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Adirondack Adventures is the official publication of Adirondack Wilderness Adventures, Incorporated. This magazine educates the reader about life in the Adirondacks. The magazine comes with colorful pictures.

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  • Check out Fort Ticonderoga. p.10 $3.00

    Adirondack Sept/Oct 2011

    Adventures Recipe for Bark Eater Morning Glory Muffins This Issues Photo - Fishing in Ice Water Issue Hero - All 46ers.

  • Released this summer by the Adirondack Wilderness Foundation.

    All money is donated to help the Adirondack environment.

    The book mentions in great depth their personal list of the Adirondack National Parks Natural and Man Made Wonders. This book delves into AuSable Chasm, the North Pole, Santas Workshop, and many other wonderful places.

    Read the Book!

    www.adirondackwildernessfoundation.org

    e-mail: adwildfoundation@aol.com

  • Contents >>>>

    3 ADVENTURES Sept/Oct 2011

    September/October 2011

    FEATURES

    Box 46 - Our Fan Mail Page 5 This section is for reader mail. Editors Note - Welcome Page 6 Family Matters Go Outside Now Page 7 The childhood that my friends and I experienced was very different than what most children are experiencing today. Places to Visit Fort Ti Page 10 Visit Fort Ticonderoga and take a journey back in time to an 18th- century fort. Boating - Boat Plans Page 13 There are quite few of you who tried building their own boat. Camping - Essential Equipment Page 15 Forgetting an essential piece of camping gear can lead to a miserable and even disastrous camping trip. Fishing Day on Lake Champlain Page 17 Dining Deers Head Inn Page 18 Recipes Bark Eater Muffins Page 19 Originally a stagecoach stop, the Bark Eater has been a rest stop for guests for more than 150 years. Photo Fishing in Ice Water Page 20 Environmentalism Recycling Page 21 Have you ever heard the expression go green? The average American generates four pounds of solid trash per day. Learning by Doing Bird Feeder Page 22 Birdfeeders are fun to make and are essential in order for birds to live. Adirondack Hero All 46ers Page 25 This Genesis issue dedicates the status of hero to all of those rugged individuals who in the past climbed all 46 high peaks. Reading Recommendations Page 26 Closing Humor Page 27 Upcoming Adirondack Events Page 29 Readers Photos Page 31

  • ADIRONDACK ADVENTURES

    PUBLISHING TEAM

    Creative Art: Virginia Hewitt Circulation: James Hewitt, Jennifer Tower and Evelyn Ano Controller: William Rutz

    EDITORIAL

    Editor: James Hewitt Assistant Editor: Jen Tower Contributors: Alicia Trapasso, Bill Rutz, Cornelius Baker, David Fox, Dr. Carl R. Crego, Greg Pilson, John Hewitt, Leon Panjtar, Seamus Hewitt, Virginia Hewitt. 4 ADVENTURES Sept/Oct 2011

    ADVERTISING Advertising Sales: William Rutz Advertising Art: Virginia Hewitt Rates: Classified is $10 an issue. Business Card is $25 per issue Quarter Page is $50 an Issue Half Page is $100 an issue. Full page is $150 an issue. Special rates apply for not for profit companies. Please e-mail for rate quote. Office Number: 518.578.2586 E-mail: adiradventures@aol.com Adirondack Adventures produces six bi-monthly issues each year and is published by Adirondack Adventures, Inc., PO Box 61 Schuyler Falls, NY 12985. Subscription: Write to Adirondack Adventures, Attention Subscription Services, PO Box 61, Schuyler Falls, NY 12985. Subscription rate: $18 for one year, payable by check or via PayPal.com. CONTRIBUTORS: Send material in a legal sized self-addressed envelope to: Adirondack Adventures, PO Box 61, Schuyler Falls, NY 12901. Materials will NOT be returned.

  • Box 46 >> This section is designated for reader mail. All mail will be edited for proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

    You may wonder why we chose to use the number 46. It is quite simple. There are 46 high peaks in the Adirondack Park. The name Adirondack High Peaks is the term given to 46 mountain peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. All 46 peaks were originally believed to be higher than 4,000 feet.

