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Monday, July 25, 2016

Hurricane Mountain Birthday Hike – 7/20/2016

Location: Peru, NY

13690617_10210603243944066_5914843931761900082_nI know it’s not convention to tell a lady’s age, but I can’t do justice to the purpose of this hike without revealing that last week my mother celebrated her 70th birthday. She has a group of hiking friends that she hikes with frequently, and last week she chose Hurricane Mountain for her birthday hike.

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It was a gorgeous day, and in all there were 13 of us that headed out on the 3.4 mile hike to the summit of Hurricane.

 

 

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We found an interesting place to make a pit stop…

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nicely modeled by one of our fellow hikers…

 

 

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As is the case with the majority of the Adirondack hikes, once you get above the tree line, the views are frequent and wonderful.

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Hurricane is one of the easier ones as far as the last little bit. Nice big rocks to climb up like steps.

 

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At the top, everyone pulled out their contribution to the birthday feast…

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And we all shared a toast to another year and a great hike to celebrate my mother’s birthday!

 

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Another gorgeous hike!

Today we have been getting our stuff together for our biggest hike yet. We will be leaving tomorrow at 3:30, YES 3:30 in  the MORNING, for a 12.5 mile hike up one of the high peaks – Hough Mountain. It will be my first high peak in some time, and Harry’s first high peak ever, so we are hoping for a good hiking experience!

2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your Mom! What a wonderful way to spend it. I lived in Upstate NY for several years and spent as much time as I could in the Adirondacks. Gorgeous hikes and views and paddle ops for sure!

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  2. Your Mom is certainly an inspiration! Happy birthday!!

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