Hiking Spruce Mountain (Plus Visiting Lester Park)

On Friday, the plan was to wake up in the Adirondacks (I got here on Thursday morning around 8am and then worked remotely all day) and lay low until we had to head up to North Creek for our reservations for rail biking at Revolution Rail. But I hadn't run all week, and barely ran… Continue reading Hiking Spruce Mountain (Plus Visiting Lester Park)

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What to Wear on a Day Hike

In planning for a hike, I like to read reviews on AllTrails.com. Naturally, I found the one review out of hundreds that mentioned seeing a rattlesnake on Mt. Holyoke. So even though I knew it likely to be shorts weather, I'm like YUP PANTS. And then someone pointed out that rattlesnakes can't bite through jeans… Continue reading What to Wear on a Day Hike