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Adirondack Adventure

Written by  DEIDRICH TOWNE, CBCP Thursday, 06 January 2011 20:25

I know this is a bit unusual, but let me tell you a story of a recent experience. A few months ago, in upstate New York, our family gets together at a family lodge in the Adirondack Mountains during deer season. One Sunday, around 9 a.m., one of our younger hunters, my cousin’s son, and I discussed a short trip up Wheeler Mountain.We talked about how the climb would go, where to stop and head back down, what would be encountered, including some steep cliffs difficult to climb down, and alternatives to stay safe. The whole trip was to take about an hour and a half and then we would leave and head back to the lodge for breakfast. This location is six miles off the paved roads, with eight inches of snow on the ground and some very wild territory. For the next hour and a half I had