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Crane Mountain

Guidebook author lures her hiking-averse brother up one of the southern Adirondacks’ most scenic mountains. By Lisa Densmore Ballard My brother, Wayne, claimed he was allergic to hiking. A decade ago, I coaxed him into climbing modest Baker Mountain … [Read more...] about Crane Mountain

Boreas Ponds

Our editor finds himself paddling alone on the crown jewel of the former Finch, Pruyn lands, surrounded by high mountains, many miles from the highway. By PHIL BROWN In early June, I enjoyed one of my most memorable canoe trips in the … [Read more...] about Boreas Ponds

Beaver River

By JOHN THOMPSON My hiking pal Marc Howes reads maps the way other people read books. On a vicarious trip through the western Adirondacks he came upon a curious locale, and his map morphed into mystery. “There’s this Beaver River,” he said. “Way … [Read more...] about Beaver River

Lows Ridge

Carol and Phil enjoy a wild ride and hike and swim on trip to Lows Ridge. We almost forgot about the rock climb.   By PHIL BROWN Carol says I come up with my best trip ideas at the breakfast table. Since this was the last day of her Adirondack … [Read more...] about Lows Ridge