Long Island Mountaineering (was Bouldeing/Climbing on Long Island)

Long Island Mountaineering (was Bouldeing/Climbing on Long Island)

Post by Bill » Sat, 24 Aug 1996 04:00:00

I grew up in the shadow of that famous mecca of east coast mountaineering, the Oceanside
Mountains.  In addition to being the highest point on Long Island, they also featured some
big game (huge rats and sea gulls).  

Of course, the garbage has all been plowed under so the chance of disease or  possible
injury slipping on some slime and landing on a jagged edge are much lower.  But the sewage
plant gases could still give you a variation on pulminary edema (if you use your
imagination).

But there's some wicked exposure on those steep grass covered slopes now and if they ever
got any real snow down there, you might get avalanched off into the near by canal.

Good luck with the expedition

- Bill

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When the first single-celled creature emerged, I was waiting; when the last living being
breaths its final gasp, my work will finally be done.  I will put up the chairs, turn off
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on my way out.   - Death