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

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