Black Bear Lodge
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... not finding any showers and multiple attempts with a few hotels we decided to stop a truckers stop and shower. Other than the smell of smoke it was surprisingly not that bad and we finally felt clean. We then drove through Massachusetts with some traffic delays and eventually made it to New Hampshire where we drove out east to catch the US 1. We ended up finding a nice place to stay in the Hampton’s…in a parking ...
... oil change. I noticed the accents changing a bit since we traveled into New Hampshire. They sound a lot more Boston-ish… with caaah instead of car and such. Over all people seem to be very friendly and welcoming to us in these small towns out east.
The campfire menu late that evening included a pie iron of 3 slices of bread intertwined with red and green pepper and pepper jack cheese. I burnt the bread terribly. Anything over ...
... t want to hike back down, we figured we could grab a lift from someone.
On the east side, there were two trail options for reaching the summit: Lions Head or Tuckerman Ravine. Locals told us there was too much snow on the Tuckerman trail, so the Lion's Head was recommended. Too much snow?! Hell yes!
Hayley, not having seen snow before, was excited (rightfully so) and wanted to taking the 'snow route'. We had not expected to ...
... side. First, Hayley whipped up a delicious spaghetti bolognese for dinner, which we enjoyed on the back deck of the cottage. Lucky Owen! Second, Larry, the owner of the cottage, agreed to let Owen borrow his hiking boots. How fitting that Larry wears the same size shoe as Owen. And the luck keeps going. Yvonne, Larry's wife, wears the same size shoe as Hayley. Equipped with our apparel and map for tomorrow's hike, we called it a relatively early night, and retired ...
... outlet store and got some cheap cycling gear. There are many outlet stores here selling just about everything and this must be an extremely popular place for shoppers as well as hikers and, skiers in the winter. No wonder there were so many people here for the long weekend. There is a lot of accommodation here ranging from quaint B and B's to enormous hotels so it must get very crowded in the summer. ...
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