Often, we go on outdoor excursions with a set purpose: a peak to summit, a line to ski, a trail to ride, a goal in mind. More often than not, we accomplish these goals—but it’s the times that we don’t that can truly ingrain themselves in our minds, and hold the lofty title of adventure. Some may even cross into the territory of an epic—which entail a requisite amount of … Read more >>
Sam Duchaine is a former OGEr, backcountry skier, and all-around rad lady. So when she reached out to us to write about her experience doing the Grand Traverse race for the first time, needless to say, we were stoked. Check it out:
Moving swiftly through the mountains. That is all I need to do. One foot in front of the other.
Years ago, I lived in Gunnison, Colorado. I was … Read more >>
Mud Season is nearly upon us. Here’s how to have fun hiking in the slop!
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 >>
90 Miles of Sore Arms, Family, and Beautiful Water at the 2014 Adirondack Canoe Classic. (Part 2 of 2)
“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 >>
90 Miles of Sore Arms, Family, and Beautiful Water at the 2014 Adirondack Canoe Classic. (Part 1 of 2)
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>