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Adirondack Explorer

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Thoughts on wilderness

These two short videos on wilderness were made with the January-February issue in mind. In this edition, several writers explore ideas related to wilderness in the Adirondack Park. In the first video below, writer Phil Brown talks about potential wilderness areas that could be added to the park. In the second video, hikers James Hopson and Spencer Morrissey discuss what wilderness means to them.  


Monday, December 31, 2018

Check the ice before skiing on ponds

All was not lost in recent thaws. We went pond skiing in the St. Regis Canoe Area three days last week and found the conditions ideal: a few inches of fluffy snow over solid ice. The carry trails between the ponds had just enough snow to ski.


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Double H Ranch Adaptive Skiers

The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Skiing Old Mountain Road

BETA executive director Josh Wilson led Phil Brown on a ski tour of Old Mountain Road in March 2018.


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Photos through the years at the Mountaineer

The Mountaineer gear shop in Keene Valley changed ownership toward the end of 2018.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Snowshoeing Sawyer Mountain

Standing at the Sawyer Mountain trail register, his snowshoes pushing through more than a foot of snow, Ned yelled out: “The last person to sign the register was six days ago.”