Long Cold Winter

Everyone on Long Island is well aware of the insane prolonged weather we had to put up with, so that’s an explanation or an excuse as to why our site has been dormant since November.  We promise you things are about to pick up once again on 1Quest2theNext.  We took our first 2014 hike a few days ago and will post in a bit.  To sum up what little outdoor fun we had on LI since mid November, we are just going to publish a set of photos.  Hope you enjoy, and please visit often as we go on new adventures this Spring (now that it’s really Spring!).

 

5+ mile hike w/ Brandon in November from Kings Park Bluff -> Nissequogue River St. Park -> woods leading up to Smithtown Landing CC and back on the LI Greenbelt

5+ mile hike w/ Brandon in November from Kings Park Bluff -> Nissequogue River St. Park -> woods leading up to Smithtown Landing CC and back on the LI Greenbelt

At the end of that hike, when we got back to the KP Bluff, we watched this bird watch us

At the end of that hike, when we got back to the KP Bluff, we watched this bird watch us

 

December @ Sunken Meadow St. Park after the Tough Cookie 8k Trail Run

December @ Sunken Meadow St. Park after the Tough Cookie 8k Trail Run

 

Surprisingly mild December day starting a 12 mile trail run on the Greenbelt from the South Trailhead in Heckscher St. Park.  7am and it was just me and some deer on the beach

Surprisingly mild December day starting a 12 mile trail run on the Greenbelt from the South Trailhead in Heckscher St. Park. 7am and it was just me and some deer on the beach

 

Same run @ Heckscher on the LI Greenbelt (I'm obsessed, I know)

Same run @ Heckscher on the LI Greenbelt (I’m obsessed, I know)

 

At the end of a 9 miler; at Harrison Pond in Kings Park, next to the Obadiah Smith House, grandson of Richard Smythe (who rode Whisper the Bull around what became Smithtown)

At Harrison Pond in Kings Park, next to the Obadiah Smith House, grandson of Richard Smythe (who rode Whisper the Bull around what became Smithtown)

 

along the Blue Trail at Blydenburgh County Park

Along the Blue Trail at Blydenburgh County Park

 

The next 3 are from a New Years Day run on the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail; from Woodbury (Trail View St. Park -> Cold Spring Harbor and back.  Check out the Bamboo!!  This was just on the North side of the railroad tracks

The next 3 are from a New Years Day run on the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail; from Woodbury (Trail View St. Park   -> Cold Spring Harbor and back. Check out the Bamboo!! This was just on the North side of the railroad tracks

 

'One Way Trail' sign on the Nassau-Suffolk Trail.  Ok, I got lost for a bit, but found my way back off trail through a patch of wild blueberries

‘One Way Trail’ sign on the Nassau-Suffolk Trail. Ok, I got lost for a bit, but found my way back off trail through a patch of wild blueberries

 

If you are looking for love, head South from Trail View St. Park in Woodbury and you will find it here

If you are looking for love, head North from Trail View St. Park in Woodbury and you will find it here

 

Couldn't wait any longer; headed over to Sunken Meadow Beach in February to collect some shells (Hi from Sofia!)

Couldn’t wait any longer; headed over to Sunken Meadow Beach in February to collect some shells (Hi from Sofia!)

 

Late February took the kids to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, down the snow-covered Nature Trail, across the new Eel Creek Boardwalk and onto the beach to watch the birds

Late February took the kids to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, down the snow-covered Nature Trail, across the new Eel Creek Boardwalk and onto the beach to watch the birds

 

Trail Run on the Greenbelt at Heckscher St. Park in March

Trail Run on the Greenbelt at Heckscher St. Park in March

 

Same day as above, in the woods at Bayard Cutting Arboretum on the Greenbelt

In the woods at Bayard Cutting Arboretum on the Greenbelt

 

Hike and run around the Blue Trail at Connetquot River St. Park in March

Along the Blue Trail at Connetquot River St. Park in March

 

Honeysuckle Pond last week.

Honeysuckle Pond last week.

 

Ok, I know our posts are much more interesting when the kids are involved and help tell about our quests or write their own.  Stay Tuned!!!

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