Reading about the Franconia Ridge trail in New Hampshire's White Mountains is okay, but sometimes a video gives you a better idea of what it's all about. This video is 2.5 minutes long. Enjoy!
Nothing in the outdoors beats a beautiful view after a long slog up to the top. This section of the Journal will show photo vistas of lots of wonderful spots.
The Labor day weekend was beckoning and the skies were blue and while the beach was a main draw, something about heading to the mountains won out. Most of my over night adventures were in other places like the West, the Adirondacks, Kenya, and India, so I figured it was time to visit New Hampshires woods.
It was a cloudy day (again) in Scotland. This time in the town of Callander, a quaint but nice town in the gateway to the Trossachs, the first Scottish national park. The B&B we stayed in was the Crags Inn, but not a climber’s place, but the name was right. Tomorrow was all about Glen Coe.(more…)
It was a cold and blustery day, back on January 6, 1983, as Paul Stankiewicz and I headed up to Smuggler's Notch. While the Adirondacks was our training ground, we trundled across Lake Champlain to indulge in the Bulge. Still, while the ice grade was at NEI 2-3, since I led the Bulge, perhaps due to total terror, my memory is of the Blue Ice Pillar.…
Out on Ausable Lake in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. These pictures go way back twenty years ago to the age of Black and White photography. Lots of interesting things can happen as you travel out to the lower Ausable Lake on skis.