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Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike #2 and My First SOLO Climb! Black Mountain!

Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike #2 and My First SOLO Climb! Black Mountain!

I know, I said I would do the Catskill towers first… …but the SNOW was in the Adirondacks and I wanted some! So on February 5th, I headed off for Black Mountain, the tallest of the peaks that surround Lake George. This was also my very first solo adventure of any real magnitude! Sure, I…Continue Reading

Our First Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike: Red Hill in the Catskills!

Our First Winter Fire Tower Challenge Hike: Red Hill in the Catskills!

Ohhhh my goodness, we just fell in love with the Catskills! I have been indoors far too much lately and decided I would take on a Winter attempt of the Glens Falls-Saratoga ADK Chapter’s Fire Tower Challenge. In all, there are 29 climbs on the official list: five in the Catskill Mountains, and twenty-four in the Adirondacks (you only…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

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

THURSDAY THRILLER TIME! A Recent Bigfoot Sighting in the Adirondacks??

THURSDAY THRILLER TIME! A Recent Bigfoot Sighting in the Adirondacks??

Let’s play a game…we all have our opinions on this one!!! 🙂 Watch the video below, tell us what you think (or tell us yer BEST Bigfoot sighting story!) of it in the comments below, and you just might win a copy of “Told Around The Campfire“, a great collection of stories told by Henry Van Hoevenbergh,…Continue Reading

Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

WHERE: Moreau Lake State Park 605 Old Saratoga Rd. Gansevoort, NY 12831 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://nysparks.com/parks/150/details.aspx In my backyard, unbeknownst to me, for a large portion of my life! Whether you are looking for a place to spend a day or the entire weekend, this lovely little New York State Park has it all: A small,…Continue Reading

Monday Mountain Madness: Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondacks, NY

Monday Mountain Madness: Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondacks, NY

A classic Adirondack climb! Hike Stats: Summit Elevation: 2,180 feet Elevation Gain: 1,280 feet Total Mileage: 2.4 miles Click Here for Directions to the Poke-O-Moonshine Trailhead Continue Reading

The Bog River Flow: Kayak Camping at Hitchins Pond, Bog River, Low’s Lake, Adirondacks, NY

The Bog River Flow: Kayak Camping at Hitchins Pond, Bog River, Low’s Lake, Adirondacks, NY

***UPDATE 4/7/17*** A video tour of the Bog River Flow is now posted on our YouTube channel! The video features footage from the hike to Low’s Ridge [a.k.a. Hitchens Pond Overlook], paddling almost the entire length of the Bog River Flow, and several campsites. I have added the video to the end of the post as…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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