Got Cabin Fever?

Spring fever... cabin fever... Call it what you will — I'm feeling it!

We've had a fantastic winter season, but lately we've had a lot of warm temperatures and rain, usually followed by plummeting temperatures and snow. It's making me stir crazy! 

I'm ready for flip flops and tank tops, hikes and beach days. But in the mean time, I'll make the best of what I have.

08
Mar
2017
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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Top 7 Reasons Not To Snowmobile in the Heart of the Adirondacks

Blogger's note 3/1/17: I have to admit this was one of my all-time favorite blog adventures. I haven't been on the trails yet this year - it's obviously time to go back and relive this true Adirondack experience. Who's with me!?

(Flashback blog from the archives: originally published 3-16-15)

01
Mar
2017
Author: Kim Andresen
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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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Getting Oak Mountain Winter Ready

For most people, skiing isn't something that crosses their minds until the temperatures drop or those first few snowflakes fly. At Oak Mountain, skiing is a year-round thought. From prepping the mountain to snow making, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to get Oak Mountain ready for their winter season. 

07
Dec
2016
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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Cats vs Dogs: 5 times dogs get the win

Cat vs. Dog

You know how they say there are dog people and there are cat people? 

I am a cat person. Cats are cuddly, cute, and natural heating pads on a cold fall evening. They are smart, sassy, and independent — not unlike my favorite people. 

However, I have to admit I am slowly becoming a dog person - by default. You can't really blame me. It's simply a hazard of living the mountain life.

26
Oct
2016
Author: Kim Andresen
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Care and storage of winter gear

The end of a long winter season is once again upon us, and even though the conditions weren't all that conducive to what might be called an excellent winter season, our gear did get periodic use and should be taken care of while hibernating. It's time to start thinking about how you should store your winter gear to reduce the risk of rust, mildew, mold, varmints, and other unseen casualties.

27
Apr
2016
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Proper Layering, Part 5: Core Protection

I don't know if I would say I've saved the best for last, but here it is anyway: Proper layering for core protection. This part of your body is by far the most important and vital for survival. It's where your vital organs reside and it's also home to some of your biggest muscles. Your core, or more importantly your vital organs, are protected first. This is the primary goal of your body. This function is one of the reasons your extremities get cold so much quicker and easier.

11
Feb
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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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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The Family Behind the W.W. Durant

Double Take

Have you ever seen a boat frozen into the lake in the middle of winter? You might figure someone waited a little too long to get their boat out of the water before the freezing temperatures hit. What if I told you it wasn't a mistake? What if I also told you it was run as a bar and restaurant frozen right there in the lake? The W.W. Durant Winter Boat is just one of the many endeavors the ambitious and successful Pohl family takes on.

19
Jan
2016
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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Exciting Winter Birding along Sabattis Circle Road

Looking for a quiet back road with great boreal habitat for birding? Sabattis Circle Road in the Town of Long Lake fits the bill – no pun intended! This six-mile long, half-circle road leads through a variety of habitats and sections of the William C. Whitney and the Round Lake Wilderness Areas. (The William C. Whitney Wilderness Area is an Audubon New York designated "Important Bird Area.") In winter, when many other popular birding locations become inaccessible, Sabattis Circle Road is well-plowed and maintained.

12
Jan
2016
Author: Joan Collins
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