Category: Mountains

Camping Trip 2019: Hudson Highlands

Camping Trip 2019: Hudson Highlands

Approximately 50 miles north of New York City, located along the Hudson River off of I-87 in New York, Bear Mountain State Park and Harriman State Park are popular recreational destinations for residence of New York City & New Jersey. Hudson Highlands Camping Trip My friend Ashley invited me on a camping trip to explore…

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Snowshoeing Small Peaks in the Adirondacks

Snowshoeing Small Peaks in the Adirondacks

Although I’m typically hesitant at first, snowshoeing is something I look forward to any time snow begins to accumulate. At the end of February, Upstate New York experienced record high temperatures and I honestly wasn’t sure if my friends and I would have the opportunity to snowshoe in March, or if hiking was going to…

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Olana

Olana

Frederic Church and Olana “Olana was the home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Church’s great talent was recognized early in his life. By age 20, he had his own studio and was a well-known artist. He traveled extensively in North and South America, recording the wild natural beauty of the New…

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Námafjall Hverir

Námafjall Hverir

Mývatn Region, Iceland NámafjallHverir Historical Notes“Námafjall is a high temperature geothermal area with fumaroles and mud pots. At a depth of 1000m, the temperature is above 200°C. Along with steam comes fumarole gas, such as hydrogen sulfide which is responsible for the characteristic hot spring smell in these areas. The hot springs produce considerable sulphur deposits.…

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Last Day in Colorado

Last Day in Colorado

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park Longs Peak, Trail Ridge Road, Bear Lake, Horseshoe Falls – August 21st 2013 Trail Ridge Road Highest Elevation – 12,183 feet Bear Lake Trail Distance Round trip – .8 miles Alluvial Fan Trail Distance Round Trip –  .3 miles Characters – Alicen, Nathan A day off from hiking… Since it…

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Fern Lake Trail

Fern Lake Trail

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park The Pool, Fern Falls, Fern Lake – August 19th 2013 Elevation Gain – 1,380 feet Distance Round Trip –  7.6 miles Characters – Alicen (me), Nathan (my boyfriend of 15 years) Our second day in Rocky Mountain National Park we hiked up to Fern Lake. I remember being wowed…

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Cub Lake Trail

Cub Lake Trail

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park Cub Lake Trail – August 18, 2013 Elevation gain – 540 feet Distance Round Trip – 4.6 miles Characters – Alicen (me), Nathan (my boyfriend of 15 years) A “Short Hike” After setting up camp we decided to go for a short hike to acclimate ourselves to a higher altitude.…

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