zhanna’s adventures

zhanna’s adventures

Pennsylvania Tunnel Portal Discovery

I can’t resist a good challenge, a good mystery. When daily life doesn’t present enough mysteries (unless you happen to be Hercule Poirot, Nancy Drew or the like), you have to go looking. I had little clue there was such an elaborate underground world Read more ...

Bridge to … ?

For years I’ve noticed a blue bridge crossing Interstate 81 near Johnson Technical Institute (now Johnson College). It occasionally crossed my mind that I’d never been across this bridge, that I’d never seen anyone driving on this bridge, and that I di 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 ...