Archive for the 'Winter' Category

Adirondack Winter Ascent On Whiteface Mountain

For the past four years I have been taking an annual trek to New York’s Adirondack State Park with New York Backpackers Meetup Group. This trip always takes place the weekend before Christmas when the group rents out the entire T-max and Topos Hostel in Lake Placid. Every year it turns out to be quite […]

Platte Clove Ice Scramble

Platte Clove is a deep ravine located in the Catskills. Water that gathers on High Peak Katerskill rushes off the mountain forming a deep chasm which rushes into the Hudson River. In the summer its waterfalls create deep pools which can make for some excellent cliff jumping and swimming. However, in the cold winter months […]