It’s Mud Season!

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Mud Season is nearly upon us. Here’s how to have fun hiking in the slop!

 


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As the snow melts and temperatures warm, many hikers start to dream of getting back onto their favorite trails. After a cold and dark winter, sunny weather is enticing for anyone who loves to be outside. While spring weather may seem perfect and the sunshine and warmth suggest … Read more >>

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Published:April 20, 2015 View Post

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Trip Report: “The 90 Miler” Part 2

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90 Miles of Sore Arms, Family, and Beautiful Water at the 2014 Adirondack Canoe Classic. (Part 2 of 2)

 Day 2: Long Lake to “The Crusher”- The River and the Rain

“Wave three: you have one minute.” I snapped out of the daze that I had been lulled into by the twinkling morning sun and the gently undulating water. For the first time on that Saturday morning, I actually felt … Read more >>

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Published:September 19, 2014 View Post

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Trip Report: “The 90 Miler” Part 1

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90 Miles of Sore Arms, Family, and Beautiful Water at the 2014 Adirondack Canoe Classic. (Part 1 of 2)

 

Day 1: Old Forge to Blue Mt. Lake – A Surprisingly Good Start!

From the moment that I arrived in Old Forge, my emotional state could be described in a word: tense. I had begun to feel stressed as I packed the night before, as an uncertain forecast complicated my efforts … Read more >>

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Published:September 16, 2014 View Post

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Trip Report: The Lower Osgood River to Meacham Lake

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Finding Adventure on the Winding Waters of the Osgood River

 

 Our route on the Lower Osgood River into Meacham Lake

Adventure is often defined by danger, suffering, risk, and uncertainty. A scary, runout, multi-pitch rock climbing route is an adventure. Escaping dangerous storms on a winter mountaineering trip is an adventure. Taking shelter beneath an overturned canoe during a downpour, while lightening flashes and winds howl is an adventure. … Read more >>

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Published:August 6, 2014 View Post

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Trip Report: Dix Mountain via Hunter’s Pass

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Trip Report: Camping in the Dix Mountain Wilderness and hiking Dix Mountain via Hunter’s Pass

 

As I sit writing this account of my recent trip to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York, I can still feel the lingering tingle from the sunburn that covered most of my back and neck, the itch from mosquito bites on my arms and legs, and the mostly faded aches in my knees that … Read more >>

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Published:July 8, 2014 View Post

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Trip Report: Mike’s Winter Mt. Washington Hike

Towards the end of last week, our very own Mike Gaskin was getting all-sorts-of jazzed up about the forecast for Mt. Washington on Saturday. There was no doubt in his mind this would be a beautiful winter day to summit Mt. Washington. As his climbing partner backed down at the last minute, Mike decided to proceed with his intentions.

Here is an account of Mike’s day. Check out his photo Read more >>

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Published:March 31, 2014 View Post

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Trip Report: Pemi Loop Trail Run

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Two weekends ago a couple of OGE-ers set out to the White Mountains in our neighboring state of New Hampshire. Their destination: the Pemigewasset Loop or Pemi Loop for short. The loop is a 32-mile with a total of about 18,000 feet of elevation gained/lost. Doing a one-day run of this loop is not for the faint of heart.

Setting out on this adventure were Chris Sussman and David Mitchell. … Read more >>

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Published:July 26, 2013 View Post

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Trip Report: Early Season Climbing in The Gunks

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The snow is melting here in Burlington and it has OGErs Matt, Dylan, and Dave thinking about one thing… Where can we find some rocks to climb?

This past weekend this trio set out for some early season climbing in the Gunks. See what Dave has to say about their weekend out on the rock.

Early Season Gunks Trip. By: Dave Russo

We begin to discuss the local crags but … Read more >>

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Published:March 29, 2013 View Post

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Trip Report: A Week At Lake Tahoe

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With things calming down a bit since the holidays have past, many OGE employees have found themselves taking some time off and getting away from home. Laura Geiger spend her time off in the beautiful region of Lake Tahoe.

Read on below for a trip reports from Laura’s most recent adventures.

Lake Tahoe 2013. By: Laura Geiger

One of the only complaints I have being an east coast skier is … Read more >>

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Published:March 12, 2013 View Post

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Pharaoh Mountain Trip Report

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In light of Nemo delivering us some much needed snow at the end of last week, a group of us got out for an all day snowshoeing adventure on Sunday. The weather was perfect for a day of winter activity – freshly fallen snow, not a cloud in the sky, and temperatures hovering around the mid 20s. 

The day started at dawn with an early breakfast before loading our gear … Read more >>

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Published:February 11, 2013 View Post

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