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Catskill 3500 Club

Sometimes Hikers Die

March 18, 2010

Two hikers got lost on Blackhead Mountain last weekend.  One of them died. When I talk to people about my hiking adventures, they are of one or two mindsets: a.  They think it’s all just a walk in the woods and that nothing could be easier, or b.  They think I’m some kind of sick […]

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Saturday’s Hike

March 8, 2010

Well, I did it:  I climbed Friday, Balsam Cap, Rocky and Lone in one day.  In the snow.  It was a long day.  I hit the trail around 10:30 and got back to the car around 9:30.  Yes, in the Post Meridian.  That’s 11 hours of hiking, dear reader:  pretty much all of which (except […]

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Dial it up a notch?

February 26, 2010

In the past couple of weeks, at least two people have told me directly that they’re “living vicariously through” me – specifically with respect to the photos posted on facebook of my winter peakbagging extravaganza.  I can’t tell you how cool that is; how good that makes me feel. Well, I’m considering dialing that vicarious […]

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Today’s Hike: 1-16-2010 Cornell & Wittenberg

January 16, 2010

Today I’ll be hiking Cornell and Wittenberg mountains.  They’ll be numbers 18 and 19 of my 35 Catskill winter peaks.  I have 10 trips left and 10 weekends before March 22d. I’m off on Monday for MLK Day, so I’ll be able to get a bit ahead of schedule, I hope. View Larger Map

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January 12, 2010

This will hopefully be short.  I just finished Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds.  It was pretty excellent.  I’m glad I’m done, because now I can get back to regular life sans story-obsession.  I’ll probably bring Hemingway’s short stories to work tomorrow for lunchtime reading – I doubt I’ll get too swept away with that. Big […]

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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 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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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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