Air Cleaning Plants Update

It has been 4 months since I ran my experiment on how plants affect air quality. You can read about my campaign and results here. I still have the two plants, and it is interesting to see the difference in the way they have developed. In the past 4 months I have watered the plants equally,…

Mt. Ascutney Sunrise Hike

I feel like this epic excursion from my trip to Vermont deserves its own post. We woke up at 2:00 AM to hike up Mt. Ascutney on the Brownsville trail. We started hiking at about 2:40 AM, and it took us just over 2 hours to reach the summit around 4:45 AM; we had a…

Family Vacation in Vermont

Last week I had an awesome time vacationing at the Mt. Ascutney Resort in VT with my family. One day we visited Dartmouth College and the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory. Another we spent on the Connecticut River. On our last day in VT we visited the Quechee Gorge. In between I also did…

Hiking Mt. Moosilauke

Today I went on a fantastic trip to Mt. Moosilauke with the ASD outing club! We parked at Dartmouth’s ravine lodge, then hiked a loop going up the Gorge Brook Trail, and back down the Carriage Road and Snapper Trail. This is one of my favorite hikes in the White Mountains. Enjoy these photos I…

Family Hike in the White Mountains

I had a great day hiking mountains Welch and Dickey with my family. It’s a short 5-mile loop with great views. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. The perfect trip for kicking off the summer hiking season. Enjoy these photos I took along the way.

Hiking New Hampshire’s 4000-Footers

I’ve created a google map marking all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4000-Footers. The red markers are the mountains I have yet to hike, and the blue markers are the mountains I have already conquered. In the future I plan to make individual post for my each of my outings, and I will keep this map…

Adding a Touch of Art to a Boring Nalgene

I wanted to breathe some life into my boring Nalgene water bottle. Instead of decorating with stickers as many people do, I wanted to create a piece of art that would be permanently engraved in the bottle. Here is what I did. With the idea of rock climbing in my head, I combined several images…

Experimenting with Glass Engraving

It’s early 2015 and I just got a Dremel for Christmas! The first thing I wanted to do with it was try engraving some glass. Here are some pictures of my process. I sketched a mountain range as a template for the engraving. Next I traced my template onto the glass with a sharpie. The…