adirondacks

  1. kwc

    Hadley Mountain Fire Tower hike, Southern Adirondacks

    Our string of nice weather continued today so I decided to tackle Hadley Mountain to the Fire Tower. I have done this hike a bunch of times including the winter. It’s not long at 3.5 miles round trip but the elevation gain going up is 1545 feet in 1.75 miles. Since today was a holiday there...
  2. Titans

    Reflections in ponds: 4 days in The Adirondacks, Sept 1-4, 2021

    We just came back after a 4 day hiking & camping trip in The Adirondacks. We prefer quiet ponds as compared to the High Peaks region, which is very busy. We saw super cool reflections in ponds, a surprising nice sunset, plenty of mushrooms and we did some star gazing. A colorful sunset after a...
  3. kwc

    Moxham Mountain, Adirondacks

    Today was a prefect day for hiking, no humidity, no bugs, temps in the low 60s. A welcome change from our weather over the past few weeks. And a welcome chance to get outside and resume activities after a short bout with COVID19 (yup, we were both exposed and experienced mild symptoms that...
  4. kwc

    Short jaunt to Broomstick Lake, southern Adirondacks

    After one of our wettest Julys on record, it rained hard and long on August 1st. So today I thought I’d see how the rain had affected the stream that runs out of Broomstick Lake, a small lake not too far from home. Usually the stream has barely any water in it at this time of the year. Not so...
  5. Titans

    The Milky Way and a plethora of beautiful ponds - The Adirondacks, August, 2020.

    All summer we have been longing to see the Milky Way and stargaze an evening. So about 2 weeks ago in a snap we packed up our camping gear and headed to the Adirondacks. Hiking the high peaks is very popular now, so we decided to do a hike around numerous quiet and beautiful ponds, almost all in...
  6. kwc

    Wiliam C. Whitney Wilderness canoe camping (Adirondacks)

    Three days, two nights in the Whitney Wilderness in the northern Adirondacks on Little Tupper Lake. Hard to imagine that this entire area was once a wealthy family's "playground" (the Whitneys still own property on a small portion of the lake). Awesome weather, calm waters, eagles, beavers, &...
  7. kwc

    Chimney Mountain, South Central Adirondacks

    Monday was a beautiful day so we decided to climb Chimney Mountain (near Indian Lake) ... short but steep (about 1000' in a mile). 360 degree views at the summit. start of the trail ... up we go ... more up ... rock formations ... we're about a 1/4 mile from the actual summit here...
  8. kwc

    Hiking in the South Central Adirondacks

    We hiked the Botheration Pond Loop trails today in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. Temps in the low 60s, some breezes, mix of sun and clouds, and the bugs weren't too bad overall. Early trail some pretty tall trees along the trail the trail as we approached Old Farm Clearing ... this was the...
  9. kwc

    Adirondack Spring Hiking Continued

    On Thursday, 5/21, I chose to hike to Wilcox Lake in the southern Adirondacks. Another beautiful day. No bugs on the trail, black flies were swarming at the lake with a few landing to bite. first stream crossing over Tennant Creek (on an old snowmobile bridge) more old boardwalk through a...
  10. kwc

    Adirondack Spring Hike #?

    The weather has been steadily improving and I figured it was time to get out and try and beat the black flies ... so on Tuesday 5/19 I hiked into Murphy Lake from Pumpkin Hollow Road ... Some really nice trail work that replaced some really old wooden boardwalk through a wet area an example...
  11. kwc

    Another Hike in the Adirondacks 5/13/20

    Today we took a hike to Puffer Pond in the Central Adirondacks, 4.7 miles r/t. Sunny and cool (mid-40s) with some breezes at the “pond”. Some of the trees near the “pod” were starting to bud out but for the most part it’ll be a couple weeks before things really start greening up. There was...
  12. kwc

    Sunday Hill Climbing in the Adirondacks

    I haven't climbed this little gem in a few years ... Hadley Mtn in the southern Adirondacks. Microspikes all the way up and back down. Sorry, no orange @scatman like kilt ... I think it would have clashed with my orange pack. trail was hard packed ... if you ventured off the trail you sunk...
  13. kwc

    Late October Adirondack Paddling

    It was a sunny day, temps in the mid 50s, & so we decided to head north to Lens Lake for some paddling. Lens Lake is slowly turning into a bog at its northeastern end, much of the "islands" are actually floating bogs with pitcher plants, sundew, some grasses, and an occasional tamarack. Water...
  14. kwc

    Short Hike Close to Home June 2018 Southern Adirondacks

    Visited a local DEC wildlife area close to our home ... on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Loop trail around the marsh through the forest with some long bridges across portions of the marsh. trail head sign First view of the marsh ... periscope in the marsh grasses ... definitely kept his eye on...
  15. kwc

    More Adirondack Canoeing

    Car camping at Lake Harris, Newcomb, NY, late May 2017. Campground had just opened. We canoed the lake and the Hudson River. evening paddle on calm waters signpost on the Hudson River ... take a right and you can head to NYC, take a left and you can head to Mt. Marcy (Lake Tear of the...
  16. kwc

    Adirondack Winter Hike (old)

    Adirondack High Peaks winter snowshoe ... heading up to Gothics
  17. kwc

    one more Adirondack Canoe Day trip - Fall Lake Stream

    starting out down the stream ... nice sized beaver house ... stream widens out into Vly Lake ... then back into a stream at the northeastern end of the lake ... one of several beaver dams we encountered along the way. narrow section of the stream ... things open up a bit ... yet...
  18. kwc

    some Adirondack snowshoeing ...

    The old gate house ... entrance to Great Camp Santanoni ... the actual camp is five miles farther in on Newcomb Lake. It is slowly being restored. This was a couple years ago ... 'twas a great day to be out in the snow & sunshine!!
  19. kwc

    another Adirondack Canoe day trip

    Bog River Flow ... in the fall ... Mrs. kwc threading the needle ... remnants of a Great Camp ... most of it was torn down by NYS DEC sunset on Tupper Lake (not too far from the Bog River Flow ...
  20. Vegan.Hiker

    Phelps Mountain

    I have a few TR's which I'll try to catch up on. This trip was last winter (Jan., 2017) and it's not all that fresh in my mind anymore, so I'll keep it pretty brief. This was a weekend trip that I took up to the High Peaks region of the northern Adirondacks, NY with my buddy Craig. Despite...

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