November 2018 Articles
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Even if you are unable to get your hands on a copy, you can read the complete issue pdf HERE or the individual articles (more to come) below. Thanks for reading! Enjoy!
Banner photo: Moxham trail uphill from the trailhead. Dave Kraus/krausgrafik.com
By Laura Clark
What I enjoy most about Thanksgiving is that it is a relaxed, all-American holiday. And what is more American than our plucky, ungainly turkey? Granted, although Ben Franklin lost his bid to elevate our native species to national symbol status, the turkey gets the last cackle. For when was the last time you celebrated eagle day?
By Collin Parsons
With the temperatures dropping and the last few leaves falling from the trees, the downhill ski season begins in just a few weeks. Downhill skiing is a favorite winter activity of many in upstate New York and there is no shortage of ski areas to choose from when the weather gets cold and the snow falls. Since last spring the ski areas of the Adirondacks and Capital Region have been busy with improvements to make the 2018-2019 winter season even better. READ MORE…
By Bill Ingersoll
For many years, West Stony Creek was an unknown landmark. It flowed for several miles through a secluded valley near Benson, in the southernmost corner of Hamilton County, without drawing too much attention to itself. It was peaceful, unvisited and perfectly wild. READ MORE…
By Maureen E. Roberts
“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien. While Jennifer Ferriss is very grounded and intentional, she has extreme wanderlust and wants to see everything and travel the world. She just likes to be in the moment, experience new things, learn from others, and see where her feet take her. Jen adds, “Plus, I’m a librarian and Tolkien is a good read!”
Jen has spent many weekends wandering the remote trails of the Adirondacks these past few years, and on October 6, 2018, she summited Phelps Mountain, her 46th peak, adding her name to an elite group of athletes and becoming an Adirondack 46’er. READ MORE…
By Chris Yarsevich
After the great winter last year, with skiing until April or even May, depending on your willingness to travel, you might be considering taking up cross country (Nordic) skiing for the first-time or reacquainting yourself after years away from the sport. Upstate New York is a great place for all types of cross country skiing, with lots of different activities going on throughout the season. Let’s take a look at all the different ways to enjoy winter on skinny skis! READ MORE…
Enjoy! Thanks for reading!