Trip Report

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Climbing the Diamond

The Diamond of Long’s Peak is a truly impressive wall. Rising 1,700 feet from Chasm Lake, the face demands attention. Living in Estes Park over the summer, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Visible from town, the wall drew me in, a taunting figure at the edge of my mind whispering, “come if you dare.” In…

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Spring Break On a Dollar and a Dream

When March rolls around, one is faced with the predicament of how to spend the sacred time off known as Spring Break. I was drawn to a simple, and hopefully adventure filled plan. It all started with an unseasonably beautiful March day in Hamilton, NY.  Colgate students and faculty generally experience such long and frigid winters,…

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Robbers Roost Canyon Robbed my Heart

The phenomenon of Type Two fun is psychologically fascinating. It is comprised of this idea that while you’re doing an activity, any activity really, it might be entirely miserable. I’m referencing the broken-down and teary. The reduced emotional states of illness or the energy sweeping powers of the flu. That kind of miserable, when everything…