Using the Tetons as a way to explore the idea of backpacking permits in the Adirondacks By Brandon Loomis The Browns faced a conundrum. They had tried and failed to secure a permit to camp at the picturesque alpine bowl around Marion … [Read more...] about No vacancy for backcountry campers?
Friends along the way make easy work of thru-hiking By Betsy Kepes We huddled under a flapping tarp, but our flimsy shelter at Mud Lake wasn’t keeping out the rain. Heads bowed, Teresa, Clare and I gulped down a few bites of lunch while the … [Read more...] about Social long-distancing on the Northville-Placid Trail
Finding tranquility at 'Cold River City' By Betsy Kepes Fifty years ago, the last Department of Environmental Conservation truck rolled along the miles of wide gravel road from Coreys to the old ranger station at Shattuck Clearing. Now … [Read more...] about Following in a hermit’s footsteps