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Friday, March 23, 2018

Skiing Goodman Mountain in Tupper Lake

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Conditions were optimal for skiing in the Adirondacks on March 15, when Explorer editor Phil Brown and I hit the trails near Tupper Lake. The area had received a series of snowstorms over the prior days and weeks, meaning the snowpack was a few feet deep.

We started off the morning by skiing Coney Mountain, then hit Goodman Mountain at about noon. Phil then continued on to ski Arab Mountain, finishing off the Tupper Triad, three mountains promoted as part of a local hiking challenge.

All three mountains are pretty small, but they aren’t skied very often. This day, it worked out because the snowpack was deep and it covered rocks on the trail.

One of the highlights of the Goodman Mountain ski was the open summit, which offered a view of Coney Mountain.

Above are some photos from our trip up Goodman. You can find photos from the Coney trip here

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch is a staff writer and photographer for the nonprofit Adirondack Explorer, where he has been employed since 2014. Mike previously worked for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, where he won numerous awards. He took home first place three times in the "beat reporting" category for coverage of the outdoors in New York State Associated Press Association and New York News Publisher Association contests. Mike’s favorite outdoor activities include paddling, hiking, fishing and backcountry skiing. In 2011, he paddled the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail from Old Forge to Fort Kent, Maine, and made a 40-minute documentary about the trip.

Mike can be reached at mike@adirondackexplorer.org.

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