Standing in 3 Places at once

10.11.2011

This weekend was so lovely- the weather, the company, the activities.. I wish every weekend could be as great. On Saturday night Matt and I drove up to visit his parents a couple of hours north into New York. They live in the perfect hiking location, let me tell you. (And of course I got to spend a day and a half with Marissa which is always so much fun.)

On Sunday morning Matt and I woke up bright and early and drove a bit further north into Massachusetts for an 11 mile hike on the South Taconic Trail. It was the longest trail we've ever done together. It started in Massachusetts and wound through Connecticut and New York as well. It had some rock scrambling, closed in forest trails, exposed ridge trails, gorgeous views, and the highlight..

we got to stand in 3 places at once! Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.

I was pretty happy about that. I guess I didn't exactly stand in 3 places at once.. you'll see in the picture below that Matt is standing on the tristate marker, but I'm actually sitting. So I sat in 3 places at once.



Fall hiking is my favorite. The tree covered mountains and valleys look so gorgeous and the temperatures are usually more comfortable. This weekend it was 80 degrees- it was so strange to be hiking in that heat while the fall colors came to life around us. Although I guess hiking in 80 degrees should feel like no problem to me considering Marissa, Kate and I hiked in 100+ degrees in Shenandoah National Park. Still, I'd take 80 or 100 degrees over 30 any day.

I hope everyone had a fun weekend. I can't believe it's Tuesday already.. 3 day weekends always throw me off. In a perfectly fine way, of course!

39 comments:

  1. Oh wow, what beautiful pictures. And Fall hiking sounds AMAZING. I've never gone hiking. I think it's time to change that, ha.

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  2. What a beautiful place! It sure does look like the perfect hiking spot. And I agree with you, I'd rather hike in warmer temperature than cold.

    glad you enjoyed your 3 day weekend! x

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  3. What a great trip! Your pictures are gorgeous, as always. The fall colors are so bold and beautiful. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me :)

    Hope you're having a great week!

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  4. 11 miles? Holy cow, seriously? You guys are super tough! Photos are gorgeous!

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  5. soo beautiful! I wish i could go to 3 places in 1 day too!

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  6. i looove fall! those are some really pretty shots you got!! and... i can't believe you were in 3 places at once- that is toooooooo cool!!!!!!! i'm jealous! we missed you on sunday but thanksgiving will be here before we know it and then i will kick YOUR butt at harry potter trivia.

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  7. woohoo 3 places at once! and I love all the different colors of leaves you captured!

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  8. These photos are beautiful! And it IS fun to stand in 3 places at once! I did so at the corners of TN, KY, and VA at Cumberland Gap last summer. :) The longest hikes we've been on are around 5 miles, but I'd so be up for an 11-mile that had that great of views!

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  9. haha, that is so fun! It's so gorgeous there :) I love the photo of the creek and those leaves are beautiful!!!

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  10. These photos are absolutely stunning! I can't wait to get out into the autumn-y world of the NE United States next week! The last two photos are amazing. And I love outdoorsy activities even more with a fun nail colour!

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  11. Wow! I have to admit, I totally thought of A Walk to Remember. I'm jealous of all of those beautiful trees! We're still 80 and sunny here in LA.

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  12. that has got to be the best thing ever! for some reason this whole standing in "how ever many place" at once reminds me of A Walk To Remember. perfection! and these images are simply stunning!
    xo TJ

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  13. thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog - it's so easy to start feeling overwhelmed & forget to be thankful for all the opportunities that are causing the stress!

    this looks like it was a really fun hike - and the pictures are absolutely gorgeous. my favorites are the fifth one & the one of you holding the leaves - the red nail polish looks perfect next to those pretty fall colors!

    i'm a bit thrown off by the 3-day weekend as well... it totally feels like monday. hope you have a good rest of the week!

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  14. that is so cool! I love the tree photos! I totally wanna go there one day :) looks like a lot of fun :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  15. wow, we just got back from a week in the Very wet Lake District (uk) it was fabulous, but flipping hard on the legs!

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  16. Beautiful colors. Those red leaves are amazing! Wish they were like that over here

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  17. THREE places at once?! That's just greedy!! Haha! Great photos, as always!!!

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  18. Your photographs are beautiful! I especially love the shots of the leaves.

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  19. Makes me think of "A Walk to Remember." :) AND that I need to go fall hiking--I've practically missed the season out here in the Rockies!

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  20. You always find the most beautiful places to go hiking! I love all of those gorgeous autumn colours :)

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  21. So wonderful! Makes me yearn for a hiking adventure!

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  22. Look at those beautiful leaves!! I'm jealous! Also...how neat that you are standing/sitting in 3 states at once?! I've never accomplished such a feat. ;) But I think I saw 7(?) states from Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. Hmmmmm.

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  23. Wow, so pretty. I have some family outside Albany...which makes me want to come hike in NY! I love that the leaves are starting to change colors.

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  24. oh how cool are you! i wish i could be in 3 places at once, more things to add to my bucket list inspired by you miss!

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  25. The "3 places at once" always reminds me of A Walk to Remember. I am a nerd. I wish we had such vibrant fall colors here in CA. Some of the leaves are just now starting to turn, but they are nothing like the east coast. stunning!

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  26. Gooooorgeous photos! As usual! :) And what a beautiful hike. You are just racking up some awesome experiences to add to your "life list" I'm so jealous!

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  27. That photo of you holding the leaves with your red nails is so stunning!! I love the colours of fall!
    BUT I'm loving Spring/Summer more ;-) Hehehe
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  28. Nice pics!

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  29. my goodness, what a beautiful trip you made :) I'm loving all these photos :) I live in a small forest but there is something about the vast nature you can find in the USA that makes all the fall beauty surrounding my house look like nothing. Beautiful photos, girl! x

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  30. Beautiful pictures!!



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  31. Beautiful photos, I love shots of nature :)
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  32. hi Sarah! Thanks a lot for replying! I do think it is a super great video-gif and i will try to make some, too :-) Have a great day!

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  33. woo! look at all those pretty fall colors! that's so cool to be in 3 three states at once! such a gorgeous place to hike :)

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  34. Fall hiking is THE best! I haven't been hiking in ages, but really dont wanna miss the changing leaves. This hiking trail sounds amazing! I'm going to have to remember it for the future.

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  35. What! Neat!

    I like the three different leaf color photos you took. I am imagining each state is in a different phase of autumn, haha.

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  36. intensely beautiful photos. hiking in the Shenandoah valley? it sounds blissful.

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  37. ahh, these photos are making me yearn for a hiking trip. i haven't been hiking lately and i neeeeeed to get out there. the views and colors are gorgeous!

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