Conquering Cascade and Porter: Two Adirondack High Peaks in one day

It’s been a while since I drove through the Adirondacks in New York. In fact, I decided it had been too long, and asked my friend if I could crash on her couch in Lake Placid for a weekend.

We decided to conquer Cascade Mountain early Saturday morning. Join me on this journey, won’t you?

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Wrapping up summer with a Jersey Shore music festival

Picture this: it’s the dead of winter, and I’m freezing in Western New York. I see an ad for a summer music festival in New Jersey, with promises of good music and fun times. To break out of this winter funk, I buy tickets after seeing Stevie Nicks headlining.

Fast forward to September 2022. I’m in Asbury Park, NJ, for Sea Hear Now Festival. It’s sunny, 80 degrees, and there’s not a cloud in sight.

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