The baseball season was over, the Red Sox won the World Series. All I had known for the past for nearly 8 months was baseball every day of the week. I wanted to get away, take some time to unwind and get away. The first thing that came to mind was inspiration from the book ‘The Patagonian Express’ which chronicled the author’s trip from Boston to the mountain in Argentina. As much as I would have loved to make the same trek, I didn’t think I had the time to. So, next best option, where could I travel in the United States on Amtrak? Looking at the routes, Montana was a part of the country I had never visited before and Glacier National Park seemed like a destination that checked all the boxes I wanted to fulfill. So after. few days on the train I made it to Essex, Montana. Visited the historic Issac Walton Inn and then made my way to Whitefish and West Glacier. A few days of snowboarding and hiking in the National Park were amazing. Already thinking about when I can go back.
Starting in 2019, I decided to have one goal. I want to hike all 48 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. I started last winter, but with the Red Sox season I was pretty much preoccupied for most of the Summer and the Fall. A setback of a broken foot in June, also hampered when I planned on going across the Presidential Range during the All-Star break. But, back to 2019. The first week, I decided to head back up to New Hampshire to get my first hike completed. Eight miles later, I hiked Mt. Willey, Mt. Field and Mt. Tom. Checked 3 4,000 footers off in one day. It was only the beginning. I’ll try to get as many as I can done this winter, but it takes the rest of the year, I think I’ll be alright.
The Red Sox went to New York to face the Yankees after the series was even 1-1 after a weekend at Fenway. After a 16-1 win in Game 3, the Red Sox went back to the Bronx for Game 4. Boston got off to an early lead with a strong start from Rick Porcello. 9 innings later and a little end of the game drama, the Sox are now ALDS Champs and will face the Houston Astros in the ALCS starting on Saturday.
Here is a montage of the top photos, timelapses, and parallax images from the Boston Red sox photography staff over the tenth home stand of the 2018 season.