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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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Video: Yvon Chouinard's American Express Commercial

I caught this American express commercial the other night while getting some mindless TV time in, and thought it was worth sharing. It features Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard.

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Whiteface Lift

Whiteface Sleetfest

Remember yesterday in my Whiteface post when I mused that the warm-ish and drizzly weather we were experiencing at home would translate into “comfortable conditions on the mountain”? HA! I am such a hopeless optimist.

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Whiteface, Here We Come

Last week’s downhill outing was such a success that we’re heading to Whiteface today. Lift tickets are only $35 – more than half off of their regular price – so we decided to give it a go before the season ends.

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Just Call Me Julia

Mancuso, not Child. I have a new obsession. This happens frequently. Last week it was mangoes. This week it’s skiing. Bad timing, I know, since it’s March 8 and 45 degrees outside. But I have a feeling this will be a longterm obsession.

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Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower

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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