Cliff and Redfield in all Their Glory

March 10th This was the hike. Redfield & Cliff and Winter.  My forever loves.  I knew reaching both Cliff and Redfield solo would be tough for me.  Luckily, Sean was game for this duo and graciously joined me for the return to my finishers. I was psyched!! Cliffy and Red were my mountains.  Sean? Not …

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A Blustery Fury on Dial and Nippletop

I can't believe it's taken me this long to write this one.  I attribute it to a busy winter hiking season! Winter weather in the mountains this year has had more twists and turns than the Superman rollercoaster.  On February 3rd, the weather hung another louie to frozen tundra land.  Decisions about what to hike …

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Winter on Big Slide Mountain

Sunday, January 21st The weekend of third timers!  My original plan was to hike part of the Dix Range for my winter round, but my #bumhip was not cooperating.  So Plan B it was:  Braids, Buttsleds and Big Slide Mountain.  This trip was my 3rd time climbing Biggie.  Much like my experience with LWJ, my …

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Tough Love on Lower Wolfjaw Mountain

Saturday, January 20th Lower Wolfjaw.  Or Woofjaw, if you pronounce it the way I do. (Must be a LI thing, accents die hard, lol)  This mountain.  It was my nemesis during my regular season 46 hiking.  The route through Rooster Comb was a killer.  Hedgehog was a mess and untouched.  This mountain.  A lesson in …

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Ringing in 2018 on Street & Nye

I mean, I wouldn't necessarily say that -12 degrees is cold.  Yea, just kidding. Brrrrrr! On New Year's Eve, Street and Nye Mountains were on the agenda for my Instagram Takeover for @teacherswhohike. A fantastic site celebrating teachers and their passions, from coast to coast! The temperature was a frigid -12 degrees with a -22 …

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Cliff and Redfield for the Win!

"You are only free when you realize you belong no place - you belong every place - no place at all.  The price is high.  The reward is great."- Maya Angelou Interesting choice of quotes to kickoff the hiking blog that rolled out my 46er finish, right?  If you've been following along with me on …

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Nothin’ But Love Allen!

I know this sounds like crazy talk...but I LOVED Allen Mountain.  LOVED. IN ALL CAPS.  Maybe it was the weather.  I mean, the day shouted "Autumn in the mountains!"  Or maybe it was the company.  Mallory is one of the best hiking gals (and friend) I know! Or maybe, it was just Allen.  The remoteness.  …

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Soaked on the Sewards

The Seward Range.  Winner for the hike with the least amount of photos taken. Reason?  The most persistent, all day downpour.  With high freezing winds and low temperatures.  Sunday, September 3rd proved to be the extreme opposite of my Santanoni hike the day before. I recognize that hiking these two ranges back-to-back may have been …

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Sunshine on the Santanoni Range

The last time I visited the Santanoni Range, it was March.  After a massive snowstorm.  That dumped a few feet of snow atop of an "already base of a few feet of snow".  We spent most of the day climbing up to Panther Peak and expending tons of energy attempting to break trail to Santanoni Peak...unsuccessfully.  …

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