While you were impeaching

Middlesex Fells earlier today — in Stoneham, if my phone can be believed.

Happy New Year!

Moon Hill, Bradley Palmer State Park, Hamilton

Thank you so much for reading Media Nation in 2020. We always go out on the 30th, not the 31st, so we spent New Year’s Eve pretty much as we always do — with takeout pizza, the “Three Stooges” marathon and then watching the ball drop. It has been a terrible year, and not everyone made it to the finish line. I wish all of us a healthy (not just boilerplate this year) and much better 2021.

Middlesex Fells by moonlight

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I took this shot toward the end of a hike through the Middlesex Fells around Winchester’s North Reservoir. If you’d like to see more, please click here.

Frozen swamp on a semi-warm February morning

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Along the Wenham Rail Trail earlier today, just south of Route 97, looking west toward Connors Farm.

Lake Champlain

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I’m in Burlington, Vermont, on a reporting trip. Not too many tourists (by which I mean none) on the waterfront this morning.

A hike along the Skyline Trail

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I decided to hike the Skyline Trail today rather than go running. We took the Webelos there about 14 years ago, but this was my first time since then. It’s a serious hike — about seven miles of rocky terrain with a lot of steep ups and downs. Not quite New Hampshire, but definitely reminiscent of the Berkshires and the Green Mountains. It’s a pretty amazing resource to have so close to the city.

Snowpocalypse 2012

I took this behind the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers less than an hour ago. Send in the sled dogs!

Brown Christmas

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Bradley Palmer State Park, Christmas Day, 2011.

Winter storage

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Sailboats on the Beverly side of the Salem-Beverly Bridge, December 18, about 10 p.m.