New trail offers easy route to spectacular view By Diane Sirois Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain offers a unique view of the Champlain Valley and the High Peaks, but traditional the trail to the top is rather steep. The good news for your aching knees … [Read more...] about Poke-O’s gentle side
Northwest passages By Bill Ingersoll The northwestern Adirondacks has long been one of my favorite places to explore. It’s a region of secluded ponds, winding eskers, tannin-stained streams and ancient forests. The blowdown from a 1995 … [Read more...] about Northwestern Adirondacks
When I was a kid, I climbed Bald Mountain near Old Forge several times with my mother and stepfather. In those days you could still hike the old trail up the steep south face of the mountain, which was an adventurous climb over a series of narrow … [Read more...] about 5 trips for the family
Access to the wild for people who have disabilities By Mike Piekarski I was not born with a plastic camping spoon in my mouth. Unlike my wife, Debbie, who was raised in rural upstate New York, I was city-born and grew up more familiar with … [Read more...] about John Dillon Park
By Phil Brown My friend Brian Mann and I took the long way to Grass Pond Mountain. We paddled across Cranberry Lake, camped at Chair Rock Flow and hiked six miles the next day to Lows Lake, following an old trail that the state reopened a few … [Read more...] about Don’t miss Grass Pond Mt.
Take in the long view on this Five Ponds Wilderness hike By Phil Brown It’s an especially warm, sunny day in mid-April, a perfect day for hiking if not for the mud, snow and ice in the higher elevations around Lake Placid. And so I head for the … [Read more...] about Cat Mountain is the cat’s meow