Using the Tetons as a way to explore the idea of backpacking permits in the Adirondacks By Brandon Loomis The Browns faced a conundrum. They had tried and failed to secure a permit to camp at the picturesque alpine bowl around Marion … [Read more...] about No vacancy for backcountry campers?
Lean-to love: Volunteers restore quintessential Adirondack shelters By Brandon Loomis The work chant echoed from the hillside and across Lake Colden as a line of men leaned on a rope strung through a treetop pulley. “Oy! … Oy! … Oy! … … [Read more...] about Lean-tos, and the people who love them
By Brandon Loomis Peggie Allen has seen “the look” that some white people make when they see a Black woman such as her at a mountain or lakeside resort. It’s a quizzical look, she said, and it says, “What in the world are you doing … [Read more...] about Outdoor Afro helps people of color find their Adirondack comfort zone
Watershed program releases mixed 2021 report By Brandon Loomis The state of the lake is … complicated. Lake Champlain, a 120-mile-long treasure with 587 miles of shoreline shared by New York, Vermont and Quebec, provides mostly clean water, … [Read more...] about State of the Lake: Sparkling sands and (usually) clear water on Champlain
Advocates reflect on welcoming strategies at historic site anniversary and Juneteenth celebration By Brandon Loomis It was the mountains, woods and trails that first drew Benita Law-Diao to the Adirondack Park a few decades ago. It didn’t … [Read more...] about Advancing Adirondack inclusivity at John Brown Farm
By Brandon Loomis Campers heading into the High Peaks Wilderness intent on claiming a lean-to on the shores of Lake Colden this summer will arrive to a surprise. The shelter they seek has a new location away from the lake, and a new roof that … [Read more...] about 100th lean-to “rescue” moves, restores Lake Colden shelter