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Get excited for the colorful winter sunsets ahead.⁠
PC: userwiththatnamealreadyexists⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #winter #winterhiking #hiking #wildnortheast #trailtime #upperrightusa
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Don't hike behind me; I may not lead.
Don't hike in front of me; I may not follow.
Just sit next to me and feed me cheese and rub my belly.
~Ziva McBoopyface
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #howiplayintheadk
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Last weekend I decided to pack up a duffle bag and camera equipment and head north to the #Adirondacks. I explored the entire region for 3 days of full peak fall foliage. I’ve never breathed air so crisp and fresh. I did my best to capture the endless beauty in the #adk. Hope you enjoy. 🍃🍁🍂
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Camera: Sony A7RIII
Lens: Sony 24mm 1.4 GM
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#cntraveler #outsidemagazine #llbean #adirondacklife #lakeliving #fallfoliage #iheartny #adirondackmountains #rei #canoeing #fallcolors #leafpeeping #roadtrippers #pureadk #adklifemag #adkexplorerpix #sonyalpha #bealpha #sony24mmf14gm #adksusa #adk46 #getoutside #exploremore #freshairandfreedom #naturelovers #naturephotography
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Her emotional support humans leave her to go to work every day. They are not doing their job. *
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #smoreoutofsummer #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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After a tourism feed struck a nerve the other day, I typed up a whole post about stewardship vs. personal goals when it comes to geo-tagging and submitting to feature pages, how those things are contributing to the destruction of our wild places and how we have to do better with our stewardship over likes and follows. Then I saw Miley Cyrus sitting in a Joshua Tree. Humans are exasperating, so here is Ziva and a peaceful mountain sunset. *
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#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor #lgopups #llbeancontest19
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Ziva: Knock, knock.

Chris: Who’s there?

Ziva: Hugh

Chris: Hugh who?

