How to pack your pack...The question of what to bring on a summer hike is much more in-depth than one might think. Before you even try to answer it, first you have to hammer out a few details. Ask yourself: Where do I plan to hike? What’s the weather supposed to be? etc...
I have spent countless hours and miles in the High Peaks (and on much smaller outdoor excursions) and I think that I have a
The Start of a Pharoah Mountain Wilderness AdventureIt has been quite some time since I wandered about in the Pharaoh Mountain Wilderness Area. My last trip brought me to a couple of remote peaks in some pretty deep snow, I might add. Late spring brings the warm smell of decaying pine needles and leaves from the autumn coat. Wildflowers start to emerge, waters start to warm up, tributaries are
I WAS BITTEN BY THE CAMPING BUGSo, I’m admittedly crazy about car camping. My husband and I camp regularly. We have a 3-tiered shelf of camping supplies organized in our garage. There's something for every situation. The planning and packing is every bit as good as the experience once on site. I guess it's the anticipation of another wonderful experience in the Adirondack Park that makes the
Where do I start?There are hundreds of companies out there in the outdoor retail industry, and just about every one of them has come up with a tent design that looks cool, unique, and even has a planned use, but which one is right for you? Surfing the net for a tent is tough, and a Google search will give you a headache with its hundreds of options. However, the web is a great place to check
The lovely Essex Chain Lakes Tract opened to the public in the summer of 2014. This remote area is comprised of twelve lakes and ponds. Paddlers can spend the day exploring the lakes, or stay longer by camping at one of the designated sites.
At the end of last summer, I chose to do a camping trip. I explored Third Lake to Seventh Lake, and reserved the most remote camp site, number 2 on Sixth