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It feels great to share! I love staying active during our four seasons and I enjoy introducing the activities I love to others or encouraging them to engage in the activity again. I do not profess...
Beautiful fall day The last couple of days it had rained; on this day it was 68 degrees and it was supposed to become even nicer by late afternoon. I was anxious to get on my bike to enjoy the fall...
Preparing for the ride! As I filled  the new bladder for my hydration backpack, I contemplated where to ride. I decided to head south on Route 30, my normal destination is Bog River Falls,...
Where is the Oswegatchie? When you look at the Adirondack Paddler's Map, the Oswegatchie River seems to be everywhere -- that is because it's 137 miles long! Its mouth is at the St. Lawrence River...
Who wants to find treasures? Don't expect to get your pockets full, but do expect to lay your eyes upon some of the natural beauties that grow in the Adirondacks when you are out for a paddle or a...
A relaxing ski - maybe? Patti and I didn't cross-country ski together much this winter as our schedules did not mesh. Finally, we set an outing date! Thinking we would have a leisurely ski, I picked...
Not rain! Mid-January we were blanketed with freezing rain, which made me rethink my plans for my afternoon outing. Thinking the conditions would be a bit icy and maybe even bare spots I loaded my...
Time to ride! Shortly after my returning from camping on Meacham Lake, my friend Trisa contacted me to see if I'd like to go paddling or biking. As I had been paddling much more than biking over the...
Time for a ride! At 1:30pm I geared up my bike with a full bottle of water placed in the holder and my cell phone tucked securely away in my small saddle pouch. My ride was to start at the bottom of...
Getting there! You must drive through the Fish Creek Campground in order to enter Rollins Pond Campground -- the focus of today's adventure! Fish Creek Campgrounds are off route 30,...
Lighter watercraft for portages! Many years ago, I did this trip with my first kayak, a 45 lb. yellow plastic kayak, affectionately called my banana boat. I carried it by myself, over my head! I was...
Two more pins! In early August, Paul and I set out to paddle Pink Pond and Little Pink Pond. It's my desire to pin all the ponds that I can access and these little ponds were my choice today. Pink...
Inspiration! Last summer when Alison mentioned she was going on a wilderness camping trip in September on the Oswegatchie River, it perked the interest of Peggy, Cathy, and myself. We wanted to do a...
Why South Creek? Due to our schedules, I had not paddled with my friend Elaine this summer. When our schedules finally jived, I suggested that she select the launch site. I was thrilled when she...
Headed to Green Pond! It was about 1:45 p.m. when I arrived at the Follensby Clear parking area's southern end, off Route 30. As I neared the parking area I was thinking there probably won't be a...
What to do on a beautiful day in the Adirondacks? The forecast was in the 80s on this mid-June day, so when Trisa Minton asked me to paddle, bike, or hike, I said "let's paddle." Then, the question...
Where was Spring? We just had snow on Mother's Day, but on May 28 the temperatures soared into the high 80s! Around 2:15 p.m. I had my fill of house work and yard work, so I loaded my kayak, packed...
Winter came? Winter came late and appears to be leaving us early, however, some may argue it never came at all! Being an avid skier I longed for the huge Nor'easter, but it always missed...
Change a bad day! Ever have one of those days when everything goes wrong? You spill your coffee, you cut your hand and you rush around, but accomplish little. That was the start of my day, so when...
The trails Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not very generous to us skiers, boarders, sledders and snowshoers in December. Finally, on Jan. 1, there seemed to be enough snow to go cross-country...
December ? It is December right? With temperatures in the 40s - 50s, it is feeling like fall in December. Why not take advantage of this unseasonably warm weather! Soon enough the ground will be...
Access point off Corey's Road On a nice fall morning, my paddling group met at Corey's Road, off Route 3, about 8 miles east of Tupper Lake. We all arrived on time and made our way the final 1.8 ...
Work or play? On 10/12/15 my agenda was to tackle my "list of things to do," translation - work at home. Although I had retired in April, my list had grown as opposed to shrinking - admittedly, I...
What is Copperas? Copperas is a green, hydrated ferrous sulfate, used in making commercial grades of inks and pigments, but to me Copperas is a pond in the Fish Creek Pond area. I don't know where...
A fantastic place for a newbie! Follensby Clear is an excellent location to take a newbie paddler, beautiful and calm, it's a great place to fall in love with the activity. The two launch sites for...

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