Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gore and Whiteface, opening weekend: 11/26 & 11/27/2016

Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of the ski season, and after visiting family and stuffing ourselves with turkey on Thursday and Friday, we headed north to our dual home mountains, skiing Gore on Saturday and Whiteface on Sunday.

Gore Mountain, opening weekend, 11/26/2016.

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Whiteface Mountain, opening weekend, 11/27/2016.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lake Bonita, Moreau Lake State Park: 11/13/2016

Ski season is almost here, but we were able to squeeze in another short hike close to home on one of the last really nice days of late fall. Lake Bonita is a recent addition to Moreau Lake State Park, with the official trail being marked just a few months ago.

Lake Bonita, Moreau Lake State Park, Sunday 11/13/2016.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Cobble Ledge: 11/06/2016

Sunday November 6 was my birthday (39 again!), and while it would have been fun to ski on my birthday, that wasn’t in the cards for this year. Instead, we fit in a quick hike on a new (2014) trail that I’ve been wanting to check out. As a bonus, the cold front that had swept through overnight left behind a nice coating of snow to let us know that winter’s on its way.

View towards Whiteface and Esther from the Cobble Ledge lookout in Wilmington, Sunday 11/06/2016.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

2016-17 Ski Season Preview

The start of snowmaking at Gore and Whiteface means that ski season is right around the corner. Here's a link to my annual season preview article in Adirondack Almanack.



Video credit: Gore Mountain

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Catamount Mountain: 10/10/2016

Tucked away in an off-the-beaten path corner of the Adirondacks, Catamount Mountain wasn't even on my radar screen until just a few years ago. Now I've got a new favorite hike.

View of Whiteface and Esther Mountains from Catamount, Monday 10/10/2016.

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We climbed Catamount on the Monday of Columbus Day weekend and hit the jackpot with a combinaton of crisp temperatures, a cloudless blue sky and peak foliage.