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 →
As it was near the new moon and reasonably clear, we were able to see the Milky Way, which is always a treat.
hat struck me the most was the true sense of trail identity that was so pronounced and embodied by the shelters, trail registers, and thru-hikers that make the trail part of their habitat.
With a trip like this, there are the moments that stick with you, the memories that you take along, and the individual challenges you struggle through.