MY STRUGGLE WITH ATHLETE’S IMPOSTERS’ SYNDROME

Athlete’s imposters’ syndrome. This is something I had struggled with a lot growing up. I was a runner, an Irish dancer, a downhill skier, a basketball player, a touch football player… Yet, whatever sport I was playing, these thoughts would always creep up on me: “She’s better than I am.” “I have lots of practice…

GIANT MOUNTAIN + ROCKY PEAK RIDGE, NY

Location: In between Keene Valley and Underwood on the 73, NY, USA Starting Point: Giant Mountain Primary Trailhead  Elevation: Giant 4,626ft (#12 on High Peaks List) RPR 4,390ft (#20) Ascent: Giant 3,050ft RPR 1,400ft Route We Took: Ridge Trail to Giant Summit, to Rocky Peak Ridge, back to Giant and down Ridge Trail Total Distance: 14 km Time: 8…

CASCADE MOUNTAIN + PORTER MOUNTAIN, NY

Location: In between Lake Placid and Keene, NY, USA Starting Point: Cascade Mountain Foot Trail Elevation:  Cascade 4,098ft (#36 on High Peaks List) Porter 4,060ft (#38) Ascent: 1,940ft Route We Took: Cascade Mountain trailhead to Cascade summit, back down to junction, head to Porter summit, return to parking Total Distance: 10 km Time: 5 hours Level of…

JOURNEY TO KILIMANJARO: OUR FIRST TEAM HIKE

Yesterday was a big day for us HikeAddicts; We did our first team hike with Dream Mountains! Mary Anne has been meeting and training with this group since the Summer but since I’m a late comer, this was my first time meeting the team and going on a hike with them. We took on Wolf…