Category Archives: Daypack

Hiking, mountain walking… mostly day trips.

“Cheap” airfare to Denver. Let’s go!

Flying into Denver Airport

A couple of months ago we were looking at trying to get to the Pacific Northwest. I lived near Portland, Oregon for a number of years and loved it there, and getting back out there is something we wanted to do. I checked airfare, but for over $800 roundtrip for two… uh, no. Wait, what’s that? Airfare to Denver for $500!? Round-trip? For two?! Click, BUY! Continue reading “Cheap” airfare to Denver. Let’s go!

Adirondack 46er

I did something Sunday. I became an Adirondack 46er.

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The shadow of the Adirondacks had always been cast toward the “flatlands”, and I grew up imagining what it would be like to roam the wilderness like Roger’s Rangers, the Iroquois or Algonquin, or trappers and hunters. After graduating high school I joined the Army, lived overseas and then on the west coast, and then finally moved back to New York in 1998. It didn’t take long and I set about plans to hike Mt. Marcy, just because it was the tallest of course. My plans weren’t plans at all really. I had a backpack if you can call it that, and some boots. That’s all I needed, right? I did climb Mt. Marcy in the summer of 2000, from Elk Lake and back. I ran out of water, it was colder on the summit than I thought it would be, and my clothes were laughable looking back on it. Soon after I took a crack at hiking Dial and Nippletop, but ended up stopping very short of Bear Den and doing Round Mountain instead. That was the extent of my hiking for a very, very long time. Continue reading Adirondack 46er

A recent hike! Hey!

Dexter and I have been sooo busy at the home front we haven’t really had a chance to stretch our legs it seems. Okay, so we did go to Iceland less than a month ago, but legs need to be stretched more often. 🙂

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View from Cat.

Sunday we woke up and had our usual sit-on-the-porch coffee, then got ready to check out a local venue for hosting our wedding.

We dressed in our hiking clothes, and after our appointment headed up to Cat and Thomas Mountains in the Lake George area, arriving around noon. The Adirondacks are currently EXPLODING with color, and this trail takes you up to some amazing views of the foliage! Continue reading A recent hike! Hey!

Giant Mountain, May 2015

My first hike trying to get ready for Denali. I went an bought all the gear, so now I need to try it out!

Heading down from my quick trip up Giant Mountain I ran into a guy that asked “Did you do Rocky Peak Ridge?” Um… no. What the hell is that?

So he explains “It was right there. Then you could have done two today.” Continue reading Giant Mountain, May 2015