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"Mustard Field", Jacqueline Altman
"Mustard Field", Jacqueline Altman

Preview: "Mountains and Things" at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake

Adirondack artist Jacqueline Altman shares her love of watercolors and mountains in a new exhibit in Saranac Lake this month. The solo show, "Mountains and Things", continues through July 29. Todd Moe talks with her about favorite mountain views and spending a lot of time outdoors this summer with a paint brush, canvas and new tools.  Go to full article

Book review: "Peak Experiences"

The mountains of the northeast attract hikers to their rocky summits. What happens, though, when something goes wrong? Carol Stone White collected over 50 essays in her new book, Peak Experiences - Danger, Death, and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast. Betsy Kepes as this review.  Go to full article
Eric Sammis talks with NCPR's Todd Moe on the summit of Mount Arab.
Eric Sammis talks with NCPR's Todd Moe on the summit of Mount Arab.

Heard Up North: a summer job with a view

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
That big blank spot on the map?  That's where we live...
That big blank spot on the map? That's where we live...

Filling in the blanks of a wild, unsettled country

A new exhibit this summer at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake traces the first efforts to map and survey the Adirondack Mountains. "A Wild, Unsettled Country" uses maps, prints and paintings to capture a sense of the first European exploration of the region. Brian Mann spoke with curator Laura Rice.  Go to full article

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