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Its funny how something you were completely unaware of for along time can become one of your favorite things. Growing up we were a fairly outdoorsy and active family. We went camping and visited some state parks. But it is crazy to realize how much you don’t know that you don’t know regarding the wide variety of outdoor experiences that exist. I didn’t discover that we have this amazing trail system that… Read More

After my adventure climbing Saddleback Mountain I still had over a week left in my camping trip in the Adirondacks. My experience on Saddleback had really shaken my confidence in my ability to do this type of hiking. Being in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks was a bit more intimidating than it had been previously. Originally I had planned three big hikes during my first week of a two week long… Read More

As someone who loves to be outdoors there are so many different aspects of being outdoors that I enjoy. There are a lot of simple mundane things to be found in the outdoors that bring me joy. The texture of tree bark. Noticing when the wildflowers are blooming. Sitting in the shade under a tree. But often I crave something different from my outdoors experiences. I often seek some type of new… Read More

My afternoon adventure on my first full day in the Adirondacks turned into an evening adventure because I took a nap in my hammock at camp for longer than I had expected. By the time I convinced myself to get out of camp It was getting to be early evening hours. I enjoy photographing waterfalls. I have a guidebook to waterfalls in the Adirondack region. In the past I have focused on… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 343. Recently I went for a hike. And I went out for a very specific reason. I wanted to scout out an area I wanted to photograph. The reason I was doing this was so I would know how long a hike it would be to get there when I went with heavier equipment. Well, that day I did not find the location I was looking… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 242. I had a fun adventure today. Today I explored a trail that was new to me. Last year when I set out to explore some nature areas in Pennsylvania using my newly acquired Purple Lizard maps I learned about even more places I wanted to explore at some point. I was exploring the Pine Creek Rail Trail when I learned about the Golden Eagle Trail…. Read More

Tanglewood Nature Center has a little bit of everything for every type of outdoors person.  Hiking There are a wide variety of trails to explore along the natural area provided by Tanglewood Nature Center. There are nice sections of various types of natural features to explore along the trails.

After a day of relaxation we set out for a hike. After spending a lot of our vacation relaxing we really wanted to do something active. I wanted to go hike somewhere. I wanted to find the perfect hike that captured all the beauty of our area in one trail. There are a lot of wonderful trails to hike in our region. I have favorite places to spend time communing with nature…. Read More

I went on a 10 day camping trip to the Adirondacks. I reserved campsites at two different campgrounds because I couldn’t get 10 days straight at one site. That is the extent of the planning I did for this trip. I had lots of ideas running through my mind of what I wanted to do, but I did not actual planning of what I was going to do or when I was… Read More

During my trip to the Adirondacks one hike I wanted to try to make sure I fit into my schedule was Mount Marcy. Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York. The summit of the mountain is 5344 feet above sea level. The trail is 14.8 miles round trip. There is 3300 feet of elevation gain. I figured this would be a good day trip for me. This was also a… Read More

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