Mt. Colden | The Adirondacks

Mt. Colden | The Adirondacks

Arguably one of the best hikes in the Adirondacks High Peaks region, Mt. Colden combines a challenging hike with striking views over the course of 8-14 hours, depending on the skill level. Rarely do hikes test my upper body strength, but during the majority of the Mt. Colden trail, I found myself needing to grip - and I mean grip - old-growth branches, pull myself onto fallen tree trunks, and stop my face from hitting the ground by laying out my hands first.

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Explore New Zealand via Timelapse with "Memories of Wind and Water"

Explore New Zealand via Timelapse with "Memories of Wind and Water"

In 2016, photographer and videographer Luca Pandolfi set out to New Zealand with his partner, Katie. With nothing but a basic camera setup and intervalometer, Pandolfi produced a series of timelapses entitled “Memories of Wind and Water” to showcase his experience traveling the New Zealand countryside.

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The Hiker's Camera Bag: 4 Essentials to Cover Your Travel Photography Bases

The Hiker's Camera Bag: 4 Essentials to Cover Your Travel Photography Bases

When traveling or backpacking, the last thing you need is more weight on your shoulders. For me, it’s all about keeping my photographic gear to a minimum when traveling or hiking. I do my best to pack with a purpose by first identifying my destination’s environment and then thinking of what kind of photos I want in the end. Although I love experimenting with different types of photographic equipment, my camera bag generally stays within the same 3-4 item range when I wander out. In this list, I’ll cover the gear setup I often take with me to cover my bases when hiking, as well as a few tips for finding the gear that suits you and your travels.

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10 Backpack Essentials for Day Hiking

10 Backpack Essentials for Day Hiking

Whatever the length of the hike, I never leave home without a proper pack. Season, climate, and personal preference will often dictate what you carry in your bag, but day hike essentials typically remain the same across the board. Below are ten safety-minded items to keep in your pack for a day hike.

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Ricketts Glen State Park | Falls Trail

Ricketts Glen State Park | Falls Trail

Ricketts Glen State Park is wildly popular from early spring to late fall. Well maintained campgrounds, handicapped accessibility, and picnic areas are just a few amenities within the park that keeps visitors happy. But the real driving force for visitation is Falls Trail, a path that traces two connected gorges dotted with a total of 22 waterfalls. 

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