Natural History

Birding Through Northern Hamilton County

Starting At Sabattis Bog I had work to do in the middle of the Adirondacks the other week, and so Wren and I began our trip by birding our way south through northern Hamilton County. We started at...

Exploring the Sacandaga River

Birding as I Paddled I really enjoy paddling the Sacandaga River out of Speculator, so when Wren and I were there recently I made sure we took advantage of the opportunity to do so. We pushed off...

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...

Hiking Bald Mountain

An easy hike with a splendid view Located a short distance west of the Hamilton-Herkimer County border, Bald Mountain (also known as Rondaxe Mountain, which is frankly a more interesting name) is a...

Exploring the Moose River Plains

An Early Start on a Cool Morning After a pleasant night camping, Wren and I headed into the Moose River Plains fairly early in the morning to look for wildlife. The long, winding road cut us through...

Paddling and Camping at Cedar River Flow

So Beautiful You Can't Stay Indoors! With the weather so unseasonably warm this week, I couldn't resist the urge to be outside exploring with Wren at my side. After winding our way down through...

Paddling the Sacandaga River Out of Speculator

A Nice Walk Before Our Paddle In the heart of the Adirondacks, the Sacandaga River out of Speculator offers a great marsh to explore for both paddlers and birders alike, and I was excited for the...

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...

Paddling Round Lake

Sunny Paddling Weather! Our warm weather of late has made for terrific paddling in the southern Adirondacks, and Wren and I took advantage of it to enjoy some time birding on Round Lake this past...

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...

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