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Monday, November 22, 2021 - 14:00

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Greetings, one and all, and happy pre-pre-pre Thanksgiving! During this week of reflection, we will be sharing recaps of Season 1 and a look into what the rest of Season 2 holds! � But today, we want to highlight our mastermind behind the entire Dawn Patrol series — our very own Dawn Patroler, Eric Adsit. Eric not only thought of the concept of the Dawn Patrol series, but he has been up at dawn with every single episode's stars to capture the images you see, conducts and records every interview, and pieces the entire episode together. In short, Eric is Mr. Dawn Patrol! We asked Eric about how he embraces the dawn in his own life and how the Dawn Patrol series came to be: � �"��It wasn’t until my Freshman year of college that I did my first ever sunrise hike. The idea of waking up at 3 a.m. (as was required to reach the summit by sunrise) didn’t appeal to me, so I stayed up all night and chugged a Red Bull at the trailhead. What I witnessed at the top could only be described as magical. The surrounding mountains appeared as islands in a sea of pink and golden clouds. That was just the beginning. Since that moment, my appreciation for the earliest morning hours has only grown. Sunrises in the Adirondacks are quiet, often beautiful, and they seem to reveal as much about ourselves as they do the landscapes we recreate in. I knew I wasn’t alone in this sentiment; I wanted to learn more about how other people enjoyed this special time of day. Sharing those stories through video was an obvious choice, both because it allowed me to show the beauty of this incredible region to people who couldn’t access these places, but also because it might inspire more people to try a sunrise activity for themselves. This series has been so rewarding for me. Not only have I been able to enjoy some incredible moments in the outdoors, I’ve made some great new friends and shared some powerful stories, too!" � �Tune in Wednesday for our season 1 recap of #DawnPatrol.

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