Friday, February 9, 2018

Feb 21 talk, and January update

We have another talk coming up at AMC's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center -- February 21 at 8pm.  Stop by, have a listen, and say hello!

Alex and I had a wonderful time at the AMC's 2018 Summit in Norwood, MA last month.  Alex gave a mini-talk at the end of my talk, and she answered questions from the audience.

Sage had prepared a mini-talk as well, but unfortunately she woke up with a 102 degree fever that morning.  A few days later she seemed better, but then she took a severe turn for the worse.  Turns out she had pneumonia.  She is doing better now and is slowly getting back out there -- and by that I mean doing regular things like karate practice and walking down the street.  It will be a couple more weeks before she is ready to hike a 4K, and when she does hike again, we will need to go slowly.  She will eventually be strong and fast and her usual self, but it will take a while for her to build back her strength.  During the next couple of weeks, Alex and I will have to hike without her.  She doesn't mind, as she has two more years than Alex does to finish the Grid; even if Sage doesn't hike at all during the month of February, she still has time to finish before leaving for college.  Alex, on the other hand, needs to get her hikes in sooner rather than later.  We hope to have Sage with us again on the trails in March.

You can find trip reports of the hikes we did in January on Alex's blog, Alex in the White Mountains.  Our January 2018 peaks were the Tripyramids (with Sage, three weeks before she became ill), and Lafayette/Lincoln (also with Sage, one week before she became ill).

Franconia Ridge in the clouds

Coming down the Tripyramids
Also, check out the GraniteGals interviews for January!  Alex interviewed Jen Lemire and her daughter, Bella Dalzell.

Alex keeps almost weekly updates on her blog now, so take a look over there for more steady news.  Also, check out Sisters Hiking for the Environment on both Facebook and Instagram -- Alex runs those completely on her own, though soon she will share those accounts with Sage.   I only update this blog once a month now, and with just the basics.