In late September, Explorer Publisher Tracy Ormsbee and I joined Sam Eddy for a bushwhack into the Five Ponds Wilderness. Eddy is the trail master for the Adirondack 46ers and was featured in the Trailblazer column in the November/December issue of the Explorer. The purpose of our trip was to visit the Sand Lake lean-to, which Eddy maintains as a volunteer.
The journey was interesting. We entered the Five Ponds Wilderness from the west, starting from the Grassy Pond Trailhead. The trip began with us taking off our boots to cross the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River. We then followed an old logging road by Grassy Pond, before we bushwhacked to Rock Lake, Sand Lake and Wolf Pond.
If you want to learn more about the journey and Eddy, you can read about it here.