Friday, September 7, 2012

Two Years of Adventures!

Two years ago this month, I started documenting my outdoor pursuits here on DMOutdoors. I was so busy in 2011, that I completely forgot to mention anything about my first year of blogging whizzing by. I've been fortunate enough to have embarked on some remarkable trips over the last two years, and sharing them here for all to enjoy has been fulfilling in many ways. (Picture above: June 2012, Summit of Mt. Whitney, 14,505')

Thank you to everyone who has offered their support, kind words, and comments here. For the last 12 months, DMOutdoors has received at least 1,000 page views each month. During this time, most month's were close to 2,000 page views, and August reached 4,000 views! For that, I thank you, as I take pride in knowing that my reports help others plan their trips, just as other bloggers' reports help with my trip planning. Everyone's take is different, so its great to see what others think of the same trips and more. In addition to that, there's those who simply enjoy just reading about an adventure and seeing photos from the mountains. Your readership is equally appreciated.
Ascending the Sluice area of Tuckerman Ravine
As of today, my most viewed trip report of all time is my solo winter climb of Mt. Washington via Tuckerman Ravine on Martin Luther King day 2012. It is has been viewed 3x as more than the second most popular. Looking back, it was one of the most intense things I've ever done. Runner ups (and published only 3 months ago) are my Whitney training climb of Mt. Washington in the rain, and a May non-summit hike on the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail up to Gem Pool on Mt. Washington.
Looking back at my solo prints as I traversed the Presidential Range (2-20-12)
Don't forget my upcoming series, Inside The Moments. The first episode will be posted in two weeks, on the first day of Fall. Other than the first day of fall, I've given you all something else to look forward to! I'll be describing what it was like to visit the Deboullie area of Maine, a truly remote place, as an un-seasoned hiker and camper for the first time.

After two years of adventures, nearly 1,000 miles of trails and well over 100 four thousand footers, which adventure of mine was your favorite to read and why?

Thanks!!!! ...And Happy and Safe Fall Adventuring to all!

- Dan


  1. It has been a great two years reading and sharing your adventures! It was really nice looking back. I am looking forward sharing more of your adventures. Nice post.

    1. Shyra - Thank you so much for reading, sharing, and your kind words.