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Recreation, history on the south slopes

July 21, 2012 Last weekend, I traveled to the south side of the High Peaks to visit the hamlet of Newcomb. more »»

Exploring a new route up a classic mountain

July 18, 2012 KEENE — The gash of brown rock rises amid thick green hardwood forest on Cascade Mountain, making a wide new alternate route up one of the most popular peaks in the Adirondack. more »»

The pleasures of summer in a small town

July 15, 2012 Among the many pleasures of an Adirondack summer are the numerous opportunities it provides to revisit old tradition. more »»

A great opportunity for the Adirondacks

July 13, 2012 In September of 2013, outdoor writers from all over the nation will be visiting Lake Placid and the surrounding region for the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual conference. more »»

Bioblitz headed for Saranac Lake

July 8, 2012 SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake will host a two-day “bioblitz” on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15. more »»

Ten easy steps to a good camp

July 5, 2012 Earlier in the week, I got a call from Ted, an old friend and former hiking partner from college days. We had shared many adventures back in those days, but we had lost touch over the years. more »»

Rains and events usher in summer season

June 30, 2012 According to the calendar, the summer season officially began on June 20 with the arrival of the summer solstic. more »»

Saranac Lake native racks up outdoors writing awards

June 27, 2012 Saranac Lake native Lisa Densmore has won four awards in the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual Excellence in Craft contest. more »»

New Yorkers treated to free sample of fishing

June 23, 2012 The regular bass season began last weekend and according to numerous reports, there appears to be a good supply of bass this season, in terms of both the quality and the quantity of fish. more »»

Angler lands record-breaking trout

June 22, 2012 A Warren County angler has broken the state brook trout record. more »»

Signs of summer everywhere

June 16, 2012 Despite an unusually warm, spring season that was more characteristic of a typical Adirondack summer, the usual spring rains were negligible, the black flies bearable and there proved to be a... more »»

Landowner cuts off access to Madawaska Flow

June 14, 2012 Public access to the Madawaska Flow, a popular destination for paddlers and anglers, has been cut off for the time being. The Madawaska Flow is located in the town of Santa Clara, west of McColloms. more »»

Growing up outdoors

June 10, 2012 As a youngster, I had always considered the month of June to be the finest month of all. June signaled the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. more »»

Trail running guide highlights Adirondack routes

June 8, 2012 A pair of local authors have penned a trail running guidebook for the Adirondacks. “Adirondack Trail Runner” was released in Ma. more »»

Nature brings it all back home

June 2, 2012 Last weekend, I received a phone call from a young lady who was looking for a local river to run with her new kayak. more »»

Boat building: the rewards of doing it yourself

May 30, 2012 My father was recovering from a heart attack, flipping through a magazine at the library, when he decided to build his first boat. more »»

No need to stay inside, but check for ticks

May 27, 2012 Shortly after her first child was born, Colleen Safford left Manhattan for a 10-acre spread north of the urban jungle to create a new life for her growing family — a life immersed in the outdoors. more »»

Meeting old friends for the first time

May 25, 2012 Last week, I had the unique opportunity to visit with some old friends who I hadn’t even met yet. The meeting occurred near a place that remains far away, but close to the heart. more »»

Nature writer battles neurological ailments

May 19, 2012 For nearly two years, Bloomingdale writer and naturalist guide Ed Kanze has been battling a mysterious neurological ailment that has caused a tingling feeling in his extremities and a burning... more »»

At rest in the lonesome wind

May 17, 2012 The lyrics of an old song were on my mind when I first discovered the small, nondescript stone monument hidden in the thick brush. more »»



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