Category Archives: Adventure

My Last Climb and Repel

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A two hundred and fifty foot climb and repel. One of the things that I had to give up for marriage….she said it was too dangerous. Well I was working in a prison at the time, and I would think that to be even more dangerous. Oh well….I thank the Lord for being loved by such a caring Person.

People often ask me what I got out of mountain climbing and why I miss it so much. Well… I used to climb trees when I was a kid, (the higher the better) and I got a surge that ran through my body as the wind blew in my ears. The surge became stronger as I reached the top. It was so powerful that it made me sleepy at times (I’ve fallen asleep in many a tree when I was a child). I enjoyed looking down on the houses and buildings but the joy was in the climb. It’s hard to explain, but every limb felt as if it was an accomplishment.

When it comes to mountain climbing (which I truly love although I’ve only climbed a few times as the practice was put to an end by my significant other) it’s a whole new ball game. When climbing a mountain, every decision counts. The mere reality of the phrase “point of no return” sets in. While climbing, I would come to an agreement with myself that there was no ground; only the sky. However, I would always look down after I was about 50 meters from the top. And that was where the effect of the beauty would set in.

Let it be known that I am a God fearing man, and looking down on trees that were thirty (30) to fifty (50) meters high as if they were bushes gave me a perspective as to how small I am to God. Looking down on a small portion of his glory made a tear fall from my eye. Then there are the people whom you meet. Those were some of the most interesting and friendly people I’ve ever met. Some of them were down right lovable.

I never consider myself an outdoors-men, I’m merely a person who enjoys the outdoors and what it has to offer. We all came from nature, therefore we change when we are in nature. The world and all of its troubles don’t seem to matter as much out there. I was focused on the climb and learning from those who are true climbers and outdoors-men.

Climbing Indoor/Outdoor in New Paltz, NY

The inner wallCome to the indoor rock climbing gym located in New Paltz, NY, perfect location, just outside the world-famous Shawangunk Ridge (“The Gunks”).

This is a family oriented climbing facility for adults and children ages 6 and older. Walk-ins are welcome. After school as well as summer programs are available

http://TheInnerWall.com

(845) 255-7625

234 Main St. New Paltz, N.Y. 12561

Eastern Mountain Sports

 Eastern Mountain Sports

 

Eastern Mountain Sports also known as EMS, sells outdoor clothing and equipment in the United States. They sell name brands as well as their own line. EMS provides equipment for most all outdoor sports including climbing, canoeing, camping, kayaking and paddle boarding just to name a few. EMS also holds classes or what they call schools. Some of the classes offered are rock climbing, kayaking paddle boarding and skiing.

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To all of you adventure seekers, all of you weekend outdoors men and women and to all of you who work and thrive outdoors. Eastern Mountain Sports has what you need. I have purchased a white water kayak, and an Old Town canoe from this place. I find the staff very helpful and knowledgeable.

 

WOW!! Look at that lady and that scenery; just beautiful! I could marry her all over again.

The following is a quote from the company

The adventurer’s heart is a spellbinding mix of passions – a fire that burns to explore the limits of both nature and self. And to push those passions to the max every single time they take it outside, we at Eastern Mountain Sports know that every adventurer needs to believe in every single thing that’s in their pack – starting with the pack itself.

But reliable and functional outerwear and gear is only the beginning. For us, value that’s also valuable begins with great people. From the product design process to expert guidance about its practical application all across the great outdoors, we share your passions – our outdoor heritage isn’t just about what we sell, it’s about who we are.

Authentic adventures. Elevating everything. That’s why we started this whole thing in 1967. It’s why we continue to push ourselves to seek new adventures. And most of all, it’s why we’re proud to be with you in our favorite outdoor playgrounds.

OUR HERITAGE ISN’T JUST ABOUT WHAT WE SELL, IT’S ABOUT WHO WE ARE.

Follow the link to EMS products

http://bit.ly/1RUzika

 

NORTHENR CATSKILLS OF GREENE COUNTY

Discover a land of magic, mystery, lore and thrilling natural beauty.

Nestled among the highest peaks of the Catskill Mountains, and rising above the verdant Hudson River Valley, the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers the ultimate four-season destination for families, outdoor adventure seekers, or those looking to get away from it all. Located just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston, the area offers a variety of attractions, unique events and festivals, as well as endless outdoor activities- all in an incredible natural setting.

I believe this is a wonderful experience for children, and just right for the adventure seeker.

 

Visitor Center Open Year-Round!

Exit 21 off NYS Thruway, 700Rte. 23B, Leeds, NY 12451

800-355-2287 tourism@discovergreene.com

GreatNorthernCatskills.com

 

RIVER EXPEDITIONS

River expeditions

http://www.raftinginfo.com/

There is something new to be explored every day. And with so many unique adventures in the New River Gorge, it isn’t hard to make each day here one to remember. Like you, we work hard and play harder. We understand that vacation time is valuable so choosing the right outfitter isn’t something you should be confused about, it’s something to be confident in. River Expeditions is the only family owned and operated adventure resort in West Virginia; offering a level of personal service and hospitality that only a family brings to their own business.

