Winter weather and water do strange things around here, especially on the lake. We saw these beautiful “ice birds” as we walked by the ferry landing one afternoon. Sun was bright and skies were clear, making them look like something out of “Swan Lake.” Surely they will soon melt, … [Read more...] about Ice Birds
Anxiously awaiting more snow, in this taunting winter of 2018, I recently skied the only place I could, across the big wetland at Hemlock Rock Wildlife Sanctuary, then Microspiked up Adirondack Land Trust’s part of Coon Mountain. I was on protected land throughout this ramble in … [Read more...] about Whither Tracks in the Snow?
The Lake Champlain Transportation Company announced: The Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY crossing will not be accepting stored value "commuter cards" starting January 1, for the duration of the winter schedule. You may visit the office in Burlington to transfer any commuter card … [Read more...] about Essex-Charolotte Ferry Crossing Winter Payment Options
I had hoped to ski Mount Marcy last week, but work and travel got in the way. I expect we’ll have other chances before the winter ends. Meantime, I put together a five-minute video of a Marcy ski trip from a few years ago. It contains snippets shot with a helmet cam while … [Read more...] about Skiing Mt. Marcy In Five Minutes (Adirondack Explorer)
I was recently asked to contribute a story on cross country skiing to the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Lake Champlain Region blog. Since my family was away and we recently had a great snowfall, I decided to use the opportunity for a "solitary ski" on the Hammond … [Read more...] about Solitary Ski & Another New CATS Trail!