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Mount Haystack is Heavenly

I’ve finally had an experience that I’ve heard many aspiring 46ers eventually have – an attempt without reaching the summit. To be fair I really only hiked a mile or so in. I was itching for a hike after a … Continue reading

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Dix Range is Done: Hough Peak, South Dix and Grace

The 4th of July brought a three day weekend. Hmmm…what to do? A friday hike knocking of three more trail-less peaks. Yes. Yes, I think that is an excellent plan. As I expected the Elk Lake trailhead was packed. It … 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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14 in 2014: The Epic, the Mud and the Cloud Cover

Who can believe it that hiking season came to a close a month ago. I’m still feeling the itch to be back on the trail but with the short (and cold) days I’ll have to satisfied with dreaming/planning of next season in the … Continue reading

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Epic: Mount Colden, Avalanche Pass & Fall Foliage

Nothing says hiking the ADKs like Fall Foliage Season. It is prime time so I decided to do an epic 16 mile loop from ADK Loj, through Avalanche Pass, past Lake Colden, up “Misery Mile” to Mount Colden Summit and down … Continue reading

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Dial and Nippletop: Sun at last!

I’ve had a rough run of it the past couple of hikes with cloudy, over-cast hikes. Unless, you can be flexible and hike mid-week depending how the weather is shaping up that is just how it goes. But the last … Continue reading

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