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The sound of music echoes through Hamilton County summer

May 26, 2015
Author:Sue Cameron
Music, music, music - much of it FREE! Summer brings with it some terrific music in the Hamilton County region. Free concerts abound, as do concert events all over the region and festivals...

DIY Exploring—A Bushwhacking Overview

May 17, 2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Adirondack Bushwhacking I have been exploring the Adirondack backwoods for decades and much of that time has been spent off-trail, through the forest, thick and thin, bushwhacking. I took on the...

Macomber Mountain—A venture to a Hamilton County 3K’er

May 14, 2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Macomber Mountain I have a fascination with bushwhacking and exploring something new, and who knows, maybe even previously uncharted. My buddy Jim has been itching to do the 3000 foot peaks in...

The Black Fly Challenge... It's Epic!

May 11, 2015
Author:Michelle Clement
It's almost that time of year again... Black Fly Challenge time! Maybe you've heard of it?  If you haven't, rest assured the Black Fly Challenge is nothing like what you are imagining. Here in the...

Don't Stress It!

Apr 26, 2015
Life Lesson on Stress Management Recently I was asked to share a life lesson that I have learned in the Adirondacks. And with that question, my mind simply started spinning. I have been blessed to...

Low-Impact Travel Tips

Apr 20, 2015
Author:Michelle Clement
Green before "green" was cool! Long before the first Earth Day was recognized on April 22, 1970, the Adirondack Park was setting a national precedence for being a "green" location. Green may not have...

A Cascade Trifecta: The Mountain, The Lake, and The Waterfall

Apr 19, 2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
A bit of bushwhacking and a bit of trail hiking in the Inlet Region  Springtime is a challenging time for hiking, especially for portions of the hiking experience that is completed off-trail, but I...

It's Mud Season, and the Birding is Great!

Apr 13, 2015
Mud Season In 1922, T.S. Eliot famously began his poem, The Waste Land, by stating, "April is the cruelest month." It may seem that way to some in the Adirondacks since it is also the start of "mud...

Spring Skiing in the Round Lake Wilderness Area

Apr 10, 2015
 Since "winter" seems to be continuing right into spring this year, I had another wonderful cross-country ski trip with terrific snow conditions! I skied on Round Pond Road in the Round Lake...

Bluff Point Hill

Apr 07, 2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
A Raquette Lake Shoreline Adventure Bluff Point Hill can be found on the northeast shore of Raquette Lake, right on the edge of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest. It's one of those named peaks that might...


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