Tag: ADK

  • An Alpine Trek In Adirondacks?

    “In the eastern half of the United States, you either explore the backcountry as a climber or a hiker, rarely both. Given the vertically challenged terrain, alpinism takes some imagination,” write Shannon Davis and Julie Ellison. They recommend an “enchainment”—the linking together of two or more summits—that takes in Mount Colden, Mount Marcy, and Gothics. […]

  • Moving to Paradise

    The remaining thirteen miles from Raquette Lake would be unbearable: narrow twists and turns through unbroken woods, two fleeting views of the shining surface of Utowana Lake, a glimpse of the northwestern ridges rising above West Bay, the first full-on view of Blue Mountain from the top of a short climb in the road – […]