Archives / 2012 / January

Exploring a Trail Dames Tradition

Exploring a Trail Dames Tradition

Backpacking

What do you get when you combine the following assortment of items:   a wintry day in January; a section of the Appalachian Trail along the crest of a ridge in Maryland; twenty women bearing daypacks; a rustic wooden shelter... Read More »

Travels with Jacey… birding on the coast!

Travels with Jacey… birding on the coast!

Backpacking

On a typical winter weekend, we head to Mad River Glen for skiing. One or two days a winter, though, we take the day to go birdwatching on the coast of NH. You see, there are a lot of... Read More »

Power Struggle Over The Powerlinez

Backpacking / Rock Climbing

Palisades Interstate Parks Commission (PIPC) has recently announced that the area adjacent to Harriman State Park in Rockland County, New York will be closed off to climbers after a town meeting in January. Chris Ingui of the New York-New... Read More »

A Humble Sacrifice From a Desperate Man…

A Humble Sacrifice From a Desperate Man…

Winter Sports

Two days ago Paul Leonard, the dude responsible for all our sweet EMS tents, packs, and sleeping bags, approached me with a ridiculous concept.  While standing in the Peterborough store, looking at Tele bindings, dreaming of backcountry freshies, Paul... Read More »

Catskill Ice: An Ideal Locale for First Time Climbers

Catskill Ice: An Ideal Locale for First Time Climbers

Rock Climbing / Winter Sports

The Catskills, located just 2 hours north of downtown Manhattan, is one of the best ice climbing areas in the Northeast. Well-known by downhills skiers, hikers and leaf-peepers, it also hosts an array of secluded ice crags and multi-tiered frozen waterfalls, many... Read More »

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