jf2017_giant_webOne Giant Year

Carl Heilman II photographs the same High Peaks view in every season

I had often considered taking on a yearlong photo project of the same location, so when Adirondack Life asked if I’d be interested, I didn’t hesitate in answering, Yes! After much thought and scouting, I chose a spot along the Giant Ridge trail that met all the criteria—Adirondack character, scenic drama, weather options, good angles of light year-round and relatively easy access. read more

  jf2017_outings_webSearching for Snow

Old roads and new acquisitions for cross-country skiing

by Elizabeth Folwell

A friend is such an avid cross-country skier that he clicks into his bindings and heads out when there is frost on the ground, just the lightest slick of ice on the grass. He swears it’s like gliding over silk, and of course it’s even more ephemeral than real snow. The season for frost skiing is, say, about an eyeblink, when you wake up and see that the yard sparkles in the early-morning sun. read more


Archived Articles

February 2010   Will Freeze for Fish Icy angling on the Chateaugay Lakes
February 2015   Frozen in Time Since 1898 Saranac Lake's elaborate ice palaces have been winter carnival showstoppers
February 2016   Double Jeopardy Two harrowing tales of winter peril
At Home in the Adirondacks 2015   The Saranac Experiment They considered themselves pioneers, wanting only to live cooperatively with the earth, to protect it and to never own it. This is their story
December 2014   Trouble in Santaland In the 1950s Santa’s Workshop caused traffic jams as thousands of families converged on Wilmington’s theme park. Is nostalgia enough to keep this landmark alive in the 21st century?
August 2013   Losing a Landmark The fate of the most photographed barn in the Adirondacks
February 2017   One Giant Year Carl Heilman II photographs the same High Peaks view in every season
February 2017   Searching for Snow Old roads and new acquisitions for cross-country skiing
February 2017   Lost on Marcy A sister finally finds peace
December 2013   Staying Alive How plants survive the harsh Adirondack winter
February 2016   Snow Days An action-packed family weekend in North Creek
December 2016   Stony Creek Inn Inside a beloved local hangout
December 2016   Aaron Mair The Sierra Club president on race in the Adirondacks and his vision for a trail to honor fallen soldiers
2016 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Boreas Ponds Off-limits for more than a century, this gateway to the High Peaks is poised to become public land
October 2016   The Smartest Lake on Earth Can technology keep Lake George pristine? BILL MCKIBBEN explores the Jefferson Project
At Home in the Adirondacks 2016   Back to the Future A time capsule from the 1964 World's Fair becomes a family camp
At Home in the Adirondacks 2016   In Good Spirits Homegrown farm distilleries take root in the Adirondacks
October 2015   Jazzing Up Lake George A free annual festival draws international talent
2015 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Johns Brook Lodge—The Last Resort This backcountry bunkhouse doubles as base camp for countless High Peaks hikes
June 2015   Smallville The rewards and responsibilities of hamlet living
February 2015   Conservation’s Dark Side Eugenics and the Adirondack Park
August 2015   Love My Neighbors Even if they have three rows of eyes and eight legs
August 2015   Small Feats How to, where to hike with kids
April 2009   Adiwheredacks? Fuzzy geography on the streets of Manhattan
2010 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Carry On A paddler ponders the St. Regis Canoe Area
August 2016   Nip Rogers The Lake Placid homecoming of an artist with a global perspective
October 2016   Anne LaBastille’s Legacy Honoring a friend's last wishes
October 2016   Abandoned Adirondacks Finding beauty in decay
2010 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Sand by Me A user's guide to North Country beaches
February 1994   A Passionate Nature The consummate art of Harold Weston