River expeditions2We’ve been rafting since 1972 and we know that well done is better than well said. We are humbled to live and work in such an amazing place and share our passion for adventure with each of our guests. With over 70 years of combined outfitting experience, we offer a level of personal service and distinction that only comes from a family owned and operated business. So when you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure vacation, make sure you choose the right outfitter.

River Expeditions is the new home of Rivers Resort, Extreme Expeditions, USA Raft and Appalachian Wildwaters. Combining the best elements of each company, you’ll find the atmosphere at River Expeditions relaxed, friendly and casual. It’s the kind of place where you can truly enjoy yourself and your surroundings during your stay. Discover the true spirit of West Virginia through history, nature, culture and scenic beauty with River Expeditions as your host.

River Expeditions lodgingWe offer all-inclusive adventure packages including West Virginia’s newest zipline and, of course, incredible whitewater. Diverse lodging options, including cabins classed from rustic to luxury are available, in addition to dining options such as our restaurant and the new Red Dog River Saloon & Grill. Packages also include great amenities such as our outdoor pool, lodge, meeting space/conference room, and much more. You’ll experience quality adventures, exceptional service, and unequaled value. And while everything is conveniently available on site at River Expeditions, we encourage you to explore the distinctive shops, eateries and attractions in nearby Fayetteville – voted on of “America’s Coolest Small Towns.” After all, the joy is in the journey.

 

river expeditions 3 PNGExperience nature’s playground in West Virginia’s New River Gorge on our famed rivers, mountains and trails. River Expeditions offers exciting, highly interactive adventures for all ages and skill levels. In addition to whitewater rafting and scenic float trips, we make other unique adventures available like ATV tours, zip lines, rock climbing, paintball, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, catwalk tours, hiking and more.

 

River Expeditions 4Renew your sense of adventure and zest for life as you get back to nature and explore the outdoors. West Virginia’s beautiful landscape is the perfect background for these great excursions. For your convenience, we have secured the best rates with our adventure partners so you only have to make one call to create an all-inclusive vacation package. Let us know what adventures you want to experience and leave the details to us.

 

river expeditions 5 cabin PNGEnjoy all the comforts of home in our beautiful five queen bedroom luxury cabins nestled in the woods at River Expeditions Adventure Resort. These cabins offer the perfect West Virginia getaway. Enjoy nearby Wolf Creek and explore our on-site hiking area at your leisure or relax in your own private hot tub on the porch.

 

Each Luxury Cabin features a full kitchen, two full baths, sofa and love seat, gas fireplace, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, central heat and a/c, linens and towels, private hot tub and gas grill on porch, plus fire ring and picnic table outside. Each cabin sleeps up to 10; 2-night minimum; linen service with 3+ nights.

If you’re feeling more energetic, take advantage of all of the River Expeditions amenities, including paintball, sand volleyball, horseshoes, outdoor pool and hot tub, and evening entertainment at the Fire Creek Lodge and the Red Dog River Saloon ™.

900 Broadway Avenue

Oak Hill, WV 25901

800.463.9873

These are wonderful experiences for family and friends. I see the family of today as a unit that has been damaged or weathered from the effect of the changing generations and time. Although these activities may not be a cure-all, they may serve as a mending to allow the injuries to heal.

Welcome to Fishing Monroe County

Monroe county fishinghttp://www.fishingmonroecounty.com/

From Lake Ontario to the Genesee River, to Sandy Creek and Irondequoit Bay, Monroe County has some of the finest fishing in the nation. Salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, walleye, pike, largemouth and small mouth bass, perch and panfish are some of the many varieties you will find here.

It is abundantly clear that fishing has, and continues to have, an incredible influence on managing for clean water, healthy aquatic habitats, healthy fisheries populations, and abundant and quality angling opportunities. We encourage you to spend some time on the water enticing the fish that inhabit the watershed that you live in.

Get Your NYS Fishing License Today & Know the Local Regulations

 

Coming to fish Monroe County or NYS?  Be sure to stop into a local tackle shop when you arrive to pick up your fishing license.  You can also purchase your license online.

You should take a moment to review the local fishing regulations.  Know what fish are in season and what the legal limits and lengths are.  If you have any questions about the regulations or need to report any violations witnessed, please visit the following link to view the appropriate channels for contacting the DEC:

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These are wonderful experiences for family and friends. Fishing has always been tops in my family.

NORTHERN CATSKILLS OF GREENE COUNTY

Discover a land of magic, mystery, lore and thrilling natural beauty.

 

NORTHENR CATSKILLS OF GREENE COUNTY 1231Nestled among the highest peaks of the Catskill Mountains, and rising above the verdant Hudson River Valley, the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers the ultimate four-season destination for families, outdoor adventure seekers, or those looking to get away from it all. Located just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston, the area offers a variety of attractions, unique events and festivals, as well as endless outdoor activities- all in an incredible natural setting.

A wonderful experience for children. There’s education and fun.

Visitor Center Open Year-Round!

Exit 21 off NYS Thruway, 700Rte. 23B, Leeds, NY 12451

800-355-2287 tourism@discovergreene.com

GreatNorthernCatskills.com