Tag Archives: Hiking

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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Adirondack Summer

The Intrepid and I spent one summer exposing ourselves to the elements in the Adirondacks off northern New York. This particular job posed a fair bit of risk of the Intrepid and I permanently separated from one another, because I … Continue reading

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North Country Roads

North County Roads, lead me home To that old place, that old room Another autumn, beside the falls Maples orange, birches yellow Apple Jack in the barrel And wood smoke in the air . Cold crisp mornings up by the … Continue reading

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Mt. Marcy

I go up there So others  can see What my eyes have seen   The trail presses up Through maple birch and pine Then bracken further on   The last mile I walk across the sky Pressing to that final … Continue reading

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Water and Shade

I see you And you see me A mile apart Across this pool flat land You head north And I walk west We both seek two things Water Shade Blue flag up high On the whip pole For us both … Continue reading

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American Historic Sites – Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

The nineteenth century was an incredibly complicated period for the young United States. While the major points of our collective histories in this period are of course Slavery and the Civil War and Western Expansion a major portion of both … Continue reading

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Arizona-Reflections of Sedona

I spent a fair portion of my life living in Arizona.  And a good deal of that time was spent either in Sedona or thinking about the Sedona area. As you may well know, Sedona is a popular destination for … Continue reading

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Colorado and Utah – Big Horn Pictogram

Long before the Mormons or we Gentiles reached the Green River Valley the Native Americans were already there.  This pictogram of a Big Horn Sheep being chased by a wolf or coyote was made by the Freemont people.  Whoever the … Continue reading

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