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High Peaks + High Water = Hiking Fail

I had grand plans for today. They involved climbing a High Peak and then drinking a beer while cleaning the house. What? Which part of that doesn’t sound like fun? Unfortunately for me, the first part of my plan failed miserably.

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Giant’s Washbowl, an Adirondack Spring Hike

On a crisp, clear day, and with only a few hours to spare, we decided to head up to Giant’s Washbowl, a small pond that sits at 2300′ on the south slope of Giant Mountain.

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Hurricane Mountain, an Adirondack Winter Hike

When the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a report calling for the removal of the fire tower on Hurricane Mountain, Jess and I just happened to be sitting around trying to figure out what to do with our day.

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Video: Winter Layering 101

This video from Backpacker Magazine is a nice, basic intro to upper body layering for winter hiking.

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Wright Peak, an Adirondack Winter Hike

Ok, folks, it’s still Way Back Week here at Towns and Trails. And it turns out I lied the other day when I said our Roaring Brook Falls adventure was my first winter trip to the Adirondacks.

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Northville-Placid Memories

The other day I was reminiscing about our Northville-Placid hikes and I remembered one of the best days we’ve ever had on the trail. It was during our section hike in 2005.

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