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Blog & VIDEO! Blue Mountain Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike, Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Adirondacks, NY

Blog & VIDEO! Blue Mountain Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike, Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Adirondacks, NY

What a most perfectly AMAZING day to climb to the fire Tower on Blue Mountain, located in the Blue Mountain Wild Forest area of Adirondack Park in New York.

Marshmallow trees and a sugar-frosted tower…one would think nothing could rival the incredible, otherworldly summit experience we had.

Not so! This hike gave, and gave, and gave some more. Every step was breathtaking.

A few details, stats, and photos, then on to the VIDEO!

A Winter Hike of Blue Mountain & Fire Tower, Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Adirondacks, NY – About the Hike: 

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Owl’s Head Mountain & Fire Tower, Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, Adirondacks, NY. Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike!

Owl’s Head Mountain & Fire Tower, Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, Adirondacks, NY. Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike!

This one felt like cheating, because it was more like late Spring than Winter conditions! Wellllll….except for the summit push, that was ALL Winter, an icy scramble requiring caution AND traction aides, like most of the trails this year. Once we arrived at the summit, we were rewarded for all of the hard work with nearly windless,…Continue Reading

25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

Are you the ‘Indoorsy’ type shopping for an ‘Outdoorsy’ loved one, friend, or coworker? Not sure what your favorite hiker, backpacker, kayaker, hunter, fisherman, prepper or survivalist in your life already has or may still need? Just looking for some last-minute items to fill out that Christmas stocking? We’re here to help! THE MOST ABSOLUTELY EPIC THING ABOUT THIS…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

Spring Hiking Safety: Flash Flood Danger

Spring Hiking Safety: Flash Flood Danger

With mud and high water season nearly upon us, I was reminded of an experience we had over the summer which underscored the importance of being very careful and aware when your trail crosses a waterway.Continue Reading

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