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Sunset on Noonmark
A sunset-and-twilight hike up short-but-steep Noonmark mountain on a mild and clear late-November day.

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Sunset on Ampersand
A sunset-and-twilight hike up solitary Ampersand mountain on a chilly, snowy and bright mid-November day.

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NunDaGaO Ridge combined with the Crows
A visit to the low but beautiful and interesting NunDaGaO Ridge. And this time, we tack on an ending that leads over the Crows, descending down into the last pockets of brilliant fall colors in the Adirondacks for 2022.

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Giant Mountain via Ridge Trail
An excellent intro hike for three new Adirondack hikers: The Ridge Trail on Giant Mountain!

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The Escalante MissMash
A Post-Covid return to Southern Utah, where we undertake a five-day agglomeration of various bits and pieces of Escalante greatness. I wanted to call it 'The Escalante MishMash', but ended up having to call it 'The Escalante MissMash'. You'll see why when you read the report!

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Remembering Anna and Aurele
A video and images of the celebration, in early July of 2022, of my now-departed parents.

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Jay Mountain
Cool summer beauty: A perfect cool summer day on the beautiful ridgeline of Jay Mountain.

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Wright Peak
A blustery late-winter visit to Wright Peak - one of the Adirondack's excellent alpine summits.

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Bear Den and Flume
A neat little hike up two interesting little subsummits of Whiteface Mountain: Bear Den and Flume. This trip also marks the end of a long two-year Covid hiatus from the Adirondacks.

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New Front Page Design
Welcome to the restyled front page of alavigne.net! Please let me know if you find any glitches (via the contact link). If you are on the desktop page, you can use the 'switch to classic' link to go back to the old main page.

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Montagnes Noires de Ripon
A quick half-day exploration of a small hill park halfway between Ottawa and Quebec's Mont Tremblant area: The Montagnes Noires de Ripon.

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Sentiers Frontaliers - Marbre and Saddle
Our first visit to the border trails of the Sentiers Frontaliers in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Featuring the summits of Montagne de Marbre and Mont Saddle.

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Another Superior Coastal Trail - Pukaskwa National Park
Returning a year later to hike another long-distance trail along the edge of the world's largest lake - The Coastal Trail in Pukaskwa National Park.

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Gatineau Park YellowBox Loop
A medium-length loop in the less-visited north-western sector of Gatineau Park. Good variety and escarpment scenery.

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West-East Traverse of Gatineau Park
A medium-length hiking traverse of the width of Gatineau Park, from Lusk Falls to Wakefield.

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Mount Shuksan and Refresher Mountaineering Course with Alpine Ascents
Brian and I tackle one of the giants of the North Cascades - Mount Shuksan, under the auspices of our guide Tom from Alpine Ascents International. It's all part of our prep for our planned year 2000 attempt on Mount Rainier.

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Sampling the Cataraqui Trail
A short half-day autumn cycle along the middle section of Eastern Ontario's Cataraqui multi-use recreational trail.

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Smoky Rockies
A trip to the crisp, clear Canadian Rockies for a week of early fall scrambling turns out to be a bit less clear than we hoped.

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A Superior Coastal Trail - Lake Superior Provincial Park
A week-long visit to a beautiful stretch along the world's largest lake - The Coastal Trail in Lake Superior Provincial Park (Now with video).

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The Crazy Eight Solstice Hike (aka The Great Range Traverse)
Our intrepid hiking group finally attacks the classic super-hard Adirondack outing: The traverse of the Great Range! Was it easier or harder than expected? Read on to find out....

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