4 state AT challenge gear prep

Tomorrow I will be giving the 4 state challenge on the AT a try. It goes from the PA/MD border to the WV/VA border. Check out my gear prep: Advertisements

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Cold Redemption Part 3 of 3

As climbers we all know that reaching the summit is often only half the battle and in many cases the return trip is more dangerous. We turned around and headed down. We soon arrived at the top of the ice section to watch a group of unprepared hikers fumbling their way up the ice.

Cold Redemption Part 1 of 3

It was 7:00am on January 29th 2017 when we arrived at the lot on Rt 47 for Slide Mountain in New Yorks Catskill Mountains. We had an uneventful drive up from Philly with zero signs of snow until we hit some light snow fall on route 28 in Saugerties. When we got to the parkingContinue reading “Cold Redemption Part 1 of 3”

Step 2 Finding “Local” Powder

Disclaimer- If you are looking for long, super steep, and exposed back country runs this info will likely not help you much, as these are foundĀ  mostly well outside the Philly area day trip range. The next step in my Flatlander splitboard project is to start scouting out and reporting back on some “local” backcountryContinue reading “Step 2 Finding “Local” Powder”