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The Next Adventure Part 4

The following morning Dodd decided it was time to bite the bullet and get Scott in to discuss the issue.  Knowing that Scott was one of the rare people who preferred to still speak via the phone rather than by … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Pt 1

He looked out the window of his PhD advisors office and sighed. “It’s autumn, and look at those leaves.  Two years ago, I was out there in it. Walking across the North East, following creeks finding my way over the … Continue reading

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Adirondack Weekend 4th of July 2011

Five years ago I was working in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State with the Department of Environmental Conservation as what was called a “back country steward”.  Essentially this meant that I spent my workweek in the forested … Continue reading

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Lost in the Bells Part Three

Agent Gonzalez pulled the night vision gear out from its pocket in his backpack and backed out of the tent.  As he walked away from the circle of tents and the fire pan he booted the goggles up.  Out beyond … Continue reading

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Water Bladders: Hiking and other uses

Most people who hike and backpack have at least one water bladder.  I have at least two, and I think somewhere in the recesses of my long living 04 Cavalier a third one lurks awaiting it’s turn.  We’re used to … Continue reading

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The Death of the Intrepid

A few months ago I wrote a couple of posts telling about the adventures my old Dodge Intrepid and I shared. I’d intended to tell how she died. As I mentioned, when I was working in the Adirondacks the car … Continue reading

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Backpacking Food – a pair of videos staring my Jetboil and even a recipe

People need to eat.  All the more when one is backpacking.  There are many, many good recipes online for cooking over a stove or over a campfire while backpacking, but I’m going to share a pair of videos that show … Continue reading

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Fishbrook Pond Video Tour and some thoughts on bears

Fishbrook Pond is a fair bit higher then the general starting point of Dacy Clearing and well worth the hike.  The weekend I spent up at Fishbrook I saw perhaps another ten or twelve people, but didn’t stay at the … Continue reading

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Adirondack Lean-to Photo Set

Lean-tos are an important part of camping in the Adirondacks and many other parts  of the Eastern United States.  As a shelter, and as a gathering point they have a unique place in the hearts of many campers and backpackers, … Continue reading

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That time I wasn’t arrested for being an ax murderer.

That summer in the Adirondacks led to many opportunities. I climbed the highest peak in the state for the first time since I was 13 or 14. I made friendships that continue to this day even though we’re now spread … Continue reading

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