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A memorable wedding getaway in Inlet

Inlet is the perfect place for an Adirondack wedding getaway. My boyfriend Andy and I were invited to a wedding in Inlet last summer, and we decided to make a full weekend escape out of it, camping...

Get ready for camping, Part 2: Sleeping bags and pads

Picking a sleeping bag is not all that difficult once you get a grasp on your personal comfort level. There are numerous companies out there making sleeping bags, and some are better than others, but...

Get ready for camping season, Part 1: Tents

08Mar2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Every company that has anything to do with the outdoor retail industry is making a tent and placing it on the market. With different price points, features, colors, weight, and retail propaganda,...

2015 Most Popular Blogs

2015 TOP 3 BLOGS IN REVIEW We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright oddest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them on the first go-round, here are...

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...

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...

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...

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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