Winter Events

 

 

This year, I made a resolution to stay home more. 

Well, that went out the window fast! There are just way too many great events going on to sit at home and miss out. There is a little something for everyone. I can head out with a few of my friends, have a "day date" with my husband, or head out with the family to one of the many awesome family-friendly events. Why would I want to stay in and miss out!? Here are some upcoming not-to-miss events!

01
Feb
2017
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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Two Days in the Hudson River Gorge Primitive Area: Day One

A warm day was a-brewin' as we set out for our first adventure on the south side of the Hudson River. We had been scoping out Casey and P Gay mountains for some time, and if I had anything to do with it we'd also venture over to Bell Mountain to finish off the day. Of course, we would have to see how the legs were holding up at that point. 

03
Mar
2016
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Two days in the Hudson River Gorge Primitive Area: Day Two

Starbuck and Harris Rift Mountains

Arriving about a week and a half later to the same region, we found ourselves attracted to Starbuck and Harris Rift mountains. Some of this would tread through the woods and bring us over new additions to the Hudson River Gorge Primitive Area — a bit in the beginning, middle, and end.

01
Mar
2016
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Proper Layering, Part 4: Hand Protection

The hands are pretty easy to monitor and layer up because they are usually the first to feel the effects of cold temperatures. However, if in the past you have had frost nip or frostbite to your digits, they are more susceptible to cold issues in the future. It is unfortunate, but a large number of winter enthusiasts suffer from the ill effects of cold injuries. I am one of hem.

08
Feb
2016
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Owls Head and the Horns, my curiosity won

Owls Head, always a fun trail

I think my curiosity to find cool and interesting stuff wins over more often than not, kind of like my lack of self-control when it comes to baked goods, but I like to think that exploring and hiking is a bit better for my waistline. Corenne and I planned on a different trip for this day, and were supposed to meet up with a friend in Lake Pleasant for Hamilton Mountain, but we must have turned off the alarm in our sleep because we didn't wake up until it was too late, so we had to postpone.

06
Feb
2016
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Proper Layering, Part 2: Head Protection

Be sure to protect that noggin

I'm not a doctor and my nickname isn't "Doc," but I do know one thing: I can regulate my temperature like a thermostat by putting on or taking off my winter cap. The saying goes, and I believe it's true, "You lose most of your body heat through your head." Putting on a hat can warm up your entire body, even your feet. Taking off your hat will quickly cool you down or keep your body temperature stable and comfortable.

20
Jan
2016
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Meet the Faces of Ski Season

Behind the ADK Ski Scene

For those who love winter sports, this "snow drought" is starting to make us a little antsy. I feel like a child waiting for Santa, counting down the days until Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, it isn't as easy as simply pinpointing a date and time — but wouldn't that be nice if it was?!

15
Dec
2015
Author: Michelle Clement
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2015-2016 Winter Events

As the cold sets in you may want to bundle up and wait the winter out - but then you would miss out on so many great events going on in the heart of the Adirondacks! From ice fishing to snowmobiling to winter festivals, there are so many things to choose from! (Click on each event name for more information)

01
Dec
2015
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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2 Facilities, 2 Disciplines, 1 Awesome Ski Season

Let the Countdown Begin!

All I can say right now is WOW! Is it really the middle of November already? It seems like the high water and awesome rapids of spring were here just yesterday. In a blink of an eye summer and fall are behind us and now we are quickly moving full steam ahead to winter, or as I look at it - ski season! While part of me wants to be nostalgic about all of the fun that came along with the seasons past, I much rather reconnect with my winter friends as we get ready to hit the fresh powder on the trails and slopes.

10
Nov
2015
Author: Michelle Clement
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A Half Dozen snowshoe destinations in the Indian Lake Region for the entire family

A Half Dozen snowshoe destinations in the Indian Lake Region for the entire family

Indian Lake is home to some the finest snowshoeing available in Hamilton County ranging from tough excursions to perfect beginner destinations. If you are a bit more seasoned you could venture into the Little High Peaks Region and climb Snowy Mountain for a bit of a tougher outing. But if you are looking to have a fun family day out in the woods, these six places to go might be right up your alley.

20
Feb
2015
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Cellar Mountain - A bushwhack in the West Canada Lake Wilderness

My buddy Jim and I have this crazy obsession with trail-less peaks and we are always looking for new places to explore and new terrain to break trail on. This week our eyes focused on the Indian Lake area, and a particular 3000'+ peak located in the West Canada Lake Wilderness. We focused on Cellar Mountain, no not the 100-highest peak located in the Moose River Plains area, but this one a bit further south near Lewey Lake.

17
Dec
2014
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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An Adirondack winter outing; Snowshoeing the Sagamore Lake Loop

An Adirondack winter outing: Snowshoeing the Sagamore Lake Loop

A Winter Carnival Event

Participants

This outing was an event planned by the Great Camp Sagamore as part of the Long Lake/Raquette Lake Winter Carnival in February 2014. So please keep this in mind for this year's winter carnival where similar events will be planned and run throughout the weekend.

14
Dec
2014
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Goodnow Mountain - Looking back on a sunset hike

Goodnow Mountain - Looking back on a sunset hike

Have you ever had one of those days where you just needed to get outside and leave everything inside behind? Inside your head I mean. You know that lousy day at work, fight with a family member, or maybe the stress of higher than normal heating bills? Well, a sunset hike might be just the ticket - at least it was for me on a cold and frosty pre-winter evening.

02
Dec
2014
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Wonderful Early Winter Events!

As we say farewell to 2014 - and welcome in 2015 - there are a variety of events and activities that are sure to catch your attention! Do you like to participate in an event, or are you a great spectator? Perhaps you just want to relax, browse or shop ? Yep, you can do all that here!

THUNDER ON THE HILL!

Who says you need a lot of snow to have fun?  (most of the time we do! )

23
Nov
2014
Author: Dean Nervik
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