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March 22, 2010

I’m off to bed.  Should have done so an hour ago.  I’m exhausted – this weekend wasn’t necessarily long, but I didn’t get the relaxation/decompression time I usually do, so I was a worthless sack of sh*t at work today and hope not to be tomorrow.  I burned a lot of calories this weekend and […]

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Saturday’s Hike

March 1, 2010

Fuck me, but I’m tired.  Saturday’s hike was a fucking nightmare.  Fucking.  Night.  Mare.  It took me almost 7 hours to go 5.95 miles.  I had to fight for every step.  There were about four or five feet of snow on the mountain.  Even with my snowshoes, I was sinking in up to my knees.  […]

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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: Windham High Peak 2-20-2010

February 20, 2010

The opthamologist said that my eye is healing well.  I have a final appointment with him next Friday.  My vision is still a bit blurry, though today I finished the novel I started on Wednesday.  Driving is ok, but not great – I’m still a bit apprehensive.  I think the hardest part of this hike […]

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Make Lemonade

February 18, 2010

Yes, I know it’s been nearly a week since my last post, but I have a good excuse: I’ve only had the use of my left eye since Saturday, and until yesterday, my right eye was in quite a lot of pain. (Skip to around 1:23, please.) Saturday’s hike was Doubletop and Graham mountains – […]

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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: 1-3-2010 Plateau & Sugarloaf

January 3, 2010

Today I’ll be hiking Plateau and Sugarloaf Mountains.  I really hope I have the energy to do so.  I’ve taken the last two days off and feel pretty well rested.  I’ve been eating about as much as I normally do, which is to say not a whole lot.  But I’ve been sucking down water like […]

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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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