After the 2013 film “12 Years a Slave,” which won the Academy Award for that year’s best picture, most people are familiar with the story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.
It’s not as widely known, however, that Solomon was a son of the Adirondacks. He was born in the tiny town of Minerva to a father who was a freed slave and a mother who was
Update 2/12/15: It's time! I just read this blog recalling Kelly's first ski trip to Gore, and now I'm chomping at the bit to try it out for myself. I mean, c'mon how cool does this local ski mountain sound? I'm sure it will be just as great an experience as my recent snowshoe trip to the Natural Stone Bridge & Caves! Have you skied Gore lately? Feel free to share your insider tips with this
Pharaoh Mountain WildernessMy close friend and frequent hiking companion, Jim Hopson, and I are often out at the break of day, but for this adventure we decided on a bit later start. Today we are heading to the north side of the Pharaoh Mountain Wilderness. We met up just off Exit 29 of I-87 and caravaned over to the trailhead for the Short Swing Trail located off Route 74 between Schroon Lake