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Miles Hiked: 5,916

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, all future events have been indefinitely postponed for the health and safety of all. Accepting imperfect circumstances that are out of your control, being willing to do things the hard way, and knowing that the right mentality will lead to adaptability are all part of being proactive - once this is all over, we'll be back at it, stronger than ever.

Leave It Better Than You Find It ~ Enjoy, Do Not Destroy

September 29, 2018

Lake Placid, NY - It's 6:24 am. Our trip leader wakes me up a minute before my alarm. Our group was quick and efficient in getting ready to head to the Adirondak Loj. I had discovered the night before that I left my hiking footwear over 4 hours away in New Jersey. I didn't even have sneakers -- just flat-bottomed, slip-on casual leather shoes. No amount of foot pain would have been worse than missing out on this peak. Though my feet coming out of a shoe without shoestrings was a concern.

It was 50 degrees at our 7:15 sign-in. It was typical in-between weather: push up the trail and you'll sweat bullets; take a break and you'll catch a chill. The sunlight was beautiful at ground level, but my eye was on the peaks. The tallest ones were capped with clouds, raising suspicion that it m...

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