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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Beauty on Baxter Mountain

The mountains are always a good idea...a glorious idea. It had been 2 whole months since the glorious 46er finish, and I was desperate to get back to the mountains. It was a last-minute trip actually. Originally, I was signed up to run It's a Wonderful Life 5K.  Unfortunately, my hip had flared up again …

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Welcome 2018…I’ve Been Waiting for You.

I blinked and fall flew right by into winter. Family. Hiking. Ebbs. Flows. Birthdays. Holidays. More Ebbs. More Flows. Remembering to breathe it all in and love it all out. Because it's all gonna be alright. You know, braving the wilderness. "Braving the Wilderness" are the words Brené Brown gave to brilliantly describe this exact …

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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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Colvin and Blake: A Blessing in Disguise

Mount Colvin and Blake Peak withstand  a lot of negativity.  Well, mostly Blake.  Known for the steep descent off of Colvin and the loss of serious elevation, only to climb all the way back up to Blake.  The ascent is called "The Elevator Shaft" for a reason...and a good one at that! I, too, have …

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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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