Spencer Morrissey

Spencer Morrissey is an Adirondack native and to this day resides and works in the park. He works as a community developer, smart growth planner, recreational consultant, and licensed guide. He is the owner of Incapahcho Wilderness Guides a publishing company,where he produces and publishes books on adventures in the park. Spencer is a published author with titles; "The Other 54," "Adirondack Trail Runner," and "Adirondack Trail Skier," with many other titles always in progress.

Spencer is a 5-time 46er and a winter 46er, a fire-tower challenger completer, a finisher of the Adirondack 100-highest, and is in the pursuit of climbing all the names peaks in the Adirondack Park, one of the reasons behind his countless unique adventures in the wild.

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Blogs by Spencer Morrissey

6
Sep
2019
Who doesn’t look up at the stars to escape from the everyday to an unknown world? I know I do, and I would bet many of...
31
Oct
2016
I had heard of PA Falls from previous readings and studies on the history of the region but up to this point had never visited...
20
Jul
2016
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...
9
Jun
2016
Mount Arab, Goodman Mountain, and Coney Mountain are the lineup for a new ultra-challenge called the Tupper Lake Triad. ...
9
Mar
2016
Spring into Spring Spring break is right around the corner and so is the time to say goodbye to winter and welcome...
19
Feb
2016
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...
21
Jan
2016
It’s been an odd winter so far with the warm weather and unpredictable snowfall. However, depending on where you go, the...
19
Nov
2015
The Cranberry 50 is a 50-mile trail that loops around Cranberry Lake, the third largest lake in the Adirondack Park. This...
2
Nov
2015
Mount Arab Distance, round-trip: 2 miles Estimated time: 3 hours Brief overview: ...
18
Oct
2015
The Five Ponds Wilderness Calls My good friend Jamie and I have been hiking the Cranberry Lake 50 in short day-trip...
25
Sep
2015
A long distance trail just for you The Cranberry Lake 50 is what you might image, a fifty-mile trail that circles...
16
Sep
2015
Spotting a car Arab Mountain (often referred to as Mount Arab) is by no means a stranger to the hiking community. As...
26
Aug
2015
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. ...
14
Jul
2015
A Photography Tour of Local Waterfalls With the abundance of rain we have received as of late this year, the...
16
Jun
2015
The Adirondack Sawtooth Range The Sawtooth Range is located right next door to the Seward Range in the impressive...
27
Apr
2015
Massawepie Boy Scout Camp My definition of a good day in the woods is getting to explore and discover something new...
29
Mar
2015
Day one in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest First a little background on Twin Mountain: Twin Mountain doesn’t really...
22
Mar
2015
Azure Mountain lies nestled in the foothills of Franklin County, tucked away on a dirt road just awaiting the vast number of...
27
Feb
2015
Cross-Country Skiing in the Western Adirondacks Hedgehog Mountain has been one of those secluded peaks that have...
5
Feb
2015
Take 2: Short snowshoe hikes that you can double up The Tupper Lake Region is in no way lacking for recreational...
23
Jan
2015
A day of nordic skiing in Wanakena        The Adirondacks is unarguably one of the finest destinations for Nordic...
3
Jan
2015
Hit the trail - running! While not all trails in the Adirondacks are great for trail running, they essentially could...
20
Dec
2014
Keeping your hands and feet dry and warm this winter season Your feet and hands can be the problem children for many...
18
Dec
2014
​Skiing cross-country trails for fitness and training There’s nothing like cross-country skiing in a Nordic center...

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