Archive for the ‘hike’ Category

Crane Mountain ADKs

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A family hike up Crane Mountain in the ADKs a few weeks back, during our yearly week staying on Lake George.

Lovely day, good company, and fun terrain near the top.

Worlds within Worlds

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Always amazed when I stop and look at the world around me as I’m hiking or riding. Worlds within worlds within worlds all around us.

Mt. Hunger

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

A lovely, muddy, mixed terrain lollipop hike up Mt. Hunger and then over to White Rocks. ~6 miles, 2000′ of up.

Blue skies warm temps,

Contrast with the last time I was here with Greg:

Camel’s Hump June 2017

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Got out for my first hike up Camel’s Hump of 2017 a few weeks agp. Took my time, enjoyed the climb. After chatting with two trail runners I had the summit to myself for coffee.

10 Years

Friday, November 4th, 2016

10 years ago, on a Friday with an auspicious number, in October we were married in a picnic shelter on the shoulder of Mt. Mansfield. The following day we hiked over the mountain with friends, our pooch, and my nephew.

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We went out to celebrate with a summit hike again – from Underhill up Sunset Ridge to ‘the Chin’.

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Instead of the calamity of walking down the Stowe side of the mountain with the dog and 10 year old nephew, while waiting for friends to drive around and get us, we came down Laura Cowles trail, which was entertaining in itself – with ice up high, water, slippery rock and leaves…

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Camel’s Hump Sunrise

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

CamelsHumpSunrise from Mike Beganyi on Vimeo.

Sunrise, Camel’s Hump Sumit

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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I’ve been spending a lot of time on two feet this fall. The single speeding and riding has been great – but as my health has improved I’ve really enjoyed getting around in the mountains on foot. I’ve been enamored with Camel’s Hump since moving to Burlington, where I can see it (and Mansfield) just about every day. After a few attempts earlier this summer I finally achieved a full moon and sunrise hike, and I brought along the camera for a time lapse.

Alarm was set for 3:30 am, but I awoke at 3. In the car by 4, at the trail head by 4:45.

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The new headlamp, a Petzl NAO with Reactive lighting was excellent. I was skeptical and had buyers remorse – but I am sold – a great light!

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Change in layers at the clearing by 6, summit at 6:20, just as the full moon was setting (and hiding in some clouds).

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Setup camera, made coffee, and watched the sun rise.

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The change in light was incredible.

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The morning light on the summit and in the trees just below the alpine zone was amazing.

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As I started to descend I watched the shadow creep across the Champlain Valley as I started down.

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This was an incredible start to my week.

Eclipse

Monday, September 28th, 2015

From the top of Camel’s Hump. I had wanted to do more photography, including a time lapse that would have panned around the mountain – but we were met with 30mph winds and hunkered down into sleeping bags and just enjoyed the spectacle.

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Bamforth Ridge

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

A short, but steep hike up Bamforth Ridge. I was going to summit Camel’s Hump, but ran out of time and legs.

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Cantilever Rock

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Short wet and slick hike on the Sunset Ridge trail to Cantilever Rock. Inov8 trail runners continue to impress, even in the wet.