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Inside the Lively World of Competitive Stone Skimming | Outside online, Fall 2016

Each fall, the world’s greatest stone skimmers gather on a small Scottish island to try and outgun one another. More

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Steppin’ the Adirondacks | Mountain online, Summer 2016

Backpacking with parents and a pup in New York’s highest peaks. More

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Slide Science | Simply Lake Placid, Summer 2016

Hiker said to the mountain: “Hey, where’d you get that scar?” More

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Camping 101 | Simply Lake Placid, Summer 2016

How to sleep outside in the High Peaks and Northern Adirondacks—and love it. More

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Take a Walk | Simply Lake Placid, Summer 2016

5 Favorite Day Hikes in the High Peaks. More

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There Will Be Pie… | Simply Lake Placid, Summer 2016

Swing by Keene Valley’s Noon Mark Diner for a slice of Adirondack lore. More

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MPOWERD | Mountain online, Spring 2016

Eradicating energy poverty one Luci light at a time. More

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Defying the Niño | Mountain online, Winter 2016

Even in a lousy snow year, Eastern skiers find the goods. More

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Time Tested Gear: Dalbello Avanti 120 | Mountain online, Winter 2016

Built to handle the whole mountain with precision and power, the Avanti is available in just about every flex you could need. The 120 is optimal for both versatility and comfort. More

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The Green Mountain Traverse | Mountain magazine, Deep Winter 2016

Three days on Vermont’s Catamount Trail, a 300-mile cross-country ski route. More

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West Hill House B&B | Mountain magazine, Deep Winter 2016

West Hill House B&B is an 1850s farmhouse turned eco B&B. Solar powers everything, including the Jacuzzi tubs in the nine guest rooms. In a region stacked with country B&Bs, the property earns top marks for its attention to detail; In the afternoon, heated mugs wait next to fresh-baked cookies. More

 

 

 

 

ReFleece | Mountain magazine, Early Winter 2015

Fabricating modish gadget sleeves, tech cases, and travel bags from ragged used fleece and rain shells. More

 

 

 

 

The Lodge at Jackson Village | Mountain magazine, Early Winter 2015

Tucked away in the chainstore-free town of Jackson, population 1,000, The Lodge offers bed and breakfast charm—afternoon tea, homemade maple bread pudding, and pastel decor—on a larger scale. More

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Micro-Adventuring | Mountain online, Fall 2015

The fastest way from my home, in Plattsburgh, New York, to northern Maine, is via Canada. The border crossing, flanked by towering silhouetted pines, is easy enough, but when the border patrol officer returns my passport, he issues a warning: “Watch out for moose.” His heartfelt advice doubles as a stoic Maine welcome. So do the next 46 miles of my journey to the Flagstaff Hut—20 by paved curves, 23 by dirt, and the final two by foot. More

 

 

 

 

Fishing with the Reverend on Wyoming’s North Platte River | Mountain online, Fall 2015

Penetrating sun. Murky water. Hunkered trout. The older brother has lost yet another fish from his elaborate crawdad-imitation, and his incredulous guffaws are reverberating from the 20-foot cliffs that line Wyoming’s North Platte River. A moment later the younger brother brags, his spinning rod dancing, “I think I caught your fish.” More

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Slacklining is not a Crime | Mountain online, Fall 2015

Except when it is. Here’s how to stay out of trouble. More

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Mill Hill Inn | Mountain magazine, Summer 2015

This former New Hampshire barn was disassembled and floated down the Androscoggin River to Bethel nearly 200 years ago. Now equipped with eco-friendly updates like solar panels and a biomass-fueled boiler for heat, the Mill Hill Inn offers four rooms and two suites, breakfast each morning, and Adirondack chairs under a towering red maple in the front yard. More

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The East Coast’s Beastly Winter | Mountain online, Spring 2015

Record snowfall stretches ski season into spring. More

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Look East, Skiers | Mountain online, Winter 2015

Snow piles up at ski resorts from New York to Maine, with more in the forecast. More

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Green Mountain Inn | Mountain magazine, Winter 2015

Long a Stowe centerpiece, the Green Mountain Inn was first a dance hall, then a train station. With 43 rooms and 12 suites, apartments, and townhouses, it’s now a village within a village. The Inn sits on Main Street, flanked by the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. More

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Fighting for the Backcountry | Mountain online, Winter 2014

Grassroots groups in New York and Vermont establish backcountry ski trails on public lands. More

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Nor’easter Powder  | Mountain online, Winter 2014

A three-day storm blankets East Coast resorts. More

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Old St. Francis School | Mountain magazine, Summer 2014

This one-time Catholic school was reborn in 2000, when it became an eastern outpost of the McMenamins enterprise, an archipelago of historic buildings turned into eclectic hotels, music venues, and brewpubs throughout Oregon and Washington. The Bend property, with 19 guest rooms adorned with original artwork and four cottages, sits 30 minutes from climbing at Smith Rock and skiing at Mt. Bachelor. More

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Jay Village Inn | Mountain magazine, Winter 2014

This converted farmhouse with 15 guest rooms plays a central role in Jay, a town of about 500. The ski resort’s tram and waterpark sit five miles away. The Inn’s fireside bar and restaurant are the reason the parking lot fills up on Saturday nights. Patriots fans bump up the energy on Sundays. More

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Calling All Barkeaters | Mountain magazine, Early Winter 2013

Eastern resorts expand gladed terrain. More

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