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Fall Fiesta Trio - Silver Lake Mountain, The Crows, Baxter Mountain
A rapid and most colorful sampling of Adirondack fall foliage on three separate short hikes - all crammed ahead of an approaching bout of rainy weather.

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The King-King Hike - Gatineau Park
An easy and short morning team-building hike - Mackenzie King-themed - in Gatineau Park.

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Catfish Lake Canoe Loop - Algonquin Provincial Park
A exceptionally-perfect labour day long weekend sees us return to do the Cedar Lake - Catfish Lake canoe loop in northern Alqonquin Park. With an extra day to work with, we push the boundaries a bit, getting as far as Perley Lake on the upper Petawawa River.

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Pacific Crest Trail from Sonora Pass to Lake Latopie
An gentle half-day meander along an easy stretch of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail from Sonora Pass to Latopie Lake.

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Mount Conness via East Ridge, Sierra Nevada
A class-3 mountaineering scramble up a 12,590-foot high peak of California's northern Sierra Nevada: Mt Conness via the East Ridge.

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San Francisco
A short image gallery of a few scenes taken in and around San Francisco in August of 2016, while on a trip for work.

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Simply Blue - The Journey Home
The story of the long and fitful journey to bring 'Simply Blue' - the new flagship of the Hanel-Dusablon fleet - to her new home port.

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Hey Hey, Haystack - Mount Haystack
Hey, look, Haystack! A climb up what I consider to be the Adirondack's most scenic mountain.

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Short and Steep - Catamount Mountain
Introducing work colleague Veetil and his new-to-mountains wife to the enjoyment of a hearty little scramble in the Adirondacks - Catamount Mountain.

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Goodnow Mountain Fire Tower Hike
An exploration of another short-but-good Adirondack hike - the climb to the excellent fire tower atop Goodnow Mountain.

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Arduous Allen
My first group hike with the Alpine Club of Canada is a relatively challenging one... a return to climb Mount Allen, one of the ADK 46's less attractive peaks.

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Forehead-Chin Loop - Mt Mansfield Ridge
A beautiful holiday Monday traverse of Vermont's Mount Mansfield - one of the Northeast's best places to experience extended open-alpine hiking.

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Whitney Canoe Loop - Algonquin Provincial Park
Shifty winds and changing conditions make for a strenuous 2016 season-opener canoe weekend in Algonquin Park.

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Middle Earth Meander - New Zealand 2016
Read the story of our journey to the island nation of New Zealand. A small but high-density destination, packed with all sorts of climate zones and landforms, we made the most of our time, enjoying the scenery on foot, on bicycle, by raft, by kayak, from the air, and by ferry. Even by luge kart!

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Spring Ice Climbing at Calabogie
A warm spring day on the ice at the cliffs of Calabogie. Roland's first leashless tool lead climb and Sara's excellent new $50 crampons.

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Spring ice spices up Noonmark
Winter of 2016 has turned out to be shorter and warmer than expected. On this, a beautiful spring-like day in the Adirondack Mountains, we enjoy an interesting and enjoyable hike up the still-icy flanks of Noonmark Mountain.

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Accelerated Ampersand
A fast morning hike of Ampersand Mountain in the Adirondacks with Brian and Jenn. Remarkably little snow on the ground, and remarkably calm and still on the summit. The white-streaked landscaped looked wintry, but it didn't much feel that way.

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The Preppy Hikes - Gatineau Park December Hikes
A series of easy local hikes in the nearby Gatineau Hills to help get mileage under our feet for our upcoming New Zealand trip.

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Roland and Stephanie's Semimoon
A trip to celebrate Roland and Stephanie's recent wedding. Usually a trip after a wedding is called a honeymoon, but that would be an incorrect characterization in this case, so let's call it a "semi-moon" instead. Highlights include the Cinque Terre, San Marino, Venice, Dolomites, Salzburg, Nuremberg and Rothenburg.

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Impressive Inversion, Unbelievable Undercast - Above the Clouds on Algonquin Peak
A fantastic and special day atop the second highest peak in NY State during an inversion event. The result: some of the best views I have seen in the Adirondacks in quite some time.

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Via Ferrata - Protected Climbing Paths in the Dolomites - Intro and Overview  (890 messages)
Most recent update was on Mon Sep 19, 16:25 EDT 2016
Tragedy in the Torngats - Roland's Search Expedition  (116 messages)
Most recent update was on Thu Sep 15, 20:26 EDT 2016
Simply Blue - The Journey Home  (1 message)
Most recent update was on Wed Aug 31, 10:30 EDT 2016
The Adirondack High Peaks Region and Andrew's 46er Page  (358 messages)
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Middle Earth Meander - New Zealand 2016  (1 message)
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