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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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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A Mountain Playground: The MacIntyre Range

It's not everyday you are blessed with the PERFECT day in the Adirondacks.  I say that with love!  I've hiked 15 high peaks so far and I will tell you that only 3 of the days had beautiful weather.  And this day, was exactly that.  Perfect. In every way.  This is my most cherished hike …

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Hop, Skip and a Jaunt Up to Cascade & Porter

Some days are meant for overcoming challenges and tackling giants.  Other days, like this one, are set before us with no agenda, no plan...just spontaneous fun! Cascade and Porter Mountains are typically the first two suggested when you aspire to become a 46er because they are said to be the "easiest."  Which in hindsight, I …

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Giant and His Wife: High Peak Heaven

Your first high peak climb in the Adirondacks is unforgettable.  It is full of joy, exhilaration, unexpected wonder, and appreciation for life.  Memories are created that will remain with you always. Like a piece of your soul..it becomes part of you forever. It was October...my favorite month of the year.  A beautiful fall October day …

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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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