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Gaining Perspective

Gaining Perspective


I am blessed to have been raised in a place, where the exquisite mountains and quaint small town setting could have come from a painting.

Growing up, I was constantly hiking. Scaling mountains and channeling my inner Leo by being king of the world. But I truly was king, or queen of the world. You can’t stand on top of Mount Washington, a mountain which holds the record for the highest wind gusts and feel like you haven’t just conquered the world.

It is absolutely exhilarating.

That feeling stays with you whether it is, over four thousand feet, or it is just a mile hike with a few hundred feet of elevation gain. Each trek makes you gain perspective, challenges you in new ways and makes you appreciate how far you have come and and makes you believe you can go farther.

Here are three of my favorite (three miles or less) only a couple hour hikes which you can do in summer AND winter. Each has their own charm.

On top of Black Cap, a quick one mile hike you can do in less then an hour with great views of the valley.

Arethusa Falls, a three mile hike to the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire. Winter or summer it is a truly jaw dropping view, that is always changing.


Willard is a super quick three mile hike that seems more like one, it goes by that quickly and the view at the top is well worth it, overlooking the valley, the clouds roll in and out like a present unwrapping itself. For a such a small easy hike you really do feel like you are one with the spirits.

What are some of your favorite hikes?


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K.M. Sutton

I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

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