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Adirondack Weekend 4th of July 2011

Five years ago I was working in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State with the Department of Environmental Conservation as what was called a “back country steward”.  Essentially this meant that I spent my workweek in the forested … Continue reading

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Adirondack Lean-to on Fishbrook Pond VIDEO

As I’ve mentioned in the past I spent a summer backpacking in the Adirondacks while doing site surveys for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  While I did do a great deal of photography (which can be found … Continue reading

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Backpacking Food – a pair of videos staring my Jetboil and even a recipe

People need to eat.  All the more when one is backpacking.  There are many, many good recipes online for cooking over a stove or over a campfire while backpacking, but I’m going to share a pair of videos that show … Continue reading

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Fishbrook Pond Video Tour and some thoughts on bears

Fishbrook Pond is a fair bit higher then the general starting point of Dacy Clearing and well worth the hike.  The weekend I spent up at Fishbrook I saw perhaps another ten or twelve people, but didn’t stay at the … Continue reading

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Adirondack Lean-to Photo Set

Lean-tos are an important part of camping in the Adirondacks and many other parts  of the Eastern United States.  As a shelter, and as a gathering point they have a unique place in the hearts of many campers and backpackers, … Continue reading

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That time I wasn’t arrested for being an ax murderer.

That summer in the Adirondacks led to many opportunities. I climbed the highest peak in the state for the first time since I was 13 or 14. I made friendships that continue to this day even though we’re now spread … Continue reading

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North Country Roads

North County Roads, lead me home To that old place, that old room Another autumn, beside the falls Maples orange, birches yellow Apple Jack in the barrel And wood smoke in the air . Cold crisp mornings up by the … Continue reading

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Mt. Marcy

I go up there So others  can see What my eyes have seen   The trail presses up Through maple birch and pine Then bracken further on   The last mile I walk across the sky Pressing to that final … Continue reading

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The Wandering Yankee- The Road

The road is calling and I must follow, across the creek, beyond the hill, to see where it leads, and then come home. By the way, in large part because of this blog my image of Palmer Pond in the … Continue reading

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