Ziva: Hugh’s a good dog? Me, right?
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Somebody was extra pouty today while we did house work, but she doesn’t know we are headed out to the Siamese Ponds Wilderness tomorrow for some quiet time with Fall. Happy weekend!
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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If you are ready to get your leaf peep on, but you are like me and do not have the capacity to deal with the anxiety of finding parking and crowds on summits, shoot me a message. I may be able to help you out. My suggestions will be far from the high peaks, but just as gorgeous. All of humanity is out there doing the same thing right now so be patient. Also, if you just like to jump in the car and view the show from there, the drive from Stillwater to Big Moose is going to be spectacular in the next two weeks. It is a well maintained dirt road out of the hustle of the main highways, so you can go at a chill speed to take it all in. Happy Fall y’all!
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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I bought four cans of dill pickle peanuts from the Girl Scouts yesterday. Did I over-do that purchase? No because dill pickle peanuts are the new Thin Mints. *
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#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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And just like that, the leaves are gone, we are coming and going to work in the dark and the holiday season is apparently in full swing. I’m just over here wondering where Summer and Fall went and wishing the holiday music and commercials would go back where they came from until the end of November where they belong.
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #howiplayintheadk
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Autumn morning fog feeds the soul.⁠
PC: adkpioneer⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #nylovesfall #leafpeeping #fallfoliage #adkautumn #autumn #foliage #forest #wilderness #northernforest #wildnortheast #upstateny #newyork
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I was asked if Ziva was a service dog when we arrived at the summit. This was not the first time and I think it is just simply the Ruffwear harness/pack. I mean she was in service of sorts. I only put her pack on for this short trail so she could help carry trash down this popular hill. She is all about helping to leave it better than she found it. *
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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Fall begins on September 23, 2019. Today is September 5, 2019. I have had to take it down a notch lately and stop wishing for the next best thing. Searching for happiness elsewhere when it is certainly right in front of me. Time has been flying by and I plan to enjoy every minute of it before it slips away.
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#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #smoreoutofsummer #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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"Foggy fall mornings in the Adirondacks 🍂On this particular day we woke up in the early hours of the morning and hiked through the woods in complete darkness hoping to not encounter the bears or wolves that inhabit the area 😅 In total the morning added up to at least a 10 mile round trip hike, but it was worth every effort when you get to the top and experience views like this one to start the day 😌"
📸 michaeldbliss
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But frost, like the crystallized dreams of autumn, began to coat the clearing with its sugar glaze.⁠
- Victoria Logue, Redemption⁠
PC: niknagane⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace
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The temperatures are finally looking reasonable for hiking this weekend, but right now I am going to join the crowd with a pre-foliage throwback from last year. Can’t you just hear the flannel and bean boots being pulled from the closet? Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, sit back and watch your instafeed saturation go from zero to wtf in 3...2...1...
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As a reminder, there’s six million acres here to explore. Why flock to the same handful of high peak trails only to find that legal parking is full? If anyone wants trail suggestions away from the crowds DM me. I have had a knack for finding solitude in the past.
Happy Fall y’all! 🍁
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#keepitwild #adirondacks #wildaboutthepark #addnysrangers #pureadk #leavenotrace #barkeaters #stopoversaturatingfall #justsayno #goatworthy #adkexplorerpix
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Don't envy what people have, emulate what they did to have it.⁠
- Tim Fargo⁠
PC: ktlino27⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #nylovesfall #leafpeeping #fallfoliage #adkautumn #autumn #foliage #paddling #canoeing #canoetrip #canoelife
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I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”⁠
- Lewis Carroll⁠
PC: adkpioneer⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace⁠
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This shot brings new meaning to rock face. Do you see the old man in the rock? He has a couple of bugs on his head.
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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The next two weekends are going to be crazy busy at popular trailheads. That is ok and I will explain a way I have started thinking about busy trails in a minute (Thanks to a fantastic podcast everyone should be listening to).
So many of you reached out looking for suggestions of less crowded trails and y’all rock. We have our sights set on backpacking in the Blue Ridge Wilderness this weekend, because the whole park is going to be lit so even if we spread out, we are all getting to to enjoy Fall and all of it’s (cold cold) glory.
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Now take a moment to think about all of the crowds of people that have been drawn to the Adirondacks who are falling in love with the park. Once they fall in love, they are going to want to protect and take care of all of that 👆🏼right? Even if it is just to lead by example on social media by promoting responsible recreation. We all can do our part to kindly help those who do not know. Will this prevent people from blazing their own trails up peaks with spray paint? Will it prevent people from leaving their tent and anything they don’t want to carry out in the backcountry? I like to think promoting responsible recreation helps, but sometimes I think social media, no matter how responsibly we post, is drawing more people into nature, including the irresponsible ones. I am on the fence between optimist and pessimist sometimes because it is frustrating to see the destruction of something we care so deeply about. But I still think we need to be fierce when it comes to protecting our natural spaces, but not in the typical Facebook crucification way. Kindly help people out that do not know about Leave No Trace. We all started somewhere right?
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Happy leaf peeping and take a bag to pick up some trash while you are out there. 🍁
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#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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Though the autumn colors are mostly gone, we can still reminisce the incredible show we experienced.⁠
PC: brandonsegave⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #autumn #nylovesfall #wildnortheast #upperrightusa #goeast
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I learned that the richness of life is found in adventure... It develops self-reliance and independence. Life then teems with excitement.⁠
– William Orville Douglas⁠
PC: iliveforthelandscape⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #winter #winterhiking
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#DackFact It's mating season for porcupines. Unlike some of our Adirondack rodents, porcupines do not hibernate. This species is usually solitary (although animals are known to den up together in winter when the temperatures are especially low), but come together in late October through December to mate. A male porcupine will perform a "dance" for a female prior to mating (if she's indicated that she is interested). The gestation period lasts around 210 days. Babies weigh about 1 pound at birth and their quills harden up within an hour or so.⁠
PC: ssgarlock fact from pscvic⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #porcupine
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Throwback to when PureADK Pioneer thesamperkins captured a brocken spectre. The Brocken Spectre appears when a low sun is behind a climber who is looking downwards into mist from a ridge or peak.⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #winter #winterhiking #hiking #ny #newyork #northeast #upperrightusa
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#DackFact Do you know why birch bark is some of the best fire-starting tinder? That's due to its high oil content. This acts as a waterproofing, allowing the bark to burn even when soaked with water - which is common for Adirondack forests.⁠
*Note: Please remember to leave no trace when visiting the Adirondacks. If you choose birch bark as a fire starting tinder - source it from dead or fallen birch trees and not live ones.⁠
PC: jthomas_adker⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #birch #bushcraft #bushcraftessentials
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NEW PRODUCT! Winter in the Adirondacks means deep, fresh blankets of snow coating the mountains, trees, and lakes. Left sparkling and bright, the falling snow creates a serene picture – one just waiting to be explored. Click the 'Snowfall Hoodie' link in our bio to see more.⁠
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#adkgoods #adkinspired #pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace
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#PureADKTrailLog This week's featured fire tower is the longest of the challenge (15 miles round trip!). Part of this hike follows an old railroad bed that is perfect for mountain biking, providing hikers with an alternative to hiking the whole 15 miles. Click the 'Trail Log - Fire Tower' link in our bio to read more about this fire tower hike near Old Forge. ⁠
PC: vickialf ⁠
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#pureadk #explorationunbound #adirondacks #6millionacreplayground #adirondackpark #adirondackmountains #exploreny #exploreadk #wildaboutthepark #visitadks #adk #adks #adksusa #adkexplorerpix #adklife #adirondacklife #localadk #leavenotrace #adkfiretower #firetower #firetowerchallenge #hiking #northeast #hikeadk #hikeny
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I have nothing to say this morning. Can you believe it?
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Just kidding, I do. I really love this park👆🏻 That is all.
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#boopythecheeseslayer
#optoutside #ourwild #barkeaters #leavenotrace #pureadk #keepitwild #wildaboutthepark #adkexplorerpix #addnysrangers #adirondacks #beanoutsider #llbeancontest2019 #smoreoutofsummer #findyourbackcountry #howiplayintheadk #getoutmor
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