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Operation Alaska User Poll

Hello everyone. In an effort to make Operation Alaska better for 2017 I have put together a series of poll questions below. By answering these questions you are helping me develop content that will be both helpful and entertaining for everyone that visits the blog. This may be a personal blog but part of my mission here is to provide […]

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TRIP REPORT: Diamond Mountain Loop via Reeves Meadow – Harriman State Park, NY 12-10-16

Hiking stats at a glance: Trailhead: Reeves Meadow Visitor Center Miles Round Trip: ~5 Elevation Gain: ~650       With the holiday season in full swing hiking time is pretty limited but I still managed to get out this past weekend for a short hike/run. I decided to do another hiking variation starting from the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center. I […]

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TRIP REPORT: Ramapo Torne / Russian Bear Loop via Reeves Meadow – Harriman State Park, NY 11-12-16

Hiking stats at a glance: Trailhead: Reeves Meadow Visitor Center Miles Round Trip: ~6 Elevation Gain: ~750   Thanks to the upcoming holidays, Stav is back in town for a little while so we decided to take a short trip over to Harriman to catch up.  We decided to do a short loop starting from the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center and hiking over […]

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TRIP REPORT: Reeves Brook / Seven Hills Loop via Reeves Meadow – Harriman State Park, NY 10-30-16

Hiking stats at a glance: Trailhead: Reeves Meadow Visitor Center Miles Round Trip: ~4.5 Elevation Gain: ~750   Harriman is quickly becoming our go to place for local hikes when time is limited and this occasion was no different. We were expecting thunderstorms late in the day so we knew we only had a few hours at best to get a […]

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Winter Hiking Guide

As the autumn hiking season starts to give way to winter it becomes important to adjust our equipment list to tackle the new challenges. Personally I love hiking in the winter and I am always happy to see more people give it a try because it can truly be a unique and fun experience. However, unlike warm weather hiking, the […]

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TRIP REPORT: Dix Range in One Day – Adirondacks, NY 6-27-15

Hiking stats at a glance: Trailhead: Elk Lake Miles Round Trip: ~17 Elevation Gain: ~5,500 ft Total Time: ~8.5hrs Hike Highlights: Dix (4,857 ft), Macomb (4,405 ft), Hough (4,400 ft), South Dix (Carson Peak) (4,060 ft), Grace Peak (East Dix) (4,012 ft)   This post dated trip report covers a trip that occurred prior to the creation of this blog. Since I am writing this […]

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