Copperhood Retreat & Spa
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My flight to New Zealand is in 4 days and I think I have everything ready to go. It is hard to say though because I have never planned for a trip quite like this.
The main supplies I will be bringing are:
- 65 Liter Backpack
- 2 person tent
- Cooking stove and utilities,
- Wet suit, snorkel, and ...
... me is the amount of exposure from overhanging rock on some of these routes. And there are a lot of 'easy' routes that get these overhanging kind of climbs.
Here are the details of of what we climbed on each day.
Day 1 (Monday, Oct. 20)- Ben and I drove in from Lake Placid to the Mohonk Preserve. We arrived in the afternoon, so we were only able to do one climb. We opted for doing Shockley's (5.6). This was the climb that broke me!
So the first tattoo convention we went to was in Reading pennsylvania and was a good time! The second giant one however was in Wildwood New Jersey, straight 4 hr ride and was amaing! The address was 4051 boardwalk (I believe) wildwood convention center and it was right on the boardwalk... I'm hoping to be able to return there soon for a small get away vacation and just be able to put all of our **** behind us... Oh would be ...
... Catskill Mountain fire towers and the Overlook Mountain House - a hotel which was built at a higher elevation than any other in the range.
Emerging from the trail to the overlook, the view literally takes our breath away. The viewscape of the Hudson River Valley and Ashokan Reservoir are amazing. Tourist information challenges us to find the oldest carving in the rocks of the overlook. We find an 1899 carving signed by J. Papanicholas. We sustained ourselves ...
While we were talking at the Maple stand, the guy next to us said immediately, "Are you from New Zealand?". Which was unusual as 99% of the people ask Australia or England.
He takes us over to his wife who is from Napier! Finally found a New Zealander here.