• 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!

  • Misc. Life

    Who is We?

    In many of my articles I write “we” so, you might be wondering who WE is! When I write we, I am typically referring to my husband Zack and myself, and possibly our dog Nova as well. Zack and I met in college studying engineering. We both love the outdoors and trying new things. He is my best friend and the person who keeps Nova and I safe when we are out hiking, because I tend to try and tackle everything and not let go. He reels me back in and makes sure the plan is reasonable and safe. Another wonderful thing about my hiking partner is that he has some…

  • Misc. Life

    The First Blunder – Thanks Mom!

    I have been hiking since I was a little kid. Mt. Monadnock in NH when I was just about 5 years old. This was our first year at what became one of my favorite places on the planet, The Inn at East Hill Farm, which my entire family affectionately refers to as "The Farm". This hike, as many of my hikes later in life prove, not everything goes as planned and shows I was destined for countless "learning experiences" in the great outdoors.