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Climbing w/ Tom - Rogers Rock Slab

Climbing w/ Tom - Rogers Rock Slab

Little Finger in Lake George is a 600ft 3 pitch 5.5 climb on Rogers Rock slab. I first found the route by doing some searching on Mountain ProjectI was looking to find an easy multi-pitch climb in the Adirondacks, one that gets you high off the ground without much technical climbing. 
Autumn Elopement in the ADK

Autumn Elopement in the ADK

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The typical wedding morning can no doubt be a whirlwind, with places to go, things to do, and people to see. This past October, when it came time for my wife and I to tie the knot, we took a different route. One that reflected not only our love for each other, but also our love for the Adirondack wilderness and the part it played in bonding us together over the past year and a half.

Queer Lake Winter Snowshoe

Queer Lake Winter Snowshoe

With Lucy and Birdie leading the way, the four of us followed on our snowshoes, starting out by walking beside a stream for a little over half a mile. A bridge crossing took the trail beyond the stream and eventually past an area of blow-down and eventually Windfall Pond.
Deer Pond Loop

Deer Pond Loop

With our cross country skis in the back of the truck, we decided to scope out a trail that we had seen many times on our drives through the Tupper Lake area. We found access to the Deer Pond Loop via Route 30 near Upper Saranac Lake.

2019 Recap & Reflections

2019 Recap & Reflections

It’s been a couple of years since we did a “recap of the year” article and given that we’re closing out the decade, we figured it’d be fun to share our adventures, milestones, and other happenings from 2019 and this past decade.
Local Spotlight: Pure Northern

Local Spotlight: Pure Northern

This Local Spotlight focuses on an incredible artist from a small town near Potsdam, NY - Tarah Evans, the owner of Pure Northern, LLC. We recently had an opportunity to speak with her about her business, passions, the Adirondacks, and most importantly, her dog Alby!


8-Day Solo Trip on the Northville-Placid Trail

8-Day Solo Trip on the Northville-Placid Trail

Danielle Rootes is a photographer, hiker, and nursing student located in Saranac Lake. She recently completed a solo thru-hike of the Northville-Placid Trail in August of 2019. 
Local Spotlight: Green Goat Maps

Local Spotlight: Green Goat Maps

Green Goat Maps is an environmentally friendly map company focused on responsible recreation and Leave No Trace principles. We make durable, waterproof maps that are beautiful to look at, easy to use, and provide invaluable information to our map users. 

Autumn in the Adirondacks

Autumn in the Adirondacks

While it’s sad to see the summer season end, it is also very exciting to anticipate autumn ahead of us! For most of us, a few special things come to mind when we think of this season – cider, apples, crisp air, fall festivals, and colorful leaves! 
Adirondack Mountain Bike Festival

Adirondack Mountain Bike Festival

Cooler temperatures, stunning fall foliage, the absence of annoying bugs, and about 25 miles of top-grade, machine-built and hand-built trails will combine to make the Adirondack Mountain Bike Festival on October 5th & 6th.

VIDEO: Spring Adventures

VIDEO: Spring Adventures

Between the spring showers, we were still able to get out and enjoy the Adirondacks. Take a peek at our spring in review – and onwards to a great summer!
Northville-Placid Trail Experience

Northville-Placid Trail Experience

One moment that stands out is from the first day when I passed the Northville-Placid Trail trailhead sign and trail register, then first entered the wilderness. There was a gradient of modernity to nature I observed as I left the comforts of my car and walked from the paved streets of Northville, to gravel roads leading into the woods, eventually reaching the detritus covered forest floor. 


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