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Trying to eat healthy and pack on the energy while on the trail can be quite hard to do, and most hikers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts get stuck in a rut of not mixing up their choices, leaving...
Mount Arab, Goodman Mountain, and Coney Mountain are the lineup for a new ultra-challenge called the Tupper Lake Triad. Individually, none of these peaks are all that difficult of an endeavor, but...
Spring into Spring Spring break is right around the corner and so is the time to say goodbye to winter and welcome in mud season. Of course, this year, for the most part, I don't see the...
I've had the esteemed pleasure to be a graduate of the SUNY ESF Ranger School in Wanakena. Living on campus and having a large work load, I didn't have a ton of free time on my hands. But even back...
It's been an odd winter so far with the warm weather and unpredictable snowfall. However, depending on where you go, the snowfall could be adequate enough to ski on. This was the case in the Five...
The Cranberry 50 is a 50-mile trail that loops around Cranberry Lake, the third largest lake in the Adirondack Park. This flowage created by a dam on the Oswegatchie River has been a vacation...
Mount Arab Distance, round-trip: 2 miles Estimated time: 3 hours Brief overview: From the parking area, walk across the road and start climbing immediately. The climb is steady but not too ...
The Five Ponds Wilderness Calls My good friend Jamie and I have been hiking the Cranberry Lake 50 in short day-trip excursions and doing a complete inventory of the area for a 2016 launch of the...
A long distance trail just for you The Cranberry Lake 50 is what you might image, a fifty-mile trail that circles Cranberry Lake, the third largest lake in the Adirondack Park. What makes this trail...
Spotting a car Arab Mountain (often referred to as Mount Arab) is by no means a stranger to the hiking community. As one of the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge Peaks it's climbed rather frequently....
It's inspiring living in an area that you have not fully explored. It drives you to get out there to see what there is to see. As mountains go I can't claim that the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest has...
A Photography Tour of Local Waterfalls With the abundance of rain we have received as of late this year, the waterfalls in the Tupper Lake Region are bursting at the seams and are ready for your...
The Adirondack Sawtooth Range The Sawtooth Range is located right next door to the Seward Range in the impressive High Peaks Wilderness. Its massive expanse of rugged terrain is dotted with gnarly...
Massawepie Boy Scout Camp My definition of a good day in the woods is getting to explore and discover something new, and if at all possible, to top out on a new mountain and check out a pond; today...
Day one in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest First a little background on Twin Mountain: Twin Mountain doesn't really have a name. However, it was given this name by the locals (I can only assume). I...
Azure Mountain lies nestled in the foothills of Franklin County, tucked away on a dirt road just awaiting the vast number of visitors that climb its slopes each year. Corenne and I had never climbed...
Cross-Country Skiing in the Western Adirondacks Hedgehog Mountain has been one of those secluded peaks that have been eating at me for some time now. I see it on the map every time I pan around the...
Take 2: Short snowshoe hikes that you can double up The Tupper Lake Region is in no way lacking for recreational opportunities and we can prove it, just check out what we have to offer. Have you...
A day of nordic skiing in Wanakena        The Adirondacks is unarguably one of the finest destinations for Nordic Skiing in the Northeast. Now, to break it down even further, look into the western...
Hit the trail - running! While not all trails in the Adirondacks are great for trail running, they essentially could be used for such. Trail conditions and terrain play a huge roll in what's good...
Keeping your hands and feet dry and warm this winter season Your feet and hands can be the problem children for many people in the winter, and without those important features of your body it's hard...
Skiing cross-country trails for fitness and training There's nothing like cross-country skiing in a Nordic center with a really huge pack on your back and snowshoes attached to that. We always get...
A ski to remember Getting to the Floodwood Loop: You can find this unique ski by following Route 3 out of Tupper Lake toward Saranac Lake, then taking the Route 30 turn toward Fish Creek. Continue...
Open Fire Cooking: Back-Country and Side-Country Cuisine Who here cooks over an open fire? I know I do, but I feel that number is getting smaller and smaller, for a couple of somewhat obvious...
Three must see drive-up Scenic Destinations Tupper Lake's scenery is very hard to limit to three locations, there are so many to choose from. However, in order to keep this blog from becoming a...

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