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Review: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2, 3 Season Backpacking Tent

After our 2004 Northville-Placid thru-hike, I decided it was time to upgrade our backpacking tent. My trusty Walrus ArchRival, the first real backpacking tent I ever owned, was really showing its age.

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Our First Mountain Christmas

Hope everyone had a fun Christmas morning! Ours was a blast… once I woke up, that is. One thing certainly hasn’t changed up here, getting me out of bed before 9am is still a challenge.

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Happy Holidays From Towns and Trails

Jess and I spent today doing some true last minute shopping with one of our good friends. On the ride home we stopped to take in some winter high peak views and wanted to share them with you.

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Operation Denali Awarded Nat Geo’s Adventurer of the Year

Lieutenant Colonel Marc Hoffmeister organized a team of wounded veterans to climb Denali in an effort to raise awareness of severely injured service men and women.

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Our New Adirondack Hero

Well, folks, the adventure living has begun. It didn’t take long for us flatlanders to get into some trouble here in the Adirondacks. It all started last week when it first got bitterly cold – temps were in the single digits during the day and well into negative territory at night.

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Quotes: Clarence Petty, on the Adirondacks

Clarence Petty, who spent most of his life defending and fighting to preserve the Adirondack wilderness, died earlier this month at the age of 104.

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