Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on May 15, 2015
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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
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on May 04, 2015
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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
Submitted by Joan Collins on May 03, 2015
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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
Submitted by Joan Collins on Apr 23, 2015
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It was a beautiful day for the Adirondack Interpretive Center’s (AIC) “Migration Celebration.” I led a morning bird walk on two of the AIC’s four trails. After the walk, Wendy Hall, from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, gave a presentation on raptors, bringing along several of the Center’s birds. The Bird Walk: Rich Lake TrailThe AIC offers 3.6 miles of well-maintained,
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on Apr 21, 2015
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An Adirondack Hat TrickAs you may have read in this recent blog, I took a spring trek up Moxham Mountain. And, because of that hike, I got the idea to see what else this region’s mountains have to offer. We had this plan to do a two-car traverse through an area none of us were familiar with, so we left nothing to chance and got a bit of an early start. For once I was not the one running late,