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April, 2017

Skiing The Whiteface Highway

We made this on one of our last skis of the season (4/8/17). There was still plenty of snow. That’s why the highway is popular early and late in the winter: it doesn’t need much snow to be skiable.


April, 2017

Skiing The Mount Marcy Trail

We made this short video on April 3, 2017, on a ski descent of Mount Marcy. This is a fun cruise along Phelps Brook. It’s pretty mellow, but watch out for rocks!


January, 2017

Avalanche Pass Ski Trail

Avalanche Pass Ski Trail had six inches of fresh powder and a good base this week. Conditions were mellow.

December, 2016

State Police Helicopter Rescues Hikers On Algonquin


November, 2016

Marvelous Bird’s-Eye View Of The Adirondacks


November, 2016

Riding Amtrak’s Adirondack line


November, 2014

Early-Season Ice Climbing With MudRat

  Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie posted this video on YouTube after climbing the Skinny Slide on Upper Wolfjaw Mountain in search of early-season ice. He was accompanied by Don Mellor, author of Blue Lines: An Adirondack Ice Climber’s Guide, as well as Anthony Seidita and Rodrigo Solar. MudRat writes us in an email: “The transition from the warm to cold weather climbing season often finds me taking a break from lofty ambitions in the High Peaks. It is a time to prepare for winter. Firewood needs to be stacked and various projects need a finishing touch. “As the first snows of >>More


May, 2014

Rafting the Hudson Gorge


February, 2014

Ski Descent From Avalanche Pass


January, 2014

A bird’s-eye view of penguin colony. Literally.



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