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Musical Caving at OTR

Musical Caving at OTR

One of the nicest things about caves is their stillness. In upper-level passages away from active streamways & dripping water, the silence is absolute. The darkness is complete and the cave becomes a place of total calm. Strolling through the darkness you rarely think of the worries of everyday life above. Sometimes though, it’s a […]

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She My Trap Dike

She My Trap Dike

She My Trap Dike The Trap Dike is a mild to moderate ice climb in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. It’s a classic low angle semi-alpine route consisting of about 1000 feet of WI2- ice. Following a gully starting at Avalanche Lake, it eventually tops out at 4715’ at the summit of Mount Colden. During […]

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SSS-Fuller

SSS-Fuller

  “How far does this shitty crawl go, Nathan? I thought this cave was all walking!” “Don’t worry guys, I think I hear the stream and there’s airflow.” It can be hard to keep up a crew’s morale when you take off down a long crawlway in a cave filled with mud. This was the […]

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A Muddy Trek Up Santanoni

A Muddy Trek Up Santanoni

 Read Time: 5 minutes On July 15th and 16th I had the sincere pleasure of going backpacking with world renowned barefoot badass and bearded wonder: Stephen Slonosky. I was craving some action out in the backcountry so we decided to hike one of the Adirondacks more remote ranges, the Sanantonis. On Friday I left Syracuse […]

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