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Into the Wilderness: Donaldson, Emmons and Seward

The Seward Range is the westernmost hikes in the High Peaks. Known for its wilderness and all four peaks are trail-less. Being a day hiker I’d only get to three of the four – Seward, Donaldson, Emmons – and Seymour … Continue reading

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Basin and Saddleback: Peak Perfection

Finally, I got the hike I so desperately wanted. Don’t get me wrong I know that the trail-less peaks are part of the game and I save them for the not so perfect weather days but the past two hikes … Continue reading

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Mud, Swamps, Bogs and Rain: Panther Peak and Couchsachraga

As a solo day hiker there are only so many weekends and only so many summits I can ascent in one day. What to do? Renting a cabin in the ADKs to use as a basecamp and save on the … Continue reading

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Street and Nye: Mud, Rivers and Lesson Learned

A week after climbing Dix I was feeling the hiking itch in full swing. With some rain and cloud cover in the forecast, a couple viewless peaks were the perfect remedy. Nye and Street are not known for having the epic views that … Continue reading

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Boom. Dix is Done.

The mountains have been calling for some time and I finally ventured out for the perfect inaugural ADK46 hike of the season. The ADK weather gods were in full force. A bit of a chill (yes I was the only one in … Continue reading

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Yep. This girl is going to be an Aunt!

That is right my baby sister is going to have a baby! Words can’t describe how thrilled I am to be an Aunt. I’m already planning on the fun times – teaching her to swear, spit,  jump into mud puddles, … Continue reading

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