Hiking the Franconia Ridge

There are arguably few hikes in New Hampshire as popular as the Franconia Ridge.  Convenient trail access, water falls and the promise of spectacular 360 degree vistas draw tourists and locals alike.  Despite the likelihood of a crowded trail, this is a must-hike for anyone visiting or living in New Hampshire. To start this strenuous…

Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon 2012: a review

I ran the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon on Sept. 31 for the second year in a row.  Over the past week, I’ve mulled over my experiences at the race and decided to write a review of the race.  I’ll break this down into the good and the bad. The good: I love the course, for several…