Hiking the Elk Lake Preserve, Chillin’ at Elk Lake LodgePart 1 of 3It has been a long time coming that Corenne and I were to stay at the Elk Lake Lodge. We have talked many times, over a cold beer, about hiking a bunch of their trails and revisiting the 100-highest peaks that reside on the property. You see, the trails on Elk Lake Property are only open to guests of the lodge, which in my opinion
The Dix Range5 Mountains over 4,000 feetKnown for its namesake Dix mountain, the Dix Range is home to five mountains over 4000 feet; East Dix, South Dix, Macomb, Hough and Dix. Of the five peaks only Dix has a maintained trail and the other four have herd paths that lead to each of the summits. The paths, while not official trails, are maintained fairly well and not too difficult to follow with
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