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Phelps Mountain: a Beautiful Adirondack High Peak Winter Hike!

Phelps Mountain: a Beautiful Adirondack High Peak Winter Hike!

Throwback to one of my favorite hikes ever, Phelps Mountain, located in the High Peaks Wilderness area of Adirondack Park in New York.

Winter 2010 blessed us with tons of great snow and we got out as much as we could to play in it! We had an opportunity to get away for an overnight at the Adirondack Loj the day after Christmas, so we treated ourselves to one of their private rooms and planned our tenth Adirondack “46’r” High Peak ascent!

The best part?!?! It was the first and still the only time we got to see an undercast! Not an especially thick undercast but enough to get us giddy about looking down at the clouds and get some cool photos.

Phelps Mountain, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondack Park, NY

About the Hike:

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A Family-Friendly Getaway: Review of ADK’s Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground on Heart Lake

A Family-Friendly Getaway: Review of ADK’s Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground on Heart Lake

WHERE: The Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake, Lake Placid, NY 1002 Adirondack Loj Road Lake Placid, NY 12946-0867 Google Maps Directions RESERVATIONS: 518-523-3441 Or Review Accommodation Choices and Book Online! I know I have posted here and there about this place, but it’s time for a full-on review and tour. Because we love…Continue Reading

Wilderness Life Lesson: Our First Climb Up Wright Peak, Adirondack High Peaks, NY

Wilderness Life Lesson: Our First Climb Up Wright Peak, Adirondack High Peaks, NY

We did our first real winter mountain climb in January of 2010. Some time before, Chris and I watched YouTube videos someone posted about a winter climb of Algonquin Peak, the first high peak we had ever done. I told Chris “this WILL be us some day!!” It looked wonderful and scary. Perfect. ;0) The…Continue Reading

A Winter Climb of Cascade and Porter Mountains, Adirondacks NY

A Winter Climb of Cascade and Porter Mountains, Adirondacks NY

About the Climb: Summit Elevations: Cascade – 4,096 feet Porter – 4,059 feet Total mileage: 6.2 miles Total Elevation gain: 2,260 feet Best. Day. Everrrrr! This is a popular choice as a first high peak, and I highly recommend it to try out Winter hiking! We have climbed these peaks in all seasons and conditions,…Continue Reading

Gear Review and FEBRUARY GEAR GIVEAWAY! Black Diamond Mega Light 4-Person Floorless Tarp Shelter!

Gear Review and FEBRUARY GEAR GIVEAWAY! Black Diamond Mega Light 4-Person Floorless Tarp Shelter!

We had such a blast doing the Snow Peak mug giveaways in January, we are super excited for February’s!Continue Reading

Dix Mountain Wilderness, Adirondacks: Our First Winter Camping Adventure in a Tent!

Dix Mountain Wilderness, Adirondacks: Our First Winter Camping Adventure in a Tent!

Our first winter camp in a tent!! Eeehhhhh….really, a floorless shelter…but anyhow…. The trip went very well! It was about 19 degrees when we arrived at the Slide Brook camps. Fortunately for us, the lean to was vacant because we headed up Friday night and arrived in the camps at about 1:00 am. 1:00 am,…Continue Reading

Back in Time: Algonquin Peak Via Avalanche Pass!

Back in Time: Algonquin Peak Via Avalanche Pass!

UPDATE 8/7/2016: I have finally pulled the photos and videos from our two ascents of Algonquin Peak via Avalanche Pass and posted a video on our YouTube channel!   I just booked our first Winter camp in the Adirondacks! SO EXCITED!! We will stay at a lean to in John’s Brook Valley next month. We…Continue Reading

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