Peaked Mountain

Peaked Mountain, (Latitude: N 43° 43′ 42.74″ Longitude: W 74° 08′ 58.70″) elevation 2919 feet, is a modest sized mountain located north-west of Thirteenth Lake. It is very steep sided which affords great views of the surrounding forest, lakes, and mountains, including the high peaks. The trailhead is at the parking lot for public […]

Adirondack Lean-tos

The Lean-to is an open faced camping shelter found throughout the Adirondack Park back-country areas and along the Appalachian Trail. They are also found in the Nordic European nation of Finland, although in Finland they are called “laavus” instead. These Finnish lean-tos serve as temporary housing for people on hiking, camping or fishing expeditions out […]

Mount Blue

It was cold, about 19 degrees, as four of us-Jim Muller, Mark Hay, Jay Katonica and Scott Handy set out on a slippery, snow-covered bushwhack up Warren County’s Mount Blue. Our canine escort, Maddux, a German shepherd/husky cross, bounded ahead with enviable ease as the rest of us struggled on the slick footing.

The plan […]

Break Time takes a break at the trail intersection between John Pond and Puffer Pond.

Break time is used to add or subtract layers of clothing- usually subtracting if you are snowshoeing in and carrying a backpack. On the far right Cousin Don is shedding his sweater. Rob (red backpack) and Jason (blue backpack) have lashed


Jockeybush Lake

Matt, Mark, Rick and I were yearning for a trip in the woods and selected an easy trip into Jockeybush Lake for an overnight camping trip. With temperatures in the mid-40s our hike was pleasant. Jockeybush Lake is a 1.1 mile hike up a 200′ grade with two small stream crossings. Access to the trail […]

On Winter Camping

Neil, the administrator at ADK forums posted this entry on why he goes winter camping. He offers a pretty good overview re-posted with permission below.

“On Winter Camping Whenever I tell someone I’m going winter camping they usually tell me I’m crazy. Ether that, or they ask me just what can be fun about sitting […]