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July/August 2017

Features

Painted Pony
The country’s oldest weekly rodeo isn’t out West
by Annie Stoltie
photographs by Ewan Burns

Wild Air
Six generations later, this Great Camp is still the heart of one family’s life

Fireside Gourmet
An excerpt from The New Camp Cookbook
by Linda Ly
photographs by Will Taylor

Peter Paine
The legacy of an Adirondack power broker
by Brian Mann
photographs by Ben Stechschulte

Moss Appeal
An enduring family hangout in the woods
photograph by Daesha Harris

The Jay Invitational of Clay
Three days of fine and functional art on the Ausable River
photographs by Ben Stechschulte

Posh Primitive
The easy way to rough it in Chestertown
by James M. Odato
photographs by Daesha Harris

Departments

Short Carries
Place Marks
by Annie Stoltie

North Country
Valley Brook Drive In
by Lynn Woods

Waterfront
Going Deep
by Deborah Kearns

Profile
The Long Way Home
by Joe Connelly

Special Places
Deaf Film Camp
by Amy Feiereisel

Barkeater
Love and Challah
by Jane Finkle

The Scene
Folk on the Water
by Tom Connor

For the Record
Fine’s Flimflam Man
by Amy Godine

Back Page
Gorge’s View

Cover: Piseco Lake. Photograph by Johnathan Esper

 

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