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Bald Peak - A Leaf-Peeper Hike
A beautiful but slightly beyond-peak visit during fall foliage season to Bald Peak, a lower but excellent summit on the extreme eastern fringes of the High Peaks Region.

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Tornado Outage
Damage and an extended power outage in the Ottawa area due to severe weather resulted in a disruption of the availability of alavigne.net over the last four days. Really sorry about the inconvenience. Back up and running now!

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Destination GerM2ny: The Pickup
A one-page preview of Luke and Andrew's fantastic trip to Germany to receive a new car via "European Delivery". Motorsports heaven then ensues...

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Mt Lafayette - Greenleaf-Skookumchuck Loop
A less-frequented loop up a much-frequented mountain: beautiful Mt Lafayette - the prominent General of the western White Mountains of New Hampshire. Beautiful weather, scenic lookouts and vantage points -- as well as an extended walk above treeline -- were the highlights of this great hike.

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Catamount Mountain - Perseids Overnight
The Perseid Meteor Shower - a classic of the dog days of summer. Everything lined up for another one of my on-a-mountaintop overnighters, this time on Catamount. Successful?

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Brian's Reefy Retirement Adventure
This one's special.... A quick spring trip to Utah, dedicated to the start of Brian's retirement.... which, it so happened, began on the very first day of our trip!

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Catamount Mountain
On a beautiful Victoria Day Monday, we follow Sophie Innes on her first real Adirondack climb, up short but sporty Catamount Mountain.

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Ampersand Mountain
Straightforward winter climb up Ampersand Mountain in the Adirondacks. Excellent trail conditions, fresh and pretty snow everywhere, and mild conditions.

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Algonquin Loop from South Meadows
A slightly longer itinerary through and over some prime Adirondack attractions - gorge-like Avalanche Pass and the summit of Algonquin Peak - all packaged in a nice loop from the quiet South Meadows trailhead.

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The First Brother
A quick hike to an excellent open set of bumps on the way to Big Slide known as The Brothers. Perfect as one of the shortest ways to get to a good view of the Lower Great Range and the Central High Peaks.

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In Memory of Dad
On this November 13 - my father's birthday - I'd like to release this set of images to commemorate him, four years after his passing in 2013. We miss you, Dad!

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NOrionids on Ampersand - Ampersand Mountain
A last-minute solo overnight mini-adventure up Ampersand mountain to view the peak of the Orionid Meteor shower. Not much in the way of meteors, but.... a very pleasant bivy on one of the Adirondack's best little peaks.

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Team Outing and Pete's Visit - Eardley Escarpment, Gatineau Park
Short set of images of a recent team dinner and subsequent hike.

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The Great American Eclipse Trip
A trip focused around the incredible experience of a Total Solar Eclipse - The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 2017. Also included are visits to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

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North and South Percy - Percy Peaks Loop
After driving by the New Hampshire North Country's interesting-looking Percy Peaks for years, I decide to finally pay them a proper visit.

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Ausable Valley Wanderings
In a bit of a switch, this is an Adirondack Mountain outing that stays down low, exploring the beautiful nooks of the Ausable Valley. There is much beauty available without hitting a high summit, and this hike proves it.

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The newcomers' hike - Jay Mountain
Increasing the roster of Adirondack hikers by four today with a hike up the perfect 'intro' peak of Jay Mountain.

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Frosty Mountain Loop - Manning Provincial Park, BC
Inclement weather forces us off our intended Howe Sound Crest backpack and onto the Frosty Mountain Loop in Manning Provincial Park, where we hope for drier and clearer conditions.

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Easy Cascade Climb - Snoqualmie Mountain
An easy climb up an accessible peak in the Cascade Mountains, on a solo day for me during my June northwest 2017 trip

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Volcano Quest II - Glacier Peak
After two years, a return attempt to the Glacier Peak wilderness in Washington State, where we once again tackle the south ridge route to the top of this wonderful wilderness volcano!

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