As you all know, we’re coming right up on the 4th of July here, and I realized that I haven’t updated my website in almost a year.
I’ve had a pretty busy year, and a very busy summer so far, but I still get to relax more than I do during the school year, which has been great. I’m in Boston for the summer, interning for a digital forensic consulting firm where I started in June. I started my first week in NYC at our headquarters and got to meet all of the other interns that are working in different offices throughout the country, which was great! Summer in Boston is pretty nice, I really like being able to walk or take the train wherever I need to go. I’m learning a lot and having a great time so far!
I’m also in the process of updating my website (again) so if you have any feedback on what you like or what you don’t like, let me know! I’m trying to reduce some of the clutter, so I’ve removed the slider from the homepage in favor of an image of Sterling Pond, one of my favorite short hikes in Vermont.
For those of you who don’t know, Sterling Pond is located on the Long Trail, at the top of Smuggler’s Notch. Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of adventuring up Whiteface Mountain. Unfortunately, it was only by car because we were short on time. During the summer, the Whiteface toll road is open and people can drive up to the castle, and from there, hike up a short ways to the summit, or, for those unable to hike, travel down a 400 foot tunnel into the mountain and take an elevator up to the top. It’s a beautiful drive, have a look at the hyperlapse video of the drive down the mountain.
As you can see from the photo, Whiteface is 4,867 feet above sea level. It is the fifth highest mountain in New York state, and I’m planning on going back this fall to hike some of the others in the area. Last summer I had the pleasure of hiking Algonquin, the second highest peak in New York – a great hike, I highly recommend it. I’m planning on doing plenty of hiking in the fall, so if you’re interested, let me know!