Review: Katabatic Flex 15F

Backpacking in the snow takes a certain kind of crazy. You have to be willing to carry more and suffer more. The reward is being able to venture farther from the trailhead and waking up in a wilderness most people … Continue reading

Gear Review: GSI Outdoors Wine Glass Gift Set


I love roughing it in the woods, but sometimes it’s nice to bring along some luxury as well.  Prior to getting a Wine Glass Gift Set, my experiences with wine in the woods were pretty mediocre.  I had taken bottled … Continue reading

“I Thought You Were a Ghost” – A Late Fall Hike of the Northville-Placid Trail

Bridge over the West Branch Sacandaga River

I’d heard a lot of warnings about hiking the Northville-Placid Trail (NPT) in the fall. The stream crossings would be difficult and cold. I imagined myself wading knee-deep through rivers. Hunting season would be in full-swing. My boss, an Adirondacker, … Continue reading