Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

A favorite hike report originally published in 2011.  Little effort but big views. At 2,440 feet in elevation, Baxter Mountain is certainly not one of the tallest Adirondack peaks. The stunning views from the top however will surprise hikers who give it a try. Indeed,...
Happy What-Feels-Like the First Day of Fall in the Adirondacks

Happy What-Feels-Like the First Day of Fall in the Adirondacks

Swim in the Adirondacks soon. Although the meteorological and the astronomical calendars disagree, it is easy to believe fall starts on August 1 in the Adirondacks. Trees apt to change colors first get started, and the average daily temperature is lower each day....
The Adirondack Outdoors is Open for Business

The Adirondack Outdoors is Open for Business

The trails will be muddy, but the weather looks good for the holiday weekend. If you have not planned your weekend of Adirondack outdoor adventures yet, get on it. After what seemed like 40 days and 40 nights of rain, the clouds lifted and are blowing away on a...
Cascade Mountain: a Classic Adirondack Hike

Cascade Mountain: a Classic Adirondack Hike

June 7 is National Trails Day - Celebrate with a Hike and 30% Off Gear at EMS! Although considered one of the easiest hikes of the 46 Adirondack high peaks, a hike up Cascade Mountain is no walk in the park. At 4,098 feet, the bald summit of Cascade Mountain is a...
The Adirondack Spring Mosey

The Adirondack Spring Mosey

Mother Nature  took her time getting to spring in the Adirondacks this year.  Miraculously, the damp, snowy, and cold spring of last weekend is a mere memory, supplanted by yesterday’s surprise 70-degree heat. Slowly but surely, the spring sun cannot be denied;...
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