Spring Paddling Destinations in the Adirondacks

This article along with others written by me can be found at EMS As temperatures rise and the days grow longer, the bountiful lakes, ponds and rivers of the Adirondacks transform from their solid winter state of ice back to liquid blue. With most trails, especially those in the High Peaks, a muddy mess inContinue reading “Spring Paddling Destinations in the Adirondacks”

Paddling Guide to Follensby Clear Pond

As the days grow longer, the temperature rises, and frozen lakes and ponds return to their liquid state, the serene waters of the Adirondack Mountains beckon the outdoor adventurer to stow away their snowshoes and skis and break out a canoe or kayak for long sunny days of aquatic exploration. Home to over 3,000 lakesContinue reading “Paddling Guide to Follensby Clear Pond”

Four Incredible Fall Backpacking Trips in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands

With fall foliage that rivals New England, a unique topography reminiscent of the Alaskan and Canadian tundra, and a bevy of wilderness areas flush with epic views but lacking crowds and complex permit systems, the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia possess some of the finest fall backpacking trips in America. From a quick and easyContinue reading “Four Incredible Fall Backpacking Trips in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands”

Escape the Leaf-Peeping Crowds by Boat and Boot at Indian Lake

Autumn is upon us, and the vast hardwood forests of the Northeast are putting on their annual show that rivals any natural spectacle in the world. While the fall season has always been a popular time for hikers and roadside tourists alike to get out and explore, larger crowds than usual are expected this fallContinue reading “Escape the Leaf-Peeping Crowds by Boat and Boot at Indian Lake”