Hiking with Kids: Sunset Hill, September 29 2016


My wife, the boys and I wanted to get outside for some fresh air and foliage viewing. I had driven by a sign for Sunset Hill last week while searching for a section of the SRKG. After a quick google search, I found that Sunset Hill was a short trail, offering “sweeping views of Lake Sunapee, Mount Sunapee, Kearsarge, and distant peaks of the White Mountains.” We had visited The Fells earlier in the week, so we decided to hike Sunset Hill from the 103 Trailhead.

It’s still a bit early for leaf peeping here, but the view of Lake Sunapee and the raspberries at the top of Sunset Hill made the hike worthwhile. I hope to return to get a timelapse of sunrise or sunset this fall. With significant snow, this would also be a nice trail to snowshoe.


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Gear

  • WoolX – Being a chilly, windy day, my wife and I both wore long sleeve merino
    • Woolx Womens Heavyweight Top – My wife’s first hike with this top, but she’s been using it around the house since December. She loves it.
    • WoolX Men’s Long Sleeve Merino Base Camp Ls Wool T-shirt – I haven’t hiked much with this particular shirt yet, but I’ve used similar items from WoolX for over a year. I’m a big fan of WoolX’s Basecamp Hoodie. You can read my review here: WoolX Lightweight Merino Wool Baselayer Series
  • HOKA One One Tor Summit Mid WP Hiking Boot
    • When I want waterproof boots or extra ankle protection, these boots have become my go-to over the last few months. They’ve held up well to hiking as well as everyday use. I will post a full review soon.