Hiking

Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on Jun 15, 2015
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The Pharaoh MountainsIf seven-packs actually existed, this would be a forerunner in the Adirondack Park. My chum Jim and I had no idea what we were in store for when I dreamed up this wilderness traverse. The only thing we knew was that one of the hills would be at least a decent payoff, according to what we have read and researched, but the other six were total mysteries. The Dam Hill to No. 8
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on Jun 11, 2015
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Save your knees and gain two extra feet“What should I look for in a trekking pole? Do they really make a difference?”... I get questions like this a lot while out on the trail. While trekking poles are relatively simple to use, they can be confusing to purchase. Not only are there several different brands out there to choose from, but you have key features to consider like materials, basket size
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on May 30, 2015
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The Science of Pack FittingFitting a backpack can be very hard work and quite frustrating outside of a well-experienced gear shop. However, many of your best deals can be found online and that is why it’s very important to get some basics down before you take that chance and order something from across the country (which you may just end up having to return). It also helps to know what you are
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on May 24, 2015
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Buck MountainThe Adirondacks are just loaded with "Buck Mountains" and "Buck Hills," and today’s short stroll was one that I had not yet visited. Saturday was one of those days where I had a few hours to get in some fun and adventure before I had to get back to the daily routine and get some work done in the garden. I set off in the borrowed puddle-jumper that I am using while my car is being
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on May 19, 2015
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How to pack your pack...The question of what to bring on a summer hike is much more in-depth than one might think. Before you even try to answer it, first you have to hammer out a few details. Ask yourself: Where do I plan to hike? What’s the weather supposed to be? etc... I have spent countless hours and miles in the High Peaks (and on much smaller outdoor excursions) and I think that I have a