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2017 Annual Guide
to the Great Outdoors

Features

High Drama
The epic journey to OK Slip Falls
by Mary Thill

All the Wrong Moves
Two brothers, 11 peaks and a whopper of an adventure
illustrations by Mark Wilson

The Hub
Bikes, beer and bites in Brant Lake

The Power of Place
Paul Jamieson’s 1975 Adirondack
Canoe Waters set the standard for lyrical, precise prose in regional guidebooks. A collection of never-before-published notes reveals his early impressions of some of his favorite places
photographs by Johnathan Esper

Trips of a Lifetime
The hiking stories and photographs of Francis Bayle

The Full Range
Hiking, swimming and killer views—this Lake George trek has it all
by David Thomas-Train
photographs by Jamie West Mcgiver

Departments

Viewpoint
Pay to Play

Skills
White-Water Olympics

Trail Mix
Patch Work

Fishing
Reel Time

Wildlife
Wing Span

Hiking 
The Chester Challenge

Camping
Family Style

Journeys
Come Back Story

Barkeater
Baby Steps

Climbing
Rock Album

Back Page
Dog Pack

Cover: Lake George’s Northwest Bay. Photograph by Jamie West Mcgiver

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Features

Best of the Adirondacks
Winners of our readers’ choice awards

Seeds of Revival
How a wave of new farmers is transforming Essex County towns
by Lisa Bramen
photographs by Lisa J. Godfrey

The River Jordan
Exploring the storied wilderness waterway of the northern Adirondacks
photographs by Johnathan Esper

Wildcrafted Cocktails
Forage your way to delicious drinks
by Ellen Zachos
photographs by keller+keller photography

Hidden Heritage
History books say that Native Americans didn’t live in the Adirondack uplands.
New evidence dating 
back 13,000 years reveals that they are wrong
by Curt Stager

Departments

Short Carries
Packaging the Park
by Annie Stoltie

Working
Raquette Lake Navigation Co.
by David Sommerstein

Profile
Death of Cody
by Christopher Shaw

Special Places
Links to the Past
by Michael Dedivitis

Yesteryears
Star Struck
by Jim Hutt

Back Page
Name that Bloom
photographs by Linda Benzon

Cover: Sugar House Creamery’s Brown Swiss cows in Upper Jay. Photograph by Lisa J. Godfrey