Short hike to a long view By Nick Chowske When my wife, Andrea, and I moved to Plattsburgh, I was overjoyed at the thought of having so many mountains to climb, but I didn’t realize that most of them were at least an hour’s drive away. … [Read more...] about Rattlesnake Mountain
Blueberry Hill trails
Uncrowded Nature By Sheri Amsel When hikers come to the Adirondacks, they usually head straight to the High Peaks. There they can climb the tallest mountain in New York—Mount Marcy, a stunning, enormous peak topped by alpine vegetation rarely … [Read more...] about Blueberry Hill trails
Sleeping Beauty Mt.
A fairy-tale adventure By Winnie Yu You don’t expect a mountain that shares a name with a fairy tale to be too daunting, especially when that fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty, a name that conjures visions of peace and serenity, which is exactly … [Read more...] about Sleeping Beauty Mt.
Wild fruit, birds and other delights abound By Winnie Yu It’s a beautiful summer day on top of Cook Mountain. The sky is a vivid blue, and the sun is blazing bright. Wild blueberries are everywhere. My daughters, Samantha and Annie, are … [Read more...] about Cook Mountain
Family conquers Pharaoh Mt.
On the up and up By Winnie Yu To describe my family as hikers might be a bit of a stretch. True, we've hiked in the arid deserts of Arizona and trekked along the rim of the Grand Canyon. But most of our big hikes have been inside National … [Read more...] about Family conquers Pharaoh Mt.
Eastern Adirondack hikes
The wild, wild east: Guidebook author reveals four of his favorite adventures By Bill Ingersoll It had never felt so good to set my backpack down at the end of a day. For the last few miles, it had been weighing me down more than usual. I … [Read more...] about Eastern Adirondack hikes