This hike visits one of the most physically impressive mountains in the South District of Shenandoah: Trayfoot Mountain. Serving as chair of The Mountain Partnership-a United Nations voluntary alliance-TMI is working with Partnership members to keep mountain issues front and center. With options for everyone, Hunter Mountain is New York State’s premier four season resort! The cost of working this way is that there’s rarely much time left over to record or write up the experiences.

The mountain represents the problems and obstacles in your life that cause you worry and fear. Travelers can tailor their own personal mountain vacation to include all of their favorite activities on one trip. Here, I turned left, continuing on the broad trail up to the summit of Trayfoot Mountain.mountain

This myth for most of human history has held true: no less so for the first Native Americans who crossed the land bridge of the Bering Strait from Siberia into North America than for my own ancestors who more recently fled the famine in Ireland in the mid-19th century for a new life here in the US.mountainmountain

Over the decades, our courses have ranged from experiential learning trips and teacher training to field trips that take learning beyond the classroom into mountain wilderness areas. But at least many gold myths have some credibility that may start as a rock filled with pyrite (fool’s gold) and grow into a Mountain of Gold as the myth is fertilized through time.

Hunter Mountain is home to some of the best festivals in the area all summer long, with great music, food, and culture! I liked telling my students that for every deposit found on the surface, there are likely 20 blind deposits hidden at depth from our view. He dedicates his time to inventing micro-hydro power schemes and saving other people’s ‘waste’ from landfill.