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Big Slide Via The Three Brothers

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September 19, 2018

Every year we choose an Adirondack high peak to conquer while we are camping. This year, true to form, I decide on Big Slide. I try to keep to the “easier” mountains because I generally bring a dog or two with me and sometimes a husband.
The Mountain
I liked the…


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Helping Anxiety Take a Hike

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July 4, 2018

The thick Caribbean air hits my lungs like a wave hitting a break wall.  A steep rocky path is spread out in front of me, leading to the top of the volcano that created my small island.  Ropes of woody vines on either side of the trail let bars of sunshine…


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Adirondack Series: Phelps Mountain: Hike with me Elmo?

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June 11, 2018

Phelps Mountain was the first Adirondack High Peak that I attempted to hike after my traumatizing summit of Algonquin in college (read about that here!) Phelps is a great beginner peak for families, pets, and those that are not frequent hikers. If you are thinking about taking on an…


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Safety Tips For Hiking With Your Dog!

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June 4, 2018

Taking your dog hiking can be an amazing experience that creates and deep bond between human and canine. When we take our four-legged friends with us on a hike, we need to keep their safety in mind. As a veterinarian, my dogs’ safety and health is always a top priority for…


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Adirondack Series: A Rocky Start

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June 1, 2018

My first experience climbing a high peak was during undergraduate school in 2004. My roommate Sasha and I took a plant taxonomy class and our professor offered a weekend trip every October to climb Mount Algonquin. The purpose of the trip was to get above the tree line to look at endangered alpine vegetation….


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Trail Magic: Backpacking 42 Miles on the Appalachian Trail, the Good the Bad and the Awesome!

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May 23, 2018

The Plan:
In 2015, I felt the draw to try backpacking for the first time. After bugging every friend I could think of who might be interested, I finally snagged someone to go with me. Erica and I were neighbors in vet school and we both loved hiking on the island…


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Hiking the Finger Lakes Trail; Quinn falls in love :)

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May 16, 2018

A good friend of mine is the trail master for a section of the finger lakes trail system (FLT).  Last summer She invited me to go backpacking on her section of the trail. We decided to spend the night in one of the many lean-tos sprinkled throughout the trail system….

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Local Hiking Fun!!

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May 14, 2018

Hiking has become a weekly or bi-weekly event for us. Largely because my 2.5-year-old border collie (Quinn) needs more exercise than our daily runs and agility training offer.

One thing I have discovered in my quest to be active and outdoors is that a hike doesn’t have to be a…