zhanna’s adventures

zhanna’s adventures

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Our day began very early, as Rich and I both awoke around 4:00am to the sounds of thunder and rain wildly pelting our roofs. As I typically do, I checked the weather radar immediately and I knew we were out of luck for our intended pre-7:00am departure Read more ...

“Easter” Weekend 2006

Thursday, 13 April: As is typical on the day or two before a holiday break, I had to work dayshift. To ease the pain a bit, Rich decided to invite Aaron and me over for a little supper. While waiting for Aaron to arrive we watched from the open kitchen Read more ...

Archbald Mine #26

On this sunny, relatively warm (for January) Sunday, Rich and I decided to investigate some areas on Archbald Mountain in search of a potential mine opening. From various sources we are aware that at least a few small openings still exist in our target Read more ...

Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus)

Story and photos by Rich Saturday morning saw Zhanna, Aaron and Rich departing Jessup at 7:30am for the East Hudson Highlands. Target area for today’s hike: Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus), NY. Trails here are moderately steep and very rugged. Thick and loose l Read more ...