Monday, November 22, 2010

We're on

For those of you who have tried to find our Northern NY trail guidebooks on Amazon, we have good news from our friends at Footprint Press. Seems they now have an Amazon store. And, they are carrying both the 1000 Islands books and the Lake George/Saratoga books. Simply go to and search for Hiking Saratoga Springs or Kayaking 1000 Islands or any other combo of hiking, biking, kayaking, wildlife viewing for locations in 1000 Islands, Lake George or Saratoga. Or, just go to for more direct access and a human being. If all else fails, I'm always here at or 386-956-6089 (afternoons and evenings.) I'll get you what you need for stocking stuffers this year. :-)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Snowshoeing in the Lake George, NY Region

It's that time of year. Either HATE winter or enjoy it. If you plan ahead, we'll help you with the latter. We provide you with 25 Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing areas in the Lake George, NY Region in our book. Written in 2007, it is still up-to-date with the best winter recreation areas of the region. Most are free! So, JOIN winter, don't HATE it! This book is available at most EMS stores in the area or through

Thanks for your interest.

Monday, November 8, 2010

ADK Firetower Challenge - 2011

Okay, we finished our 450 mile Erie Canal bicycle trip in 2010. So what's next?

It's the ADK Firetower Challenge for 2011. And we've already started it. To complete it we need to climb 18 of the 23 Fire tower mountains in the Adirondacks; and all five of the Catskill Mtn firetowers. As of this date we have climbed four of them. Hadley, Black, Spruce and Kane in the fall of 2010. We'll try for Woodhull Mtn with mtn bikes and hiking on Dec 11th if the weather is decent. Then we'll start again in the spring. If you have any interest in joining us on Dec 11th or for any of the spring and summer outimgs, e-mail me at: We only hike afternoons and evenings as a rule, but would be glad to have the company. We'll start running a formal Blog on our trek after the first of the year, just like we did for the Erie Canal trek. Check back then.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Upcoming Chronicle Book Fair - Nov 7, 11-4 pm

Perhaps 150 other authors will be there with us. Mike will be there early. I'll get there around 1 ish. We'll sign and sell our Lake George and Saratoga trail guides for hiking, biking, kayaking, and all the other local books we have written. Plan your Christmas shopping for friends and relatives around it. It will be held at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Hope you will join us.