Whitewater Rafting

Riding the bubble

I'm not old. I'm experienced. Or mature. Or something that sounds dignified while also portrays me as a fun-loving spirit. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. However, as I took an early-morning...

Ten Reasons to Get Your Raft On

Confessions of a Whitewater Virgin... I'm embarrassed to say this, especially because the opportunity to do so is practically in my backyard, but until this past Saturday, I had never been whitewater...

Guide to a great day on the Hudson!

“All Forward!” “Stop!” “Back on the right!” “Hit the deck!” For eight years as a licensed whitewater raft guide, I’ve called out these - and other - commands to many different crews on my raft....

Whitewater adventure, my way

As a child I loved to read adventure stories. Climbing Everest, exploring remote jungles, and searching for the North Pole sounded very exciting. But as I grew up, reality intruded. I was on the...

Answer the call: A day on the Hudson

The ravens croaked at us from the blue ledges above the Hudson River as we ate sandwiches and shared stories about the rapids we'd encountered. The birds — large, shiny-black, intense-looking...

RaChelle's Law

In my house, Murphy's Law is not a thing. We refer to it as RaChelle's Law... if it can go wrong, it already has - or it will! This is the way my life goes in general, but especially over the last...

Give the Adirondacks

Christmas is just around the corner, and while we sit here and cross our fingers, pray and do snow dances in hopes of a good winter, it's never too early to think about summer. Maybe your family is...

Nine Adirondack fall outings

If you're looking for fall foliage you'll find it in the central Adirondacks, but did you know there's more than one way to see nature's most vibrant display of the year? Check out this list of our...

The Big Melt!

03Mar2016
Author:RaChelle Hosley
Water Everywhere! Spring can be a tricky time here in the Adirondacks. It is starting to warm up and the snow is starting to melt. There's no more skiing, no more snowmobiling, and it's time to trade...

If it walks like a moose and talks like a moose, it must be...

The Elusive Adirondack Moose Weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, the moose is a majestic animal that captures the attention and imagination of all ages. From a child who has never seen a moose before...

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