    Picture Courtesy of Corey Baker Modernized surveying has shown that four of the peaks are actually under 4,000 high. Please refrain from sending rude, foul, or cruel mail. If we deem it to be in poor taste, it will not be published. 5 ADVENTURES Sept/Oct 2011

    All mail sent will become the property of Adirondack Adventures magazine and will not be returned. Adirondack Adventures welcomes the views of its readers. We will attempt to publish as many letters in each addition of the magazine in our Box 46 space. Letters may be either snail mailed to PO Box 61, Schuyler Falls, NY 12901 or via e-mail to: adiradventures@aol.com

    Adirondack Fun Facts The Adirondack Park is larger than any of the seven smallest states in the United States. There's no marked boundary to the park, no "entrance gate" and no admission fee. The highest Adirondack Mountain is Mount Marcy at 5,344 feet high. The Adirondack Park is larger than the Everglades, Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon parks combined. Essex County, located in the Adirondack Park, contains the greatest number of waterfalls in the State of New York. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" - Henry David Thoreau

  • The Editors Note: Welcome to our inaugural issue, which I have dubbed amongst my peers as the Genesis edition. Genesis is defined by dictionary.com as; an origin, creation, or beginning. I hope you enjoy our beginning edition. I am a transplant to the Adirondack region. I was raised on Long Island and then moved to a small town in Westchester County, called Goldens Bridge. The Adirondacks are truly Gods nature preserve.

    Boy Scout Entrance Sign in Brandt Lake

    I first came up here as a child to a Boy Scout camp in Brandt Lake. It is called, The Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. I fell in love with the region. When it was time for me to apply to colleges, I decided to come back to this beautiful area with such friendly people. I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. - Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford When my wife, Virginia told me she was pregnant and I knew that it was time to raise a family, I could think of no finer a place to raise my family than in the Adirondacks. 6 ADVENTURES Sept/Oct 2011

    Sunset on Lake Champlain

    Photo Courtesy Alicia Trapasso Friends, family, and many others have asked me, why I would choose to live upstate New York in the Adirondack Mountains. They ask if I miss the cultural diversity of a large city. My answer is quite simple. The Adirondacks are an immense wild area of blue and green space in which to relax, play, and plot many fun filled family adventures. I am surrounded by diversity. I thank you for reading Adirondack Adventures and hope to hear from you in the future. Reader mail and feedback is always appreciated, welcome, and enjoyed.

    Hope you enjoy the reading, Jim Hewitt

    No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being - Ansel Adams

  • Family Matters

    Go Outside Now! This article has been written and published with permission of the Author, Scott Hurlburt. The childhood that my friends and I experienced was very different than what most children are experiencing today. The very nature of childhood has been transformed, principally, and there is very little nature in it. Today, children have devices like I-phones or I-pods that can store thousands of songs. In my day, you could carry around a little transistor radio with an earplug and there were only a handful of FM stations. Many of us did not have cable TV; instead we had an antenna that would deliver three fuzzy channels.

    Feeding the Ducks

    In my childhood we could go to an arcade to plan pinball or pool, there werent any exotic games until Pong. Pong was considered a high tech game for its day. Players would sit across from each other around what looked like a stovetop range, the kind you see 7 ADVENTURES Sept/Oct 2011

    in a kitchen Island. Each player would have a knob to turn that would then move a small greenish line of the screen. This line would strike what appeared to be a tennis ball back and forth while simultaneously making a blip sound.

    Picture Courtesy of Washington Crossing Historic

    Park

    It is a small wonder that we survived in a time that was so barren and lacking in technology. We survived by reading books, listening to records on a record player and going outside. I can still here my mothers booming voice, you are either inside or outside. I knew that my mother was speaking in code and that being inside meant that she had a list of chores for me. During the summer my friends and me were almost always outside and often on the move. We often rode our bicycles or walked where we needed to go. Our parents did not transport us around

    much in those days. In fact, my daughter laughed at the idea that we used to ride in the car sometimes just to take a ride, like it was entertainment. We swam in the river or lake almost every day during the summer; we fished there and sometimes made a fire and stayed overnight by the waters edge. Our parents did not worry about us, we were raised to be independent and to make well reasoned decisions. Well, at least our parents were right about the independent part, we often made very irrational decisions and engaged in activities that were very dangerous. I will leave this topic for another article. Children have largely withdrawn fro