Name: Eric Adsit
Residence: Saranac Lake.
Occupation: Videographer and photographer for Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.
Accomplishments: Won 2017 Best Accomplished General Film in the National Paddling Film Festival; made a successful kayaking expedition to the Thule Bheri and Karnali rivers of Nepal; created Visit Adirondacks “Dawn Patrol” video series; created “My Home Run” video series presented by Northwest River Supply (NRS); wrote Red Bull’s Hanging Spear kayaking mini-documentary; made numerous kayaking first descents in New York.
Favorite Adirondack whitewater: It’s hard to choose just one stretch of whitewater in the Adirondacks, but if I had to choose, I’d say the Bottom Moose in the western foothills because it is a river I can return to year after year and still learn something new.
Favorite view: The view from the summit of Algonquin looking into Lake Colden and the Flowed Lands is hard to beat, especially at sunrise.
Favorite video assignment: Filming the 2019 Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival stands out because that project was how I met the love of my life.
Winter pastime: I love exploring the Adirondacks with a snowboard beneath my feet, but the struggle as a beginner ice climber keeps me humble.
Why I love the Adirondacks: There is an endless supply of adventure here with so much left to explore any time of year. I grew up traveling through the Adirondacks and marveling at the beauty all around the region, so it’s pretty special to have the opportunity to live here.
Memorable wildlife experience: While fishing with my dad at age 5, I hooked into a tiger muskie almost as long as I was tall. It stripped the gears and snapped the line, stealing my dad’s favorite lure in the process.
If I were in charge of the park: I would advocate for sustainable, state-sanctioned glading for backcountry skiers on a limited basis, more mountain bike trails, and improved education and outreach for first-time visitors.