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2016 Annual Guide to
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Features

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

May/June 2016
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Features

A Beauty so Rare
Survivors of the last Ice Age, our alpine flowers face a new threat
text and photographs by Brendan Wiltse

The Best of the Adirondacks
Adirondack Life’s readers’ choice awards

Vanishing Acts
The quintessential symbols of our region

The Legacy of Fire
Some Adirondack creatures are gone forever. Others are back. The stories behind the rise and fall of our moose, elk, wolf, panther, beaver and lynx
by Elizabeth Folwell
illustration by Janice Kun

The Other Lake George
Capturing real life in a tourist town
text and photographs by Adam Putnam

UpRiver Cafe
A charming and delicious destination on the Hudson
by Elizabeth Folwell
photographs by Daesha Harris

Departments

Short Carries
A Piece of the Park
by Annie Stoltie

Northern Lights
Reading Between the Blue Line

Profile
Steven Kellogg
by Lisa Foderaro

Streetwise
Northville

Barkeater
Owl on the Line
by Harry Fine

Yesteryears
Adirondack Intermezzo
by Ann Breen Metcalfe

North Country
Once Bitten
by Kyle M. Page

Inside & Out
Calendar of events

Back Page
Adirondack Pastoral
photograph by Lisa J. Godfrey

Cover: Deer’s hair sedge on Algonquin peak
photograph by Brendan Wiltse