Monday, December 27, 2010

Red Hill Firetower

As one of my last treks before leaving for the winter, we trekked up to the Red Hill Firetower in the Catskill Park. It's one of the towers on our ADK Firetower Challenge list. And, as you can tell from the photo, there were several inches of snow on the ground. Not enough to require the use of our snowshoes, but enough to explore multiple critter tracks and a great, pristine day in the woods. Life was VERY good that day. so get out and enjoy winter when you can. Not EVERY day is a Nor'easter.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Snowshoeing - Cortland, NY

On my way south I spent a great weekend with my niece and nephew. Part of it was snowshoeing the Hope Lake Nordic Ski Center at Greek Peak, not far from Cortland, NY. Conditions varied, but it was a GREAT day to be out snowshoeing the miles of trails. Here's a pic of the warming hut where we started. We highly recommend it for an hour or an afternoon.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fall is fell! Winter's here and it's colder than....i want

It's December 6th, and that's snow on the brim of my hat as I boat down the Hudson River. It's almost time to head south. I'll head there in about 10 days. But it was a GREAT summer biking the 450 miles of the Erie Canal. I've enjoyed great friends, both new and old, on that trip and the entire 9 months here in Northern New York. And, I'll stay in touch all winter; jusy not as frequently. In April, we'll start running a new blog on our Adirondack Firetower Challenge and climbing 20 more mountains. I hope you'll join me and make new friends as we attack those 20 or so firetower trails next summer. You can always reach me at: during ANY season.