Outdoor Adventures

The Time I Hiked Sleeping Beauty

Here's my problem.  I really like to start hiking challenges.  Fire Towers, 46 High Peaks, 115 North East, Lake George 12ster... the list continues. I've actually yet to finish one of these challenges though.  I really should probably focus on just ONE and figure it out. August 26, 2017 Sleeping Beauty is one of the… Continue reading The Time I Hiked Sleeping Beauty

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Outdoor Adventures

The Time I Bushwhacked Record Hill

This was no easy feat. We chose the hardest, steepest route solely because we could walk to the attempted route from the camp. Except we didn’t know this was the hardest steepest route until our way back down… June 11, 2017 This trek started off simple. A simple stroll down a dirt road with great… Continue reading The Time I Bushwhacked Record Hill

Outdoor Adventures

Kayaking Moreau Lake (The First of Many)

It's no secret that my family's favorite vacation spot has been Moreau Lake State Park. Moreau will likely remain my favorite camping spot for years to come.  Its easy to get to, close to home, and offers great trees for hammocking (with lots of reading) and kayaking. But this post is about the maiden voyage… Continue reading Kayaking Moreau Lake (The First of Many)

Life

The Time I Should Have Flown the WHOLE way to Savannah GA

When one of your college roommates gets married, you do what you can to make it there. If you're smart, you'll realize that this photo is taken somewhere in the air between Albany, NY and Baltimore, MD - both of which are a far cry for Savannah.  But like I said, when a college roommate… Continue reading The Time I Should Have Flown the WHOLE way to Savannah GA

Outdoor Adventures

The Time I Kayaked Kent Pond

Kent Pond is cool.  And there are Loons, which I love. August 5, 2016 My dad and brothers were spending the day on Killington, so my mom and I grabbed the Kayaks and brought them across the street to Kent Pond. We spend a majority of the morning kayaking all around the pond.  It was… Continue reading The Time I Kayaked Kent Pond

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The Time I went to Quechee Gorge

Well, my parents have this love for Vermont (okay... my dad has a love for Vermont, because Killington is there and Killington=Mountain Biking).  But they always talk about Quechee Gorge, and I've see it, but never hiked it. So while we were staying at Gifford Woods for a week, I asked to hike this! We… Continue reading The Time I went to Quechee Gorge

Outdoor Adventures

The Time I went to Thundering Falls

I love happening upon cool places.  You know... the times you just show up and find something really cool. August 3, 2016 That's how we came across Thundering Falls. I actually have no photos of the falls themselves, since it was pretty late in the day, and the lighting in by the falls was HORRIBLE.… Continue reading The Time I went to Thundering Falls

Outdoor Adventures

The Time I Hiked Giant Mountain

Over Memorial Day weekend my dad and I tackled Giant Mountain.  This was my 7th high peak (and my dad’s 3rd).  It was quite the challenge I’ll admit, as it was well into the upper 80s, even on the summit. May 28, 2016 We were camping at Schroon Lake for the weekend, and we left… Continue reading The Time I Hiked Giant Mountain

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The Time I Hiked Hunter Mountain

After hearing about the NE 115 we decided why stop at 46…let’s aim higher! Plus it offers us shorter options. Our first in the Catskills to tackle, Hunter Mountain, which is also on the Fire Tower Challenge list.  There path for most of the hike up was wide and easy to manage and follow.  There are limited… Continue reading The Time I Hiked Hunter Mountain

Outdoor Adventures

The Time I Hiked Buck Mountain (The First Time)

I had to confront my sort-of fear of heights on this hike.  And let me tell you it was rough. Not to mention that when we started out on this hike there were signs plastered all over the trail register about the escaped convicts. That made things fun. June 27, 2015 The trail starts off… Continue reading The Time I Hiked Buck Mountain (The First Time)