’t go as planned. We were afraid we… Read more »

The “Windmill” Trail

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Episode 3 of The Hiking Diaries. Today I hiked Harrington Trail. It is another trail that goes all the way to the top of Mount Wachusett. Another characteristic of this trail is that you can branch off to see the windmills, and you can also see them from a vista along the way. And lastly, it is… Read more »

Bolton to the top

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Episode 2 of The Hiking Diaries Today was a do-over of my first attempt to hike Bolton Pond Trail. But, because I took a vacation this week, I had more time and decided to go to the top. Took me about 2 1/2 hours round trip, with lots of stops to take pictures and untwist… Read more »