Nine Days of Snow and Great Skiing in the Adirondack Mountains

Nine Days of Snow and Great Skiing in the Adirondack Mountains

Ski conditions everywhere in the Adirondack Park were terrific last week. It was raining when our plane landed in Albany a few weeks ago. It was also midnight and I was too tired to be worried about ski conditions in Lake Placid, but I was sad when I saw raindrops on...
Welcome Back to the Adirondack Mountains, Winter!

Welcome Back to the Adirondack Mountains, Winter!

Current ski conditions below. We awoke before dawn today to the low moaning sound of ice expanding on the lake out front. It reminded me of the woman who practices Kulning, the ancient Swedish herding call, except the lake was calling-in Winter Solstice 2017. 

Winter Sped Into Lake Placid and Brought a Snowy Treat

Winter Sped Into Lake Placid and Brought a Snowy Treat

It was tempting to practice some Lake Placid Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) and stay tucked-in my cozy home yesterday. I didn’t, but I imagine I am not the only one who hustled to dig out of storage clothing appropriate for outdoor recreation in...
A Carpe Adirondack Diem Day and Winter

A Carpe Adirondack Diem Day and Winter

This entire winter in the Adirondacks exemplifies one of my favorite adages, “Carpe Adirondack diem.” I usually invoke these words either when it is a spectacular day for outdoor recreation, or when the conditions are decent but predicted to go downhill...
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