Noonmark Mountain: Courageously Beautiful

"If you go deep enough into the way of peace, you find power." Deepak Chopra The morning after hiking Big Slide was actually a beautiful weather day. It was 30 degrees warmer than the previous day! I wasn't ready to head back home just yet, so climbing Noonmark Mountain was the perfect solution. I highly …

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Big Slide and The Brothers: Call on Courage

"Stop talking about your mountains....start climbing them"- Alexis Grant   Isn't this so true?  When we continue to speak about our mountains, it actually makes them bigger..the challenge, the problem, whatever it is you are facing.  Instead, we need to face those fears head on...just start climbing and stop talking!   While my climb to …

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Mount Colden: More Courage Awaits

My type A personality and teacher instincts are pressing me to write about the High Peaks in the order that I conquered them.  My heart, however, keeps leading me to tell about my solo climb to Mount Colden.  Sometimes, the ones that require the most strength, take on a meaning all their own.  I've tackled …

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Owl’s Head Mountain: Continuing the Climb

After I left the campsite at Cranberry Lake, I was unsure of what to do next.  I was a rookie climber, a beginner hiker.  All I knew was that I loved the mountains.   So on I drove, making the turn towards Long Lake.  Beauty was rising in the mountains that day for sure.  I …

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Climbing Towards Courage: ADK-The Beginning

So this journey I've begun involves overcoming Fear.  This past summer, I reached the point where I had to know just how far I could push myself past fear.  My soul had fallen in love with the mountains in the Adirondacks the month before. So...it seemed like returning there would be the ideal setting to …

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