About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

Reader Interactions


  1. Peter says


    What kind of equipment did you use? Telemark or Cross-Country? For this trip is one preferable to the other?

    Thanks for your feedback.


  2. Phil Brown says

    I probably used Madshus Epochs with G3 Targa telemark bindings. It can be done with XC gear, but I prefer a light or medium-weight tele setup, especially if you’re going to do Whale’s Tale as well.


    When i go to avalanche pass I take my skis off and hike up the hiking trail. This way you would never be in the way of a skier coming back down the ski trail

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