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A “HaBaSa” Winter Traverse—Haystack, Basin & Saddleback

Dec 29, 2016 - HaystackBasinSaddleback...each mountain is a peak of the Upper Great Range.
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Adirondack Hares and Hounds: The Tradition Continues

Dec 29, 2016 - it is a known fact that the Adirondack region still provides ample opportunities to hunt small game. Lepus Americanus, known more commonly as the snowshoe or varying hare, is one of the game species that can provide both challenge and excitement for the hunter who is either lucky enough to have a beagle or two ready to chase hares or know someone who does.
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Backcountry Ski – Embracing the Adirondack Winter

Dec 29, 2016 - While most of the opportunities feature human powered pursuits, there are a host of snow and ice sports that are driven by gravity and the wind. The best way to survive the dreariness of the long Adirondack winter is to fully embrace the opportunities that are readily available at hand.
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Buck Meadow Mountain: Exploring a Remote Peak in the Siamese Pond Wilderness

Dec 29, 2016 - Buck Meadow Mountain, at least on a map, has always looked like a peak I desired to check out. I still dont understand the allure it had on me. Then came the day to start planning the hike.
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Champlain Area Trails Creates Trails All Can Enjoy

Dec 29, 2016 - Imagine being in a part of the Adirondacks where there are fabulous views of sparkling blue water, lush forests, rolling farm fields, and mountains but hardly any hiking trails. Pretty sad, right? Well, welcome to the Champlain Valley ten years ago, just before Champlain Area Trails began making trails.
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Cross Country Skiing in the Central Adirondacks

Dec 29, 2016 - I had one of the first pair of cross-country skis in the Inlet area other than Walter Schmid who was the person who built the Inlet cross-country trail system.
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Hunting Big Trees

Dec 29, 2016 - So what defines a tree a champion? It means the tree is the largest known specimen of that species.
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Ice Fishing for Perch and Pickerel in the Southern Adirondacks

Dec 29, 2016 - I prefer basic gear that fits in a small sled and my favorite style of fishing is to get out on a small lake or pond and jig for perch and pickerel.
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Ice Fishing Long Lake

Dec 29, 2016 - Situated in the northeastern corner of Hamilton County, Long Lake sits almost in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Approximately 14 miles long and spanning almost a mile in width at points, this narrow lake is an often overlooked ice fishing destination when the winter comes.
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New York State’s Ice Angling Paradise

Dec 29, 2016 - The activity includes hiking to and from a fishing area, toting gear, drilling numerous holes through the ice, setting and tending tip-ups, running to flags, and jigging from hole to hole while the social aspect might involve fishing with family and friends
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Phrigid Photography

Dec 29, 2016 - How do you know when to change your mindset from fall to winter photography? When you lay your tongue on a metal pole and it sticks, it is time to think about the challenges of winter picture taking!
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Rabbit Hunting: Add To the Fun With Beagles

Dec 29, 2016 - I told him I did and he asked if I was hunting with a beagle. I told him know that I was a sneak and peek, kick the bushes rabbit hunter. He laughed and said you have to try hunting with a beagle.
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Snowmobiling In the Central Adirondacks: The Old Forge-Inlet Trail System

Dec 29, 2016 - Snowmobiling is a popular sport throughout the Adirondacks but nowhere more so than in the Central Adirondack area.
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Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks

Dec 29, 2016 - When the fall months wind down and snow begins to cover the landscape across the Adirondacks, many people are left with a void, which can be filled in a variety of ways.
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UNDERCOVER IN THE DEER WOODS

Dec 29, 2016 - Trail Cams Provide Insight into the Lives of Adirondack Deer
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Winter Awaits at Gore Mountain

Dec 29, 2016 - Even if the Adirondack region were to again experience a winter season such as that of 2015-16 when snow and ice were in short supply, downhill skiers and now Nordic skiers too will have no worries when it comes to skiing at Gore Mountain Ski Resort in northern Warren County.
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Bear Den Mountain

Oct 3, 2016 - cant think of a better family hike than Bear Den Mountain located right near the backside of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area. I recently took a group of hikers on a trip to introduce them to the area.
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Deer Drives: A Time Honored Tactic

Oct 3, 2016 - In wetter and quieter conditions I normally still-hunt through here, but today I was just hoping to get some deer moving.
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Ethics – A Question For Sportsmen

Oct 3, 2016 - Ethics is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as, rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad. In many, but not all, cases these rules are reinforced by laws. But in others, especially some gray areas, it will be a hunters decision on what is the right thing to do that guides his or her action.
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Fall Fishing on the Trout Ponds

Oct 3, 2016 - The insect life in a typical trout pond is much different than what is encountered in streams. There usually is no huge variety of mayfly or caddis hatches as most members of these species prefer flowing waters.
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