Three Select Hikes in Hamilton County

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Hamilton County is one of the largest counties in New York state and it does not fall short for hiking opportunities. To choose just three would be a tough proposition. The hiking trails of the...

Number Four and Stillwater: Two Tower Peaks (Kinda)

Author:Spencer Morrissey
By now, most locals - and I'd guess many visitors to the heart of the Adirondacks  - have heard the hubbub about the Stillwater Fire Tower  being open the public.  Corenne and I were just as excited...

Car camping!

Car camping gone bad! Although I grew up in the Adirondacks, I car camped only a few times.  A couple of times was with my family, and once I went alone with my twins at Rollins Pond, when they were...

Swimming Holes in the Adirondacks

Author:RaChelle Hosley
Take a Swim There are some really great places around the region to take a dip, from public beaches to hidden swimming holes, and they are all worth checking out! Public Beaches Each town has its own...

Camping With the Family (Dog Included)

Author:RaChelle Hosley
My family hike into Spruce Lake I'm not much for roughing it in the great outdoors. My idea of a vacation is a nice plush hotel with a big comfy bed, room service, and maybe, if I'm lucky, a swim-up...

Gluten Free on the trail!

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Trying to eat gluten free is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do - I love wheat and wheat products. While being a celiac is not something we have to deal with, Corenne and I both have...

A day of fire tower past

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Corenne and I have this unique quest to climb all the fire tower peaks in the Adirondacks, even if the fire tower has been removed. This brought us to the Piseco area, on a trek that would gain us...

The triple in Indian Lake

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...

Summer Traditions

  My Family Every year my family climbs Panther Mountain in Piseco. It has been a tradition of ours since my daughter was two. It is a great hike, easy enough for young kids to do mostly on their own...

Care and storage of winter gear

Author:Spencer Morrissey
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...


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