Hikes

This page has hikes we have attempted broken out by region/area/trip! My plan for specific hike posts is to:  - Tell our experience on the hike - Rate the hike - Give specific Technical Aspects (Parking Lots, Trails etc.) - Give any specific recommendations or suggestions based on our experience on the hike --> Let me know what you think of this plan and if there is anything else you would like, or any suggestions you have in the comment section below, or shoot me an email at: andistillhike@gmail.com!

  • Catskills - NY,  Hikes

    Echo Lake, Catskills – 1st Solo Backpacking Trip

    I was SICK of being inside after the holidays, and hubby was busy, so I planned my first solo backpacking trip for the first weekend of 2019. I say solo, but I did bring my 140 lb love of a dog Nova with me. I love snowshoeing, and hadn’t gotten to go yet this 2018/2019 winter season, so when planning this trip, I wanted to aim North, like the Adirondacks. However, I knew the High Peaks had been slammed with snow and cold, and I didn’t want to subject Nova to that, nor did I want to drive that much! I decided to aim for the more southern areas of…

  • Hikes,  White Mountains - NH

    Presidential Traverse – Take 2

    July 2017 We set off with the plan of doing a single day Presidential Traverse AGAIN, this time with a friend – Cait! The presidential traverse is a 20+ mile hike across the presidential range in the White Mountains of NH. Same start as last time, drive up after work, and start hiking super early. This time we decided to drive to the trail head (Valley Way Trail Head), and decided that at the end of the day we could call a cab (We had previously used the Notch Taxi Service at (603) 991-8777) and get a ride back to the trail head, or hitch with some friendly hikers headed…

  • Adriondack 46ers & More - NY,  Hikes

    ADK – Grace Camp – The Hike

    I have another post just dedicated to Grace Camp Cabin! As with everything, nothing in life is easy… There is a funny backstory to how we arrived going to the ADK Grace Camp cabin this particular weekend… This cabin was supposed to be the location of my bachelorette party! The day before my MOH broke her foot. Even though she offered to make the 3mi hike in, we all knew that was NOT the best plan, especially since she had never gone hiking or backpacking before… Anyway, we all decided to head to Grace Camp in the fall, and booked it for November 2018. 6 humans and 1 massive Nova…

  • Adriondack 46ers & More - NY,  Hikes

    ADK – Grace Camp – Review!

    There will be a future post about the actual hike experience, particularly because we took two new backpackers on this trip. I figured people would like a review with pictures, which was something I wasn’t able to find when booking this trip to the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Grace Camp! The easiest way to access Grace Camp is by parking in the Garden Parking Lot in Keene, NY. The Garden Parking lot does have a fee to park there, and is relativity small, so if you plan on heading up there, try to get there early! The hike in is pretty straight forward. Not too much room for error.  There is a…

  • Adriondack 46ers & More - NY,  Hikes

    ADK46 – Table Top, Marcy, Gray, Skylight

    After our abysmal attempt over the 2016 4th of July weekend we decided to head back up to the Adirondacks over labor day, so we could check more peaks off and get closer to our goal of completing all 46 before our wedding in the fall of 2017. We wanted to check off more of the ADK 46ers. We drove up the the Adirondacks and set out to Table Top Mountain, Mt. Marcy Mt. Gray and Mt. Skylight!

  • Adriondack 46ers & More - NY,  Hikes

    ADK46 – Phelps

    We set out for 4th of July weekend 2016 to do a 3-day backpacking trip, and to mark off a chunk of the 46-ers. We even had grand plans of getting all of the 46-ers done before our wedding in Fall of 2017! We thought this was totally possible and had already proven to ourselves that we could hike 10 miles a day with full backs and no issues, so this was the plan... Sometimes being unbelievably stubborn is not the best plan, but having a sensible hiking partner sure does help!

  • Hikes,  White Mountains - NH

    Thoughts of a Pemi Loop

    We did it again. Made a plan for greatness and had it defeated... 2nd Weekend of October, Peak fall colors... We decided to make this a 3 day weekend to celebrate our 1 year anniversary... Packed up our packs ... and set out for the White Mountains. We decided to attempt a Pemi Loop in the Pemigewasset wilderness! Little did we know just what the weather would have in store for us!