Submitted by Elizabeth Lee on Jul 04, 2013
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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
Submitted by Debbie on May 09, 2013
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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
Submitted by Debbie on May 01, 2013
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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
Submitted by Elizabeth Lee on Apr 29, 2013
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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
Submitted by Debbie on Apr 25, 2013
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The snow is melting away now that the April weather has turned more spring-like. All that snowmelt is running into the rivers and creeks and there are waterfalls everywhere. Tristan and I headed to North Hudson to search for waterfalls in Black Brook.The Hammond Pond trailhead is on Ensign Pond Road (Route 4) in North Hudson. Follow the arrow to the left, but keep right when the logging roads