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Category Archives: New York State Day Trips

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

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

“MUST-DO” MONDAY MISSION: Outplay, Outlast, Outshine and Out Your Inner Monkey at Adirondack Extreme in Bolton Landing, NY!

“MUST-DO” MONDAY MISSION: Outplay, Outlast, Outshine and Out Your Inner Monkey at Adirondack Extreme in Bolton Landing, NY!

Complete your Monday Must-Do Mission and tell us all about it for chances to win awesome stuff on FAN APPRECIATION FRIDAY! 7/10/2015 FAN APPRECIATION FRIDAY Eligibility: Post a photo of your favorite Treetop Obstacle Course or similar facility (zipline…obstacle race on the ground…we love it all!) and a link to find out more about it. We will choose…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

Outdoor Family Time: Bird migration watch

Outdoor Family Time: Bird migration watch

Well, mud season will soon have us off the High Peaks here in the Adirondacks and looking for things to do at lower elevations until the trails dry out. Mud season also happens to be a time of year when the birds are making their way back to their summer homes, and it is a great opportunity to learn…Continue Reading

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