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Adirondack Hike: Big Slide

A trip report from a hike to Big Slide Mountain in the Adirondack Park on May 29, 2020. Big Slide is a 7.8 mile out-and-back hike that took a little over seven hours to complete.

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How to Avoid Falls on the Ice

Winter weather brings with it slick conditions. Falls on the ice can be serious, but they can usually be avoided. If you do find yourself falling, there are ways to avoid hurting yourself seriously.

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Adirondack Hike: Marcy, Skylight and Gray

A trip report from our hike to the summits of Mount Marcy, Mount Skylight and Gray Mountain on July 18, 2019. Marcy is the highest mountain in New York while Skylight is fourth and Gray stands at seventh. All three are part of the Adirondack 46 Hiking Challenge.

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Adirondack Hike: Mount Marshall

The trip report from our hike to Mount Marshall on Saturday June 22, 2019 via Avalanche Lake. Marshall is the twenty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondack Park with a height of 4,360 feet.

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Catskill Hike: Slide Mountain

A trip report from my May 31, 2019 hike to the summit of Slide Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Slide is the highest peak in the Catskill Park at 4,182 feet.

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Adirondack Hike: St. Regis Mountain

A trip report from a hike to the summit of St. Regis Mountain on June 15, 2019. St. Regis is part of the Saranac Lake 6'er Hiking Challenge and the mountain resides just to the north of the town of Saranac Lake, N.Y. in the Adirondack Park.

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Adirondack Hike: Ampersand Mountain

A trip report from a hike to the summit of Ampersand Mountain on June 15, 2019. Ampersand is part of the Saranac Lake 6'er Hiking Challenge and sits on the west side of the town of Saranac Lake, N.Y. in the Adirondack Park.

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Catskill Hike: Hunter Mountain

A trip report from my May 31, 2019 hike to the summit of Hunter Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Hunter is the second highest peak in the Catskills with an elevation of 4,040 feet.

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Adirondack Hike: Seymour Mountain

A trip report from our hike up Seymour Mountain, one of the forty-six high peaks of the Adirondacks in New York. It ranks thirty-fourth on the list with a height of 4,120 feet.

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Pink Beds Loop Trail

Pink Beds Loop Trail is a five mile easy trail through the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. This trail was named by the early settlers due to the abundant blooms of local flowers.

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Adventure in the Forest of Dean

Visiting the Forest Of Dean should be a wonderful experience, I want to give insight into my favourite things and places there also to share with people who are new to the area - the many wonders that can be found and enjoyed whilst visiting this magical place.

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Adirondack Hike: Colvin and Blake

A trip report from our hike to the mountains of Colvin and Blake in the Adirondacks of Upstate, New York. Colvin and Blake are two of the mountains in the Adirondack Forty-Six Challenge, which consists of forty-six mountains above (or just below) 4,000 feet in the Adirondack Park.

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A Crash Course in Hiking

As a newcomer to hiking, you may be wondering what brands to use, what gear to bring, and how to best prepare for a climb. With this introduction to trekking, you will be ready for your next adventure in no time.

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Top 5 Hiking Trails in San Marcos, Texas

As a resident of San Marcos, Texas and an avid hiker, these are my personal Top 5 trails to hike in San Marcos. These are relatively short hikes ranging from about a mile to 8.4 miles. Some hikes could be longer depending upon the route you take. Always remember to stay safe and stay hydrated!