Updated: Dec 17, 2020
The Trail Break has been closed since mid-March. You know why. We've all been restricted. Some of us are luckier than others, or perhaps we're being watched over. I'm one of the lucky ones. I live at the Trail Break, conveniently located on the edge of the White Mountains National Forest. Although I love living here, I've missed your visits and look forward to the day I reopen. My best guess is not until spring, or dreadful as it may sound right now, even later.
Now, to the good part. During the time I've been closed, I hiked many trails near my home and found some very nice ones for snowshoeing. I now have snowshoe rentals at the Trail Break and will be offering guided excursions, conditions permitting. Here's what the project looked like:
I have something for you, as a way of thanking you for visiting the Trail Break. My first published book, Nor'easter, is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Apple Books and many other bookstores in print, Kindle, and eBook formats. Purchase any edition, print the Trail Break Dollars coupon below, and bring it and your proof-of-purchase the next time you visit the Trail Break. I'll trade them for $20 US, which covers the cost of the printed edition and at least one New Hampshire brewed ale! While the Trail Break remains closed, every sale helps.
Nor'easter's sequel, FireStorm, is scheduled for publication sometime in the first half of 2021, so while you're adjusting to the New Normal, it's a good time to get acquainted with my imaginary family, Alan, Aponi, Zack, Zeke, and many of the actual characters who founded the America we know today. My historically accurate novels start at the very beginning and include lots of ground your teachers and professors never covered!
This summer, I shot a 15-minute video on one of the nearby snowshoe trails. If you have time on your hands, take a peek. It might get you thinking about your next visit!
This video follows the Old River Road to the Pipeline, uphill to the Strand, back to the Old River Road, then back to the Gorham Rec Trail and the parking lot (P) on Route 2. This loop is classified as moderate, is approximately 2.75 miles, and is the longest trail over which I'm offering guided snowshoe excursions. On the map below, two shorter and somewhat easier options are listed. All excursions are dependant upon snowfall and other weather considerations.
In the meantime, be of good cheer. The pandemic, as with all things, shall pass!