Hiking

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

09Oct2015
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...

Try a new type of adventure: Surf and Turf style

06Oct2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Do you like to hike? Do you like to paddle? Than I am pretty sure you will like doing a bit of both packed into one adventure. A surf and turf works like this: First you paddle to a trail (surf),...

Surf-Turf-n-Sky: Good Luck for Great Paddling, Hiking & Birding

Starting with a Hike Wren and I were out looking for a short hike and paddle the other week and I decided that Good Luck Lake and the West Branch of the Sacandaga River might fit the bill. The...

Lovely Views from the Summit of Mud Pond Mountain!

The short trail up Mud Pond Mountain in Long Lake rewards climbers with spectacular views! It is less than a half-mile in length, but quite steep with an elevation gain of 600 feet. The trail  is in...

Why Birding and How Do I Start?

Being "bitten by the birding bug" can be a positive, life-changing experience. Bird watching can become such an all-consuming activity that it is often hard to recall what life was like in the pre-...

Hiking and Storming on Pillsbury Mountain

A Long and Winding Road The adventure of hiking up Pillsbury Mountain begins with the road to the trailhead. Wren and I bumped along through Perkins Clearing and Sled Harbor and she was anxiously...

Moose River Plains: 4 days of exploring (day 3.5)

18Sep2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
We had just come off of Indian Lake Mountain - located just over the border into the West Canada Lake Wilderness  - where we enjoyed side trips to Muskrat Pond and Squaw Lake along the way. We now...

Moose River Plains: 4 Days of Exploring (day 3)

17Sep2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
The Moose River Plains is by no means a stranger in my life or the life of my hiking partner Jimbo. However, the part that we would explore today was a bit of a reach for us - we were heading out...

Moose River Plains: 4 days of exploring (day 2)

10Sep2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
This would be a short day out exploring a trail I noticed to be a new addition to the Moose River Plains. I saw this trail on my previous visit to Fawn Lake Mountain and it made me wonder about its...

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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