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sherpakid
01-27-2005, 12:28 PM
In October of 2004, my wife and I had a baby which prompted us to move from NYC to the mid-west in search for a lower cost of living. I was an avid backpacker in the 'daks and I'm miss being out there this winter season. I doubt I'll be able to arrange a trip until next year with my work schedule and the new baby. I miss it soooo much that I spend my freetime on the internet in search of pictures of the 'daks this season. If anyone has any links to pictures that they've taken this year and would like to share, please post a link to them. I'd love to see them. I miss it soooo much that we may have to pack up and move back!

-sherpakid

maineguy
01-27-2005, 12:34 PM
My condolences on having to move to the midwest. I attended school in the midwest (northern Indiana) and it was flat as a pancake. Not only that, but the winters are generally more severe, depending where you are. Where did you wind up?

There are numerous folks on this board who have websites with great ADKS pics such as Mavs. Also, www.adirondackjourney.com has trip reports with some great pics also. Peruse the trip reports section of this site and you will most likely find some great pics.

sherpakid
01-27-2005, 12:43 PM
We ended up in Indiana - mainly because I went to highschool and college (Earlham) there before settling in New York for the past 8 years. My wife, a native new yorker, has had a hard time adapting, but is finding it tolerable now. I have a feeling, that we will back in NYState somewhere in a few years, or at least own a plot of land upstate somewhere. Thanks for the link! :)

-sherpakid

Doc McPeak
01-27-2005, 02:43 PM
If I can figure out how to take the red-state blocker off my e-mail sender I'll be happy to send some sweet pics of the Sewards and Dixes.

Too bad you didn't land in Illinois, my e-mails get there lickety-split.

Just kidding, of course ... :rolleyes: I'll post a few galleries in the Trip Reports in the next week or so. Here's one from Macomb a few days ago...

Adk_dib
01-27-2005, 02:51 PM
http://community.webshots.com/user/adk46r4487

SherpaKroto
01-27-2005, 05:26 PM
Well, I'm a relative Adirondack newbie but...
2004: 01/15-19 Gathering 6.5 #1 (http://community.webshots.com/album/112844917tOKtmL)
2004: 01/15-19 Gathering 6.5 #2 (http://community.webshots.com/album/112856108UXOAda)
ADK: Marshall, Gray, Marcy and Skylight 7/16-17/2004 (http://community.webshots.com/album/171262973JosFDH)
ADK: Colden, Cliff and Redfield 7/18-20/2004 (http://community.webshots.com/album/171268760xFbrNQ)
ADK: The Santanoni Range 7/21-22/2004 (http://community.webshots.com/album/171276658YUjnPK)
Best of all, these trips were done with VFTTers!

I was wondering where my prodigal son had gone ;)

Head
01-27-2005, 06:04 PM
Here's a link for some PICS (http://www.birdheadstudios.com/html/pics/pics.htm) or if you're in to some moving footage VIDEOS (http://www.birdheadstudios.com/html/fake/video.htm) Hope these bring back some memories of the Dacks for ya!

Sherpa John
01-27-2005, 06:22 PM
...

I was wondering where my prodigal son had gone ;)


you can never have too many Sherpa's. I'm an UNCLE! :eek:

maineguy
01-28-2005, 07:22 AM
[QUOTE=Doc McPeak]If I can figure out how to take the red-state blocker off my e-mail sender I'll be happy to send some sweet pics of the Sewards and Dixes.

Hey Doc, I looked at the "map" and NYS is geographically speaking a "red state" except for the blue in the areas you would expect it (NYC metro, etc). I know, "nobody lives in those rural red areas" but I bet many NYers would disagree with that assessment. :rolleyes:

sherpakid
01-28-2005, 08:10 AM
SherpaKroto - Thanks for the pics Dad!:)
Thanks for sharing the pics everyone and letting me live through them. On the way home from work last night, my wife and I continued discussing our plans to buy some land upstate and build a nice cabin on it (she's an architect). Doc McPeak - I'm a little blue head bobbing in a sea of red, so if you send me pics, it's through a safe secure channel! :)
Head, i'm a work now and i just saw your post. going to check out those videos when I get home.
I'm going to take a trip down to Hoosier National Forest, but I know it will be disappointing - nothing can compare to the Adirondacks! My friends used to fly in from DC and Texas to do our yearly trip in Jan. and Feb. Kills me to not be able to do that this year!

percious
01-28-2005, 09:12 AM
www.percious.com/hiking

Eat your heart out.

-percious

Doc McPeak
01-28-2005, 09:43 AM
... but I bet many NYers would disagree with that assessment...

Maineguy, perfect word to use: "bet"... for that's exactly what so many have done ... too bad there's no aces in that deck.

Sherpakid, the lifeline is heading your way!

Here's the best-of winter 2003-2004...

http://community.webshots.com/album/261406132mCJWXy

Enjoy!