Tag: hiking

A Fall Drive

I approach travel and writing in the same manner. I’m planned. I’m measured. I map, and I plot things out. 9 out of 10 times, this comes in handy when I’m doing trips of both the day, and the longer variety. There are times though, that I feel it becomes, well, maybe stifling is a

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4th of July in the Adirondacks

I think I can safely say that summer in the Adirondacks is my favorite vacation destination.  My brother and both had a four day weekend for this July 4th, so decided to take advantage by heading up to Lake Placid once again to tackle another high peak.  Mt. Colden now officially marks my 4th high

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Life Musings in the Catskills

I know it’s cliché, and in fact it’s the very type of cliché I’m usually very disdainful of, but hiking really is conducive for all sorts of deep thinking.  There’s something about being alone in nature, with no Ipod, or smartphone (or rather, no service, as I always keep my phone in my pocket), or

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Hiking The Franconia Ridge Loop

So my brother and I have officially decided that this summer we are going to tackle the New Hampshire’s Presidential Traverse. The Presidential Traverse is a pretty daunting (humblebrag alert) 23 mile hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that summits 8 peaks over 4,000 feet, and gets its name because all eight peaks, Madison, Adams,

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A Visit to the Mohonk Mountain House

This is going to end up being one of those posts where I write a little, and mainly express my thoughts through photographs, because my words will never be able to properly capture how gorgeous these pictures are. I’ll try, sure. I’ll fail thought. Just throwing that out there.   The Mohonk Mountain House, which

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Why Upstate is the Best State: Why I Love Upstate NY

New York state encompasses  54,555 square miles. New York City encompasses 305 of those, yet when one talks about New York, or says they are from New York, or visited New York, unless one specifies “upstate,” it’s presumed you’re talking about one of the five boroughs. In part, that makes sense. Whether or not you

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One of the Only PA Beer Bucket Lists That Matters

Over the past year or so, Thrillist has become one of the sites I check daily. It started because it had great travel articles, but what really gave it the boost is the way their food and beer writers are able to exist in a plane that’s almost the exact spot between high and low

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Old Rag and New Brews in Shenandoah National Park

If you spend a lot of time around travel blogs/social media like I do, you’re well aware of the fact that it’s the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, which as good a reason as any to start checking those parks off your bucketlist if you haven’t already. Unfortunately for us here in the

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Hiking Glen Onoko Falls

    Over the last couple of years I’ve become something of a hiking snob.  The hiking here in PA used to be something I would cite as a top reason to visit here, however I guess you tackle a high peak or two, and all of a sudden anything that doesn’t leave your legs

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Adirondacks in the Summer & My Second High Peak

I’ve been doing great this summer with actually doing the things I say I’m going to do. Case in point: I managed to finally make it up to Lake Placid during the summer, which I’ve been threatening since going up there for the first time four years ago. I had a weekend off this past August,

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