From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Today’s Hike: 12/31/2009 Halcott Mountain

December 31, 2009

Today we’ll be hiking Halcott Mountain.  It’s a short hike, just a little over two miles up and back.  Brian Haydinger will be joining me as guest hike leader.  This will be #15 of 35 winter peaks for me, and Brian’s very first. After this, I’ll have 20 peaks (in approximately 14 trips) over the […]

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North Dome & Sherrill Trip Report

December 31, 2009

I am exhausted.  I’m definitely going to take Friday off.  North Dome and Sherrill are done, though: peaks 13 and 14 of 35. I was up kind of late – the alarm on my blackberry woke me up at 7; my regular alarm had been going off since 5:30.  I got to the trailhead around […]

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Today’s Hike: 12/30/2009 North Dome & Mount Sherrill

December 29, 2009

Today I’ll be hiking North Dome and Mount Sherrill.  Both are bushwacks (no trail to the summit) and the trip should be about 5 miles or so.  I’m thinking I’ll probably follow a similar route to what my buddy over at CatskillHiker.com followed, which basically involves hiking down from the summit of Sherrill to Spruceton […]

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Twin & Indian Head Trip Report

December 29, 2009

Today I climbed Twin and Indian Head Mountains.  Below are the videos I uploaded to YouTube.  I keep splitting Twin Mountain into “west” and “east” peaks, but they’re really north and south of each other.  And now that I think about it, I’m not even sure that I didn’t mix the two up.  I have […]

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Note to Self:

December 28, 2009

Though it’s obviously possible, in the future, try to avoid editing and/or creating blog posts via iPhone while driving 80 mph. Especially editing, that’s just frustrating. Also, stop being such a prefectionist, dickhead.

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Today’s Hike: 12/28/2009

December 28, 2009

Today I’ll be hiking Indian Head and Twin mountains. Overall, they’ll be winter peak numbers 11 and 12 (of 35). What I have left are: 25 mountains 16 trips 12 weekends View Larger Map

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Today’s Hike: 12-28-2009 Indian Head & Twin

December 28, 2009

Today I’ll be hiking Indian Head and Twin mountains.  Overall, they’ll be winter peak numbers 11 and 12 (of 35).  What I have left are: 25 mountains 16 trips 12 weekends View Larger Map

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Why I Climb Mountains for Fun

December 27, 2009

So I’m at the beginning of my Catskill 3500 Club winter peaks goal, right?  I mean, I’ve been talking about it for a while now, but why am I doing it (you ask yourself)? At the end of the day, I think it’s basically ego-driven.  I enjoy hiking, but I like the sense of accomplishment […]

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Today’s Hike: 12-26-2009

December 25, 2009

Today’s the day, dear reader:  I’m starting my winter hiking extravaganza. 27 mountains 17 trips 13 weekends Today I’ll be hiking Thomas Cole and Black Dome mountains: View Larger Map

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Dear Secret Blog – I Mean Didi

December 24, 2009

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of my brain.  I’ve been meaning to write Didi a nice loooong email for a little while now (as though there were another kind).  Too much shite is running around in my brain right now, and I haven’t been blogging it out like I usually do.  Quite […]

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