I finally hit double digits in my quest for 46 this past weekend by hiking Algonquin (twice), Iroquois, and Wright Peaks, as well as Boundary Peak (twice). I had always planned to hike these three this past weekend, but I had originally planned to do them with a group, led by an ADK volunteer. She… Continue reading Hiking Algonquin, Iroquois and Wright Peaks
Why not start yet another hiking challenge, while I'm still working on at least 5 others (Adirondack 46, Adirondack Fire Towers, Adirondack 29, Lake Placid 9, Saranac Lake 6)?! So on Sunday, I headed up to New Hampshire to hike my first 4,000-footer in the Granite State, effectively beginning my NH 48 journey. I didn't… Continue reading Hiking Mt. Tecumseh in the White Mountains
If you are reading this, then you know I survived Saturday's hike of the Santanoni Range. I had joked that I may not, and there were times throughout the hike that I thought finishing might not happen, but thankfully it did. I hydrated like an absolute fish on Thursday and Friday. I drank so much… Continue reading Hiking the Santanoni Range – Santanoni, Couchsachraga, and Panther Peaks
After planning lots of big hikes for spring, all of which ended up being canceled due to covid (mostly because hikers were being asked to stay local, under 30 minutes so that limited me to the two nature preserves in Providence), I finally got some major hikes in during May, June, July and August. My… Continue reading Hiking Street & Nye Mountains
For a number of reasons, mostly related to privacy and just generally surviving, I made this blog private at the end of March. The 6 months that this blog spent on hiatus includes 4.5 months I didn't feel the need to blog about or share publicly, except for some amazing hikes. Like, LOTS of them.… Continue reading She’s Back!
It took me a lot longer than I had hoped and expected, but I finished Workout 20 of 100 on Wednesday! That means I'm officially done with Phase 1 of 5, and boy am I hooked. I started on Januay 24 so it took me 33 days to do 20 workouts. Not great, but not… Continue reading Morning Meltdown 100: Phase 1 Done!
What a weekend! I needed those 4 days more than I realized. Almost 5, because as I was getting ready to go to bed on Wednesday night, I looked at the forecast for Saratoga County and it was looking like a ROUGH morning to be on the roads. Snow, sleet and ice plus rush hour… Continue reading Hiking My First Winter Peaks in Snowshoes
One of the promises I made to myself for 2020 (a resolution, I guess you could call it) is to take more time off. I carry over so much vacation time from year to year, and since I have no plans to leave my job any time soon, there's no incentive to stockpile this because… Continue reading Looking Ahead to a Long Weekend
After a solid week of sticking to my workout plans, I rewarded myself on Friday morning with a sunrise hike…before work! I have not been successful in getting myself out of bed early enough to work out before heading into the office, but tell me there’s a hike waiting for me and I will gladly… Continue reading Sunrise Hike in Blue Hills
On Friday, I snapped out of my exercise rut. I don't know what happened, but I thought about hiking non-stop last week and spent HOURS of my free time planning my next big hike (not till spring). I decided enough was enough and even though I can't do the hikes I want right now, I… Continue reading Two-a-Days