Category Archives: New York State

Escaping the Ottawa winter of 2014

Escaping the Ottawa winter of 2014 With cries of “ENOUGH ALREADY”, I found myself finishing off the month of March with a snow shovel in my hand, once again valiantly heaving shovelful after shovelful of that darned white stuff (SNOW!!!) … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt Marcy – Reaching the Peak

Climbing Mt Marcy – Reaching the Peak It was now about 10:30 AM and I had been on the trail for about 2 hours and had reached the bridge above the Phelps Mountain junction. As I headed up the next … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt. Marcy — Marcy Dam to bridge above Phelps Mtn Junction

Climbing Mt. Marcy — Marcy Dam to bridge above Phelps Mtn Junction I had left the parking lot trailhead of the Van Hoevenberg Trail at 8:30 AM and ran into no difficulties getting to Marcy Dam, 2.3 miles from the … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt. Marcy – Trailhead to Marcy Dam

Climbing Mt. Marcy – Van Hoevenberg Trailhead to Marcy Dam (LOCATION) Trail info (from ADK High Peaks Region guidebook): Van Hoevenberg Trail to Mt. Marcy Distance from Trailhead (one-way): To Marcy Dam – 2.3 miles To Indian Falls – 4.4 … Continue reading

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Heading for the Adirondack Mountains

Heading for the Adirondack Mountains – May 27th, 2013 My goal for this trip was to reach the peak of Mount Marcy in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains. I had tried to do that twice before on … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy My wife and I were in the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cape Cod area last week. Weather was nearly perfect for vacationing. Waters were calm and beaches beautiful. With Hurricane Sandy having already wrecked havoc in the Caribbean … Continue reading

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New England Trip 2012 – Day 3 – Champlain Canal & Buskirk’s Covered Bridge

New England Trip 2012 – Day 3 – Champlain Canal & Buskirk’s Covered Bridge After visiting the Saratoga National Historic Park, we continued our southward travels through the rolling hills of the region. The rain continued to fall as did … Continue reading

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