Thursday, July 13, 2023

Hiking with Tom


Today, Tom and I had our yearly hike. And again, we chose Whitecap. Always, our hikes include a wide range of topics that, at times, verge on gossip. What was supposed to be a roasting-hot summer's day turned out to be more moderate thanks to the hazy skies caused by Canadian wildfires. We talked about our current book projects, wondered how our friend Maja was doing in Washington State; we discussed national politics, dogs, and different hiking trails. Spurred on by Tom's new book project we discussed the foundational beliefs that guide our teaching practices... we also talked about the  things that wake us up at night. We spoke about family, university, sports, my van trips, as well as Tom and Beth's upcoming trip to the World Athletic Championships at the National Athletics Centre on the eastern bank of the Danube River on the south side of the city (yes, of course, I Googled that). At the head of the Black/White Trail we dined on Clif Bars, watermelon, PBJ, and water. Near the end of the trip we shared a bottle of Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent with a family that didn't look all that prepared for a hike. Hiking with Tom is a great summer memory... and Tom, if you're reading this, here's what Whitecap looks like in the fall: Hike #163: The Perfect Birthday Hike. I'm hoping to coax my friend back up from his Durham NH home to hikeWhitecap. 

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Bailey's Cairn

A favorite photo spot with the Mahoosuc
range and Sunday River in the background. 


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