About Tom French

Tom French splits his time between the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands from his home in Potsdam. More information about his writing can be found at Tom-French.net.

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  1. william hill says

    This is always a favorite local hike. In the winter, there are some views of the High Peaks from the east shoulder of the mountain. Keep up the good work Tom!

  2. Timothy Smith says

    Wow…memories. our family was fortunate to be members of an adjoing property club ” Kildare.” Embarrassed to admit, but I was fortunate to have the volunteer Search and rescue squad meet me after getting “twisted around” descending Catamount 20 some years ago!

    • Tom French says

      Hello Timothy — Thanks for reading and commenting. A lot of history with Kildare that I hope to explore in the future.

  3. Tom Keating says

    Catamount Lodge was my first “outdoor” experience at St Lawrence University where I met – for the first time – life long friends. Later, I was very spoiled to welcome incoming freshman there. Dr. John Green (biology) was in charge. These were some of the best experiences of my lifetime. Thank you for bringing back the memories.

  4. Tom French says

    Hello Tom — Thanks for reading and commenting. I may be sentimental, but I wish SLU had kept the property. It was close to campus, yet isolated enough for intimate activities. I rode my bike there as part of a pre-orientation trip for my freshman year. Returned again the following year the same way as an orientation trip leader. Great memories.

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