Big Slide Mountain via Slide Mt. Brook

We weren't planning to climb any mountains on our "hike out" day from the Johns Brook Lodge.  But the weather was lovely and Mallory hadn't hiked Big Slide so... After breakfast and packing up our gear, we hit the trail at 8:35 a.m.  There was the debate about whether to hike Big Slide with all …

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Haystack, Basin and Saddleback: A JBL Adventure

One of my favorite Mary Oliver quotes is: "That's the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning: Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?" Yes, actually.  Almost 2 weeks ago, Mallory and I responded with answer of "alive' with a side of "heck yeah!"  On July 10th, …

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Snowshoeing Our Way to Saddleback

Thursday, December 29th, 2016: A long winding, slushy drive to the Adirondacks in a snowstorm.  Three women.  Enthusiastic, nervous and full of anticipation for the journey ahead come morning!  After checking into the RoosterComb Inn, in Keene Valley, upon arrival (finally!) they headed out to Placid for some window-shopping, meal-sharing, marshmallow-roasting, snowy sauntering fun.  In …

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