Tag: geology

Discovering Cohoes Falls

Discovering Cohoes Falls

Overlook Park & Falls View Park Cohoes, New York – 2019 Overlook Park: Open year round Falls View Park: Open May 1st – November 1st, sunrise to sunset The first time I tried to visit Falls View Park, it was March and still closed for the season. Although the sun decided to shine brightly that…

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Historic Congress Park

Historic Congress Park

The mineral springs are by far my favorite thing about Historic Congress Park, but there are many other features in the park worth seeing if you’re in Saratoga Springs, New York. The park is situated in the center of downtown, between the Saratoga Race Course and Broadway, so it’s fairly easy to just happen upon…

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Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga Spa State Park: 2018 To be perfectly honest, I’m surprised I don’t write about the springs in Saratoga Spa State Park more often. I frequently roam the park exploring different trails, watching birds, and tasting the spring’s waters, while taking photographs and documenting changes. Saratoga Spa State Park is my favorite place to go to “walk…

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April Adventures & Explorations

April Adventures & Explorations

My April began in Montreal. Then I got sick, which led me to watch some of my favorite movies. Fight Club. Always gets me thinking. Tyler Durden asks the question, “If you were to die right now, what do you wish you would have done?” This question began to roam around recklessly in my mind.…

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Orenda Spring at Saratoga Spa State Park

Orenda Spring at Saratoga Spa State Park

She was a favorite spring of mine before I even saw her. Orenda. The name alone drew me to her. Her. I don’t think I’m alone in giving the springs personification. Sputtering in rage with uncontrollable outbursts She. Fierce yet long-suffering with Endless patience the mother of tufa never-ending. A sensory delight. With various vantages,…

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Seven Mountain Summit Hikes

Seven Mountain Summit Hikes

When I first started writing about my adventures back in 2014, I made a random list of hikes I had done in the mountains called, “Eight Northeastern Mountain Hikes.” I never seem to have enough time to write about all the different places I go and lands I get to explore. This being the case,…

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Mount Tom State Reservation

Mount Tom State Reservation

There are those moments in life which are so profound and literally awesome that every amount of mental and physical anguish fades into, “worth every minute” of suffering.   I was entirely wild in the wind on the cliffs of the mountain ridge. Powerful. Soaring with the vultures. Completely elegant, despite my awkwardness. I am…

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Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park

I am curious. I am directionally challenged. I am determined. I had some time to kill before work and I just happened to be in Saratoga Springs, NY. I was nervous to do something alone, but I desperately wanted to explore and have myself an adventure. I decided to check out the park around the Roosevelt…

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