Archive for the ‘Hiking/Bushwhacking’ Category

Snowstorm Hike Take Two

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Nathan nears the top of the Access Slot

Nathan nears the top of the Access Slot

Almost ten years ago, Nathan and I hiked up Crane Mountain in a snowstorm. With a wild nor’easter ripping around the mountain on his birthday, this seemed like a good weekend to reenact that adventure. (more…)

Our First Moxham Ridge Expedition

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Tom belays on the lower trailside slab, with the Summit Dome in the background.

Tom belays on the lower trailside slab, with the Summit Dome in the background.

In ancient times (the early 1990s), I climbed once or twice on Moxham Dome, a large roadside slab near Minerva. As I would wind my way homeward, I always looked up to the summit dome and wondered if there was good climbing up there. Well, a few years ago, the DEC built a hiking trail to it. Mike P. and Tom L. headed up there shortly after it opened up, and told me it was fantastic. So we just had to put a posse together and give it a go… (more…)

Moose Inspection

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Looking up the slopes of Moose Mountain from low on the side of Burnt Mtn.

Looking up the slopes of Moose Mountain from low on the side of Burnt Mtn.

I’ve been up on and around this mountain a handful of┬átimes in the past two decades. Always it seems I am just out of sight of something significant. With a day off and nobody to play with, I decided to take one more look.

(more…)