• 11 May 2014
    Tomany and Kane mountain fire towers

    On Sunday, I headed back up to the Adirondacks to try to reach the summit of Tomany Mountain. This is one I tried back in April but the snow was just too deep without snowshoes. This time it was ...

  • 02 May 2014
    Yosemite National Park

    While working near Sacramento, CA for work, I had a few days off and since Yosemite was only about a four hour drive away, decided to go there. I opted for one of their Housekeeping Camps, simple ...

  • 12 Apr 2014
    Tomany Mountain attempt

    On Saturday, I headed off south of Piseco Lake to Tomany Mountain, a former fire tower site. The tower was taken down in 1987, and the pieces were tossed into the woods near the site. ...

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  • Tomany and Kane mountain fire towers

    On Sunday, I headed back up to the Adirondacks to try to reach the summit of Tomany Mountain. This is one I tried back in April but the snow was just too deep without snowshoes. This time it was a lot easier to see the trail and follow it. Along the way you could see...

  • Yosemite National Park

    While working near Sacramento, CA for work, I had a few days off and since Yosemite was only about a four hour drive away, decided to go there. I opted for one of their Housekeeping Camps, simple three sided units with bunk beds. Just needed to buy a sleeping bag and pillow at Wal-Mart before...

  • Tomany Mountain attempt

    On Saturday, I headed off south of Piseco Lake to Tomany Mountain, a former fire tower site. The tower was taken down in 1987, and the pieces were tossed into the woods near the site. There’s a parking area along Route 10, and across the road you can see where the old trail started pretty...

  • Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

    On Thursday, having driven down to NYC the night before, I went to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Peter Gabriel was being inducted, and when I heard that, I knew I needed to go. I got to my seat, knowing I was going to be...

  • Fort Noble recon

    On Monday I went up into the Adirondacks to find the former trail to the Fort Noble Fire Tower. I wanted to also see if there would be an easy way to get across the south branch of West Canada Creek. The trail originally was just across the Herkimer/Hamilton County border along Route 8. It’s...