Every winter, DC UL does a few trips to the Adirondacks. These trips are a great adventure, but require more preparations to do safely. This article will cover what you should know to prepare for one of those trips. Typical Trip Overview The winter trips to the Adirondacks, (ADK), tend to be snowshoeing. We usually... Continue Reading →
I love going to the Adirondacks in the winter. The snow-scape one gets to see there is hard to find anywhere near DC. As this trip grew closer, we had a few dropouts and eventually, it was down to Kyle and me. Our original plan had us camping Friday and Saturday night. When Friday night... Continue Reading →
In my first few years in DCUL, I seemed to make at least one trip to the ADKs each winter in addition to several other trips with the group each year, but a high risk pregnancy and subsequent birth of Maureen and I’s twin daughters Grace and Stella in 2018 coupled with budding interests in... Continue Reading →
There’s no way around it -- dropping ~800 feet only to know that you need to reclimb it just plain sucks.
In an attempt to learn from our previous winter ADK trips, we booked two weekends on our calendar in January to try to do the trip in acceptable weather. As things worked out, the weather was acceptable for the first weekend. Acceptable by winter ADK standards involved 40-50 MPH winds at the summit of Whiteface... Continue Reading →