ADK 46: Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge

As I've gotten more into hiking and mountaineering, my inner video gamer is drawn to arbitrarily defined sets of objectives. I recently read Ed Viesturs' book No Shortcuts to the Top about climbing all 14 mountains in the world with peaks more than 8,000 meters above sea level (a feat I have no plans to accomplish), …

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Day Hike: Appalachian Gap to Lincoln Gap

This was our second attempt of the summer making the gap-to-gap hike along the Long Trail. We made the hike in about 7 hours, stopping for lunch on the stoop of a ski patrol lodge at Mount Ellen. Our first attempt was an overnight, but we retreated in the morning because we weren’t up for …

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