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Admiral Richard Byrd writes about solitude in his 1938 memoir ALONE. I read a battered copy of ALONE a few summers ago when I was hauling around a heavy pack and tools, doing wilderness trail work. Reading that book made my hardships seem trivial....
In recent years, it seems everyone is doing a trail guide of some kind. I’m going to take a different route: the “cheap hikes”–short and relatively easy, with great views for not a lot of effort or time, a big bang for your...
News stories tagged with "hiking"
Tupper Lake, NY, May 04, 2010 — After last week's blast of snow, it's finally starting to feel really summery outside. Brian Mann went for a hike near Tupper Lake, looking for spring flowers. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Elizabethtown, NY, Oct 01, 2009 — For a lot of people in the North Country, a hike in the woods wouldn't be the same without a dog. A new guidebook published this summer offers a great list of trails in the Adirondacks that are dog-friendly, along with good advice for taking your pet into the woods. Brian Mann hit the trail this week with the book's editor, Libby Treadwell, and sends this audio postcard. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 16, 2009 — The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club wraps up its first season of hikes introducing kids to mountains and trails. It's a high-tech, busy world, and organizers would like more families to move from desktop to mountaintop. Family excursions this summer included hikes along beginner mountain trails -- day trips into the outdoors with youngsters in mind. Todd Moe tagged along during a hike up Mount Arab and found families reconnecting with nature. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 27, 2009 — For nearly 20 years, volunteer Summit Stewards have greeted visitors on Adirondack mountaintops. During the hiking season they work alone or in pairs maintaining trails and keeping track of visitors. Todd Moe recently climbed Mount Arab, near Tupper Lake, with a group from the Adirondack Mountain Club. At the summit and fire tower, he talked to Eric Sammis, a SUNY-Potsdam student, who's spending five weeks on Arab as part an Environmental Studies degree. For today's "Heard up North," a summer job with a view. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2009 — Spring weather came early this year in the North Country, but there's still plenty of snow in the higher elevations of the Adirondacks. Brian Mann spent a recent weekend snow-shoeing and climbing in the mountains near Keene Valley. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2008 — Winter is still coming and going down in the valleys of the North Country, with days of rain mixed with ice and snow. But up in the high country, true winter is already locked in, turning summits into windswept, lunar landscapes. Brian Mann went trekking on Bald Peak near Elizabethtown recently with his dog Sara. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Sep 09, 2008 — With leaf-peeper season coming up, this can be a great time to spend a few hours tromping amidst natural splendor. One option is the Rideau Trail, the longest in Eastern Ontario, crossing terrain known as the Canadian Shield. It's over 180 miles long and includes field, forest, bog and lake country. This unconventional trail even runs right through towns along the way. Douglas Knapp proposed the Kingston-to-Ottawa foot trail in 1971. Amazingly, it was completed in less than a year, after a small group of university students secured a summer grant to cut and mark the way. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin spoke with two of the many volunteers who help keep the trail open today: Jim Fox and Jessie Hunter. Go to full article
May 12, 2008 — North Country Public Radio is celebrating 40 years on the air. Over the weekend, more than fifty runners and walkers gathered for a 40k/20k race at the Paul Smiths VIC north of Saranac Lake. Brian Mann signed on for what he calls his "20k speed-mosey" and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Nov 22, 2007 — A proposed new 140-mile trail will from Crown Point on the shore of Lake Champlain across the Adirondacks to Boonville. The route will tie into a 4600-mile long national trail that's now under construction. The east-west route runs all the way to North Dakota. Peter Frank is chief of the bureau of Forest Preserve Management with the Department of Environmental Conservation. He spoke with Brian Mann. Public hearings on the proposed trail will be held December 5 and 6 in Warrensburg and Boonville. Go to full article
Dec 06, 2006 — Winter has finally arrived in the North Country, bringing enough snow that ski areas have opened in the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains. Just before the snow began to fly, Brian Mann went for an Indian Summer hike in the Giant Mountain Wilderness. He sent this postcard from Bald Peak. Go to full article