A few hours after my last post, I returned to the Lake Lila road. It was still gated, so I began the long walk in to pick up our gear and two canoes. On the way I met a DEC truck that was raking the road. When they finished, they opened the gate, so … [Read more...] about Lake Lila road update
If you're planning to paddle Lake Lila this Memorial Day weekend, be forewarned: The road leading to the lake is gated. I found this out the hard way after spending two days this week paddling from Little Tupper Lake to Lila. To make a long story … [Read more...] about Lake Lila road closed
The July/August issue of the Adirondack Explorer will include two pages of paintings and photographs from "A 'Wild, Unsettled Country': Early Reflections of the Adirondacks," an exhibit that opened today at the Adirondack Museum. It runs through Oct. … [Read more...] about Art and nature
I drove by King Phillip's Spring last weekend. Yes, it really is closed. Strange to see the absence of the pipe that used to attract so many people carrying water bottles and jugs. In my original post on this subject, I reported that the state … [Read more...] about Spring again
The Adirondack Park Agency voted Thursday (May 14) to hold public hearings on classifying Lows Lake and adjacent state lands as Wilderness. The APA did so in part to placate environmentalists upset by the agency's recent decision to allow floatplanes … [Read more...] about Is Lows Lake Wilderness?
Last weekend (May 9) I hiked to Owl Head Lookout in the Giant Mountain Wilderness with my friend Lynda. The early wildflowers were out in force. When we stopped to admire a red trillium, Lynda referred to it as a "wake-robin." I didn't know that … [Read more...] about The awakening woods