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July/August 2016

Features

Backcountry Passage
A peaceful paddle along the Middle Branch of the St. Regis River
photographs by Johnathan Esper

Hay Days
A ride through the Adirondack dude ranch scene
text and photographs by Dick Williams

The Hole Story
A donut lover’s trail guide
photographs by Nancie Battaglia

Nip Rogers
The Lake Placid homecoming of an artist with a global perspective
by Elizabeth Folwell

Independence Day
Fourth of July around Lake George
photographs by Veronica Spann

Going Wild
Into the woods with the pioneers of Adirondack camping—an excerpt from
Dan White’s new book, Under the Stars

Departments

Short Carries
Why They Stay

Yesteryears
Einstein at Play

Profile
Life of Guy

North Country
Comet Camp

Barkeater
Mayhem on Middle Saranac

Style
Guideboat Co.

Wildlife
Ratbirds

The Arts
Caroga Lake Music Festival

For the Record
The Other Durant

 

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Boreas Ponds
Off-limits for more than a century, this gateway to the High Peaks is poised to become public land
by Elizabeth Folwell
photographs by Carl Heilman II

Wise Guys
A who’s who of Adirondack owls
photographs by Eric Dresser and Jeff Nadler

Three Days in the Santanonis
What happens when a father brings his boys on one of the toughest treks in the High Peaks
by Brian Castner

View Points
Savoring the scenery
photographs by Linked Ring Photography

Cycle Adirondacks
A week-long bike tour showcases our region’s back roads, breathtaking vistas and small-town hospitality
by Brandon del Pozo

Drawn to the Mountains
A teenage 46er captures the landscapes he loves in pen and ink

Departments

Editor’s Note
An Adventure Guide

Library
Ivy League

Beer
Something Brewing

Trail Mix
Merit Badges

Climbing
New Highs

Wildlife
Rattled

Paddling
Moose River Ramble

Yoga
Mountain Poses

Foraging
Take Your Pick

Barkeater
The Isabel-6

Cover: Indian Head. Photograph by Dan Kennedy/Linked Ring Photography