Dramatic skies over Mt. Monadnock

I have to admit something. Of all the years I’ve been hiking the White Mountains in New Hampshire, I’ve never climbed up Mt. Monadnock in the southern part of the state. I always thought that since it was so close to Massachusetts, it probably wasn’t as high or challenging as its brethren up north. I was wrong. I went up to hike Mt. Monadnock with … Continue reading Dramatic skies over Mt. Monadnock

Hiking Basin Cascade Trail in New Hampshire

The Basin Cascade Trail in Franconia Notch New Hampshire isn’t a difficult trail to ascend by any means. It is however, full of amazing mini waterfalls. From the basin cascade trail you can make it to several different awesome spots, like lonesome lake and more. But along this route, you’ll encounter dozens of small waterfalls, tons of beautiful rock formations, and more moss than the … Continue reading Hiking Basin Cascade Trail in New Hampshire

Beavertail Lighthouse before Hurricane Isaias

I took a stroll with my uncle at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown Rhode Island right before hurricane Isaias last week. The portion that hit Rhode Island was just some wind left over from the storm down in the Caribbean, but it still made for a great atmosphere at the beach in Rhode Island. The skies were calm and the waves weren’t insane, but it … Continue reading Beavertail Lighthouse before Hurricane Isaias

Gear Review: Bonafide SS107 Fishing Kayak First Impressions

Update: July 14, 2020. Added some quality issues I ran into below, along with experience on different water types and some hopes for future model improvements.

One of my favorite things to do is kayak. Another one of my favorite things is go fishing. When possible, I combine both of these activities! Earlier this season, my previous kayak of 13 years finally had its last trip. After extensive research, I purchased a new Bonafide ss107 kayak. Here are my first impressions. (There’s a video tour at the bottom if you’re pressed for time)

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Ocean fishing along the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts

At 3:14 am everything is dead silent in the house. The cats are all sleeping (finally), we’re tucked under the covers with the AC quietly humming. A car hasn’t driven down our quiet street for the past 5 hours. The minute hand on my watch shifts and the alarm begins to siren.

I can assure you, there are few good reasons to wake up at 3:15 in the morning. The first one is if you awake and your house is aflame. The second is if you’re heading out to get some ocean fishing in. That’s precisely what I was planning on this beautiful morning with my good pal Christopher.

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5th gen toyota 4runner on a dirt road

Winter Wonderland. First snow in the 4Runner

This morning we got our first real snow of the tail end of 2019. After I shoveled a bit, I naturally took the 4Runner out for a spin in the slush. I ended up exploring a few dirt back roads in the 4Runner – I wanted to test out the 4 LO capabilities with the stock tires on. Between the mud and snow it held … Continue reading Winter Wonderland. First snow in the 4Runner