March Madness Continues on Panther Peak

"When you're a mountain person, you understand the brilliance and the beauty of the contradiction. The way land can be your greatest teacher."  When a snowstorm hits a few days before you planned to hike the Santanoni Range, you go anyway and pray for the best!  Probability of the trails on a remote range being …

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Rising Together on Skylight & Gray

"Magic happens when you don't give up. Even though you want to.  The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart."- jmstorm Winter hiking is certainly full of magic! On Sunday, February 19th, my dear friend Mallory and I put our stubborn hearts to the test when we set out to climb Mount Skylight …

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In a Fog on Goodnow Mountain

Fog. It was the theme of that weekend this past January. The old weather superstition goes, "Summer fog for fair, winter fog for rain." The air certainly proved that! "Dense and obscure, fog hampers our ability to see clearly.  It dulls the senses and inhibits our perception."  In any case, I headed to Goodnow Mountain, …

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Hurricane Mountain: Third Time’s a Charm

Fire towers.  It is where my mountain journey began. As I plan the next few winter hikes, this day came to mind.  Originally, I was supposed to climb the Dix Range on this particular weekend.  However, my friend hurt her hand and did not make the trip. So I figured it would be the perfect …

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Covered Bridge Love: Jay Bridge

Perspective -the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point. -a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Perspective. There are an endless number …

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Buttermilk Falls: Long Lake’s Tranquillity

Recently, I stole away to find solace and peacefulness. Whenever my spirit requires recharging, I follow Liz Gilbert's advice: Get thee to water! Ideally, the ocean is my place of rest, especially growing up on Long Island. But I have also learned that "get thee to water" works pretty much anywhere you find water.  Waterfalls …

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