Sunrise Mountain (New Jersey)

September 23, 2017 Dreams really do happen.  I've now accomplished just over a mile of the AT! This weekend I headed to Stokes State Park in NJ for a celebration of turning 29 with one of my college roommates.  (Road Trip for #thirtybeforethirty accomplished!) I had done a little research ahead of time and knew... Continue Reading →


Sleeping Beauty Mountain

8/26/2017 Temperatures have been super amazing the past few weeks (well really all summer) in New York. It's not so hot to the point where you feel like you're hiking in a sauna. For that I'm grateful, because it has given me some awesome opportunities for hiking!   Since I'm working on like 7 hiking... Continue Reading →

Buck Mountain (A Repeat) 

7/13/2017 I love this mountain.  I really do. And it's actually the first repeat hike (with the exception of the hikes throughout Moreau Lake State Park) that I've ever done. Yay for repeating! I'd been watching the weather for a whole week wondering where our best bet for hiking would be for this weekend.  My... Continue Reading →

Barker Pond

7.11.2017 There are some places on earth that just give you the creeps.  Those desolate, extremely isolated dense forest places.  If this suits your fancy, look no further than the 0.25 mile trail to Barker Pond. Trip Details Date: July 11, 2017 Who Hiked: Mom, Dad, Me Route/Trails: Barker Pond RT Mileage: 0.42 miles Time:... Continue Reading →

Rock Pond

7.11.17 This is likely my favorite hike of the day.  Rock Pond connects with Lake Durant and is sure to provide a relaxing atmosphere, and a really cool bridge! Trip Details Date: July 11, 2017 Who Hiked: Mom, Dad, Me Route/Trails: Rock Pond RT Mileage: 1.15 miles Time: 51 minutes Snacks: None Memorable Thing: the... Continue Reading →

Grassy Pond

7.11.2017 Our second hike of the day was the short but sweet Grassy Pond.  Clocking in at a little longer than Death Brook Falls, but still as worth it. Trip Details Date: July 11, 2017 Who Hiked: Mom, Dad, Me Route/Trails: Grassy Pond/Wilson Pond RT Mileage: 0.85 miles Time: 33 minutes Snacks: None Memorable Thing:... Continue Reading →

Death Brook Falls (Secret Falls)

7.11.2017 Today the plan is to hike several of the easy hikes for the 4-3-2-1 Way Challenge. Our first stop...Death Brook Falls. Trip Details Date: July 11, 2017 Who Hiked: Mom, Dad, Me Route/Trails: Death Brook Falls RT Mileage: 0.58 miles Time: 22 minutes Snacks: None Memorable Thing: Wishing I had my hammock to swing... Continue Reading →

Buttermilk Falls

7.10.17 My original plan was to complete the 4-3-2-1 Way (Indian Lake) Challenge this week.  It seemed simple enough 4 easy hikes, 3 moderate, 2 difficult and then either Snowy or Blue Mountain.  But the more I thought that one through the more I realized that it would be unlikely that I'd be able to... Continue Reading →

Lewey Lake – Campground Walk

7/9/2017 and 7/11/2017 Lewey Lake State Campground is an interesting one.  Don't be too confused, there's sites in several different locations, including some individual sites right off of Route 30. (Like your own private Campground!) After dinner on July 9th we headed out for a walk around the campground.  We left our section and headed... Continue Reading →

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