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Letchworth State Park: Finger Lakes Trail at The Grand Canyon of the East

The Letchworth section of the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) is a spur trail running along the entire eastern side of Letchworth State Park. Dubbed “The Grand Canyon of the East”, the park has a gorge cutting through it which rises close to 550’ deep in places and is end capped by Mt Morris Dam at …

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Book Review: Among the Cloud Splitters: Place Names of High Peaks Wilderness Area

The Adirondack High Peaks region in New York State is riddled with history.  In fact, Theodore Roosevelt was on the summit of Mount Marcy when he learned he needed to come to Buffalo, NY to become president in the wake of President McKinley’s assassination and death.  But do you know why it is called Mount …

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Book Review: Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains

On the surface, “Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains” by Erik Schlimmer, is a beautiful coffee table book full amazing photographs of nature. My wife’s first reaction was “This is gorgeous!”  If you quickly thumb through the pages, you will see things you might expect like mountains, wildflowers, streams, lakes and birds.  But to really …

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Book Review: Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

Brian Castner, the author of “Disappointment River“, is a fellow whitewater raft guide in Western New York. I have never known an author (in real life) or have read a book written by a friend until I met Brian. The closest has been a book written by a professor I was forced to buy. Reading …

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