On the TrailsOn a typical good weather weekend you’ll see plenty of hikers at the popular trailheads such as the Giant Mountain Roaring Brook Trailhead. When we arrived at the trailhead after a short drive from where we were staying in Schroon Lake, we parked on the side of the road since the parking lot was full of other hikers.
Here we met up with a few friends to take one of the less
After three days of using my boot drier last week I was pretty excited about a hike on a dirt road instead of soggy trails. I had the good fortune to join Steven Engelhart of Adirondack Architectural Heritage on a trip into the magical Camp Santononi. Steven and 2012 intern Charlotte Barrett were launching a new interpretive guide which Barrett wrote. Despite downpours
We've continued to explore the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, this time heading to Moose Mountain Pond. Signs of spring are everywhere in early May. Woodland flowers, such as Trillium and Trout Lillies, are blooming. The pale ash leaves that had clung to the branches through the winter now litter the trail, pushed off by new growth. There is a cacophony of bird songs. There is also an opportunity to
When spring comes to the Adirondacks, it's a glorious sight. The bright blue sky domes deciduous trees showing hints of green. Birds sing, frogs croak and all around are the sounds of water running over rocks. Even a short hike is a treat for the senses.We were getting a late morning start, so my son and I headed back to the Hammond Pond Wilderness in North Hudson to explore Chalis Pond. The
For some time I've been curious about a little spot on the map that I thought was called Chalice Pond. Chalice--like a medieval goblet or something you'd use for communion. Two guidebooks refer to it as Challis Pond. A History of Essex County, edited by H. P. Smith in 1885, refers to an early settler named Timothy Chellis who lived on a road near the area and Barbara McMartin's guidebook