Hiking: Sterling Forest State Park

It’s been entirely too long since I just looked at a map, and was like “let’s check this spot out.”  And that is literally what I did one beautiful Saturday morning. Sterling Forest State park is an unbroken and deep ecosystem located just west off 87 close to the NJ state border.  I’ve only sampled […]

The Devil’s Path

The non-traditional tradition of spending New Years in the woods begins!  This year I spent new years with some awesome friends and hiked what some call the most dangerous trail in the Northeast.  Read Kristin’s trip review of our thru hike of the Devils Path in the Catskill Mountains.  She pretty much is the most […]


January 2016 was the most abnormally warm month ever.  This time last year I would’ve been walking across frozen lakes and ice climbing… This was one of the very few times this season that I was able to experience “winter” conditions. I started this hike post-thanksgiving with my best, Gerald.  We headed over to Keene […]

Hiking: Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah National Park

(Old Rag Summit May 2012) Shenandoah is one of the most beautiful places to explore in the mid-Atlantic. It’s forever wild.  Mountainfancy, the idea, was actually born on the car ride to Shenandoah NP with two of my closest ladybirds.  From Philly, the drive is about 5 hours to the Old Rag parking area just off SR 600 near […]