Monday, December 31, 2012

snowshoeing on New Year's eve

While John was cross country skiing,

 I enjoyed snowshoeing.
I had a blast. I'm 9 month pregnant, the meadow is flat so no impact, perfect aerobic exercise while enjoying views and the cool air. It was great ! 

Friday, December 28, 2012


Yesterday it snowed about 10".
So I've decided to do a snowman, which I haven't done for a long long time. 
I let my inspiration flow, and I end up doing a snowman which looks like more than stupa than anything else ;-)

My snowman
Stupa in the Kumbu - Nepal

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012


Our Christmas tree is really nice.
Thanks to John's Christmas ornaments. They are so cute.
They represent various sports that we do and love
(e.g. a rock climbing shoe, a backpack, a snowshoe, a kayak .... )




Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Connecticut Foliage - a BLISS .... !

Breathtaking view from our house

Gillette Castle Park 
Where I do my pregnancy hike : Flat and easy terrrain, perfect to enjoy a safe walk and take our dog out

The forest seems on fire

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kayaking along the Connecticut River - End of September

John and I had a blast kayaking on the Connecticut River

We able to enjoy it couple time in September

It was very beautiful! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Labor Day - Hike to Mount Mansfield

Happy Labor Day

It is the first time that I go to a ski resort during the summer when there is no snow.  It is surprisingly extremely enjoyable.
Between hiking, mountain biking for John and Spa for me in the afternoon, we had an excellent time. I'm almost 6 months so I can still enjoy easy hikes ;-)


Day 1, we hiked along a ski slope for few hours. We enjoyed a nice clear weather. It was very pretty  

Day 2, we hiked up from the bottom of the Stowe's ski resort to the top of Mount Mansfield, highest peak in Vermont. Both days were amazing !

Rocky section. Nothing major but John as to carry our dog ;-)

View on the way up to Mount Mansfield - Breathtaking

The panoramic view at the top of Mount Mansfield is outstanding.
At my left: I could see the Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks
And at my right: I could the Mount Washington, its top in the cloud
Mt Mansfield Map

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hike to the top of Mount Madison in New Hampshire

We start our hike to Mount Madison by walking few hours in the forest. The forest is very green, full of vegetation, it is very enjoyable ;-)  
!Watch out for bears!

The terrain is moderate with some rocky steep sections

Happy Couple

Spectacular Views .... Breathtaking

He did such a good job but tired, our Wallace needs to cool off

Sophie at the top of Mount Madison

When small lakes are mirrors ....

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mount Washington Climb via the Boott Spur Trail

With my husband John and our dog, we climbed Mount Washington(highest peak in the Northeastern United States) via the Boott Spur Trail 3 weeks ago.

We had a great time. The views above the tree line were quite spectacular.

I'm almost 5 months pregnant so we took it easy, walked slowly, drank plenty of water and took lots of breaks. It was just perfect!

Our altitude gain from our starting point to the top of Mount Washington is about 3,000ft or 1.000m

On the way down, we got cut in a storm. Rain was heavy and rocks were slippery. We could hear the thunders getting closer; we rushed down to reach the tree line. Fortunately the lightings changed direction and we finished the hike under the rain. Thanks to our good Gortex, the rain did not bother us. We had a very good day.

DETAILS Boot Spur: The Boott Spur Trail is a longer route to the summit. It climbs the ridge between the Gulf of Slides and Tuckerman Ravine, which means you will be above treeline for a much longer period of time. On nice days, this can be a wonderful, less crowded way to go. Wikipedia:  

DETAILS Mount Wahington: Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m), famous for dangerously erratic weather. For 76 years, until 2010, a weather observatory on the summit held the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth's surface, 231 mph (372 km/h) (or 103 m/s), on the afternoon of April 12, 1934. Before European settlers arrived, the mountain was known as Agiocochook, or "Home of the Great Spirit".

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pregnancy Glow

After a first tough 1st trimester,
I am now enjoying the pregnancy glow.
I've got my energy back !!!!

4 months ;-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pakistan SUMMIT fever: K2 jackpot

Seven Summit Treks led by Dawa Sherpa reportedly put about 20 people including 10 Sherpa on K2 top today at at 10.55 am, most climbing on O2.