A Morning Start on the TrailAfter a peaceful night’s camping along Moose Pond Way, Wren and I loaded up our camp and drove the short distance on the rocky and bumpy road to the trailhead for Vanderwhacker Mountain. The morning was cool and the trail was shady as we set off on the easy and wide path. The trail rose and fell smoothly, but generally climbed from the parking area and we made quick
A Chance to go CampingLast week Wren and I took a camping trip down to Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest where we explored a variety of places for birds and anything wild. After a brief stop in Schroon Lake, we drove from town up into the wild forest where we briefly explored some areas along Northwoods Club Road before stopping at the southern trailhead along Route 28N for Hewitt Eddy.
DID YOU KNOW that Snyder Hill has one of the most fascinating hidden views?Snyder Hill? Where’s Snyder Hill? Well it’s not far from the town center of Schroon Lake. If you locate Hoffman Road and follow it toward the small Hamlet of Irishtown you will drive right beneath it. From the road you can see it clearly and if you look close you can see the cliffs residing near the summit.
A Schroon Lake AdventureVanderwhacker Mountain is a pretty popular hike, mainly because it has a fire tower and falls on the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge list of peaks. However, these other two gems in the region rarely fall within the sights of hikers. I’m talking about Oliver Hill and Snyder Hill located just east of Irishtown and west of Schroon Lake. A friend of mine reached out a few days
The Pharaoh MountainsIf seven-packs actually existed, this would be a forerunner in the Adirondack Park. My chum Jim and I had no idea what we were in store for when I dreamed up this wilderness traverse. The only thing we knew was that one of the hills would be at least a decent payoff, according to what we have read and researched, but the other six were total mysteries.
The Dam Hill to No. 8