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July/August 2014

Features

Going with the Flow
Reconnecting with family on a Bog River getaway
text and photographs by Veronica Spann

Ironman
A day of reckoning for 3,000 athletes and 4,000 volunteers. An 11-million-dollar boost for the local economy.
A months-long saga that divides the community—those who love the hoopla and others sick of the hassle.
Luke Cyphers
reports on the biggest athletic event in our region
photographs by Nancie Battaglia

Classic Watercraft
With his 1960s Hasselblad, Michael Kahn photographs timeless Adirondack lakescapes

Tim Fortune
Nature goes big-time at the brush of this Saranac Lake watercolorist
by Lisa Bramen

The Vagabonds 
Ford, Firestone, Edison and Burroughs and the birth of Adirondack car-camping
by Elizabeth Folwell

The Sound of Sunken Treasure  
A Schroon Lake luthier salvages spruce for one-of-a-kind guitars
by Ned P. Rauch
photographs by Laura Carbone

Departments

Short Carries
Heart of Parkness

Barkeater
Campfire Stories

Streetwise
Port Henry

Profile
Speculator’s Star Chef

Roots 
This is My Mountain

Special Places
Mountainside Library

Preservation 
Fessy’s Footage

Adirondack Made
Pet Project

Our Towns
Swastika

2014 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors

Features

Stillwater Runs Deep
Dam fine paddling on a wilderness
reservoir
by Elizabeth Folwell
photographs by Nancie Battaglia

Good, Dirty Fun
At Big Tupper’s Warrior Run it’s up,
down, over and under to the finish line
by Christian Woodard

photographs by Nancie Battaglia

Ausable Chasm
For 144 years sightseers have flocked to this stunning natural wonder.
More than carved sandstone, a rushing river and a boat ride,
he gorge helped put the Adirondacks on the map. It was the destination and it still is
by Annie Stoltie

photographs by Kyle Ford

Easy Viewing
Not everyone has the time, ability or inclination to scale a peak.
One longtime Adirondack explorer offers his favorite no-sweat vistas
by Roger Sheffer

photographs by Mark Bowie

On the Rocks
A guide to Adirondack bouldering
by Justin Sanford
photographs by Aaron Hobson

Departments

Barkeater
A Place in Time

Hiking
The Great Derangement

Camping
Lakeside Lodging

Food
Picnics in the Park

Yesteryears
Map Quest

Columns

Editor’s Note
Geared Up

Trail Mix
Shocking Facts

Postscript
Marcy Dam Memories

COVER: Lake George, looking north to the Narrows. Photograph by Carl Heilman II

 

 

 

 

 

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