Hi. We’re Dave and Jess.
We love to hike and climb and ski and paddle and go on really long road trips.
Here we are during a day of ice climbing just this past winter.
And here we are back in 2004 right before our first Northville-Placid thru-hike, which is where we fell in love. True story.
In 2009, after years of living and working in Boston, we decided to risk it all and move to the Adirondacks. We even bought a log cabin. See?
It was the best decision we ever made.
And then, as if our lives had not already been completely upended, we got a dog.
And then another dog.
And, finally, one more dog.
In addition to the cat – and very large tank of fish – we brought with us.
We really enjoy our new life. And we love sharing it with all of you. Thanks for stopping by!
I love everything about our new home. From the very concept of the “Great Experiment”, to the landscape, to the towns, the people, and yes… even the winters. I truly feel that this Park can be the example for how humans successfully coexist with our environment, and am happy to be a part of it.
I enjoy hiking… but am not a fan of blisters or bugs. Climbing, paddling and skiing put a smile on my face. As do animals, gadgets and punk rock. Charles Darwin, Carl Sagan, and Kurt Vonnegut are my heroes. Possibly in that order.
In general I am more of a destination guy, but am trying oh so hard to appreciate the journey.