Confessions of a First-Time Race Director

This post originally appeared in the Sugarloaf SUN  Here in the Valley we are lucky to have an abundance of races to choose from nearly every weekend. I’ve been fortunate enough to run dozens of these races over the years. As a runner, my experience has mostly consisted of paying my registration fee, picking up…

Inspiration on the Robert Frost Trail

This article was originally featured in The Sugarloaf Sun Running is technically just putting one foot in front of the other enough times to reach the finish line or desired distance, right? But I think there needs to be something or someone that lights the fire and inspires you to move those feet farther and…

Vermont Canoe Touring Center Review

Paddling on a winding river with nothing but the sound of the paddle hitting the water is one of the quintessential New England Experiences. The Vermont Canoe Touring Center, in Brattleboro VT, is a locally owned business makes that experience possible in one of the most scenic locations imaginable. The Vermont Canoe Touring Center is…

The Daffodil Run 10K Course Preview

The Daffodil Run for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County has been one of the highest profile 5Ks in Amherst for the past six years. This year they added a 10K route, in addition to the 5K run/walk. This all takes place on 4/30/2017 but I took a sneak peak at the course. Spoiler…

An Ascent of Horseshoe Gully

Horseshoe Gully is easy to overlook. It is one many gullies on Mount Webster, it isn’t the most challenging climb, it has a frustrating exit via a sustained bushwhack and it sits right next to the always popular Shoestring Gully. However, Horseshoe Gully is a great way to experience the thrill of mountaineering in complete…

Mount Tom via the Faulkner Trail

A trip to Woodstock, VT is not complete without an ascent of Mount Tom. The Faulkner Trail will take you straight from downtown to the peak, with panoramic views, in just over 30 minutes at a moderate effort. What’s not to love about that? If you have been in Woodstock, VT and happened to look…