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Adirondack Explorer

August, 2018

The Torch of Preservation | Tyler Socash | TEDx University of Rochester

Environmental activist and record-breaking hiker Tyler Socash discusses his adventures traversing the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and Te Araroa trails in a single year, his work protecting the Boreas Ponds Tract in the Adirondack Mountains, and what we can do to help preserve our own favorite wild spaces. Tyler Socash believes in fostering a personal connection with our public lands through exposure, education, and stewardship. The day after completing his master’s degree at the University of Rochester, Socash embarked on a 7,000-mile thru-hiking journey across the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa in New Zealand, and the Appalachian Trail. This grand immersion >>More


July, 2018

Orient Express at McKenzie Pond Boulders

Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown on the Orient Express, a fun, easy problem (rated V0) at the McKenzie Pond Boulders. View Similar Videos Makaia’s Problem


July, 2018

Makaia’s Problem at McKenzie Pond Boulders

Bobby O’Connor, an outdoor recreation professor at Paul Smith’s College, sends Makaia’s Problem (rated V1) at the McKenzie Pond Boulders outside Saranac Lake. He makes it look easy. Click here for our review of Adirondack Park Bouldering.


June, 2018

Carl Heilman talks about photography

Join wilderness photographer, Carl Heilman, on a journey through the backwoods to capture the stunning and surreal landscapes only found in the Adirondack Park. Carl uses his rotating panoramic camera to recreate the magical feeling of this region and to portray how special and unique it truly is. Carl is a regular contribute to the Adirondack Explorer.


May, 2018

Timelapse of hikers on Cascade Mountain

Timelapse video from a busy September weekend in 2017 on Cascade Mountain. About 550 hikers visited the summit on this particular day.


January, 2018

A lunchtime ski at Dewey Mountain

Explorer Editor Phil Brown skis to the summit of Dewey Mountain during his lunch break.


October, 2017

A few thoughts on a hike to Blue Ledges

Leigh Hornbeck interviews her two sons, Rushton, 7, and Devlin, 5, after a muddy hike to the Blue Ledges. Leigh is working her way through “Kids on the Trail: A Guide to Hikes for Kids in the Adirondack Park” this year. Read the story in the November/December issue of the Adirondack Explorer. Video by Leigh Hornbeck


September, 2017

Cobble Lookout: Short, easy hike with great view

Brendan Wiltse, science and stewardship director at the Ausable River Association, talks about one of his favorite easy hikes in the Adirondack Park.


September, 2017

Helicopter Flies Search Team To Wallface

Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie was among the rock climbers flown to Wallface Mountain this week to search for Alex Stevens, a hiker who disappeared more than a week earlier. He took this video.  


September, 2017

Jen Kretser on Adirondack Youth Climate Leaders

Jen Kretser, director of programs at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, talks about what it’s like to work with young people on climate issues.


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