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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

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

March 2015 Gear Giveaway: A Back Country Kitchen!

March 2015 Gear Giveaway: A Back Country Kitchen!

OH YEAH! It’s that time again!! One of our subscribers will be chosen on 3/31/15 to receive a back country starter kitchen! This may be our favorite giveaway yet! A backpacker’s starter kitchen, complete with meals and coffee! Contains some of our favorite gear and backpacking food. Starter Kitchen includes: Continue Reading

A Quick Winter Camp in the Adirondacks for a Sunrise Summit!

A Quick Winter Camp in the Adirondacks for a Sunrise Summit!

Well, it finally happened….I was laid up with the dreaded winter cold! I am honestly surprised it took so long given the sickly sounds making the rounds where I work. Last weekend, I was finally feeling well enough again to get the itch for an adventure!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

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