Bushwhacking

For Pete’s Sake – a long hike back to Pete’s Hill

11Nov2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
One of the hardest things about trying to find hiking partners, is finding ones who have days off during the week. This week in particular I couldn't talk anyone into taking the day off to join in on...

The triple in Indian Lake

06Jun2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
I found myself with Jerod and Melissa once again hiking in the Indian Lake Region, but this time on three somewhat secluded peaks that I have been eyeballing for some time. However, seeing them from...

DEC announces new Adirondack Scat Challenge

Nature enthusiasts will have their eyes on the ground this summer. On April 1, officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced a new plan — the Adirondack Scat Challenge...

Two Days in the Hudson River Gorge Primitive Area: Day One

03Mar2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
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...

Two days in the Hudson River Gorge Primitive Area: Day Two

03Mar2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
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...

Owls Head and the Horns, my curiosity won

02Feb2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
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...

A quick trip up the Pisgahs

01Jan2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Its official, well it's been official for some time now, but both Pisgah mountains are on state land and have become a welcome part of the Hudson Gorge Primitive Area. Big Pisgah Mountain has been a...

Lewey Mountain: Finding a friendlier route

12Dec2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Lewey Mountain is the 69th highest peak in the Adirondack Park on the Adirondack 100-Highest Mountains list of peaks. You can easily find Lewey in Indian Lake because it towers over the lake with the...

An autumn visit to two gems: Little Sawyer and Ledge mountains

12Dec2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Little Sawyer and Ledge mountains are true gems in the Hamilton County Region, and quite honestly I might be addicted to their summits. I have been to these two peaks on several occasions but looking...

Moose River Plains: 4 days of exploring (day 4)

10Oct2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
The wonders of waters This will most likely put an end to my visits to the Moose River Plains for the season, but with that being said, I might be coerced to tackle one more peak in the area. I will...

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