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Entries from August 27th, 2009

Northern Adirondacks – Early Fall Foliage

August 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Adirondack Life

No shortage of inquiries about Adirondack Fall foliage lately. Here’s another list like last year’s, this time with inexpensive and family-friendly places worth visiting in the Northern Adirondacks.

Last night hit 34 degrees in Saranac Lake and we still have days to go in August. Most people aren’t into “foliage-mode” until October, but here in the Northern Adirondacks things happen early. This means we get leaf change as early as mid-September. For sure at the higher elevations.

So if you’re looking for Autumn leaves early, here are some places I recommend. Bring the entire gang, because the only big cost is getting there. Here’s the list:

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Travel SEO, Website Features, and Promotion

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Travel SEO, Website Features, and Promotion · Destination Marketing

The Adirondacks - Our Great National PlaygroundI put together the following outline which would be my considered “bare minimum” for a comprehensive destination-marketing online program. While this may apply to a theoretical “Adirondack” program, it can easily be adjusted to work for any destination or brand. Obviously, each item is worthy of long discussion and debate. Would love to hear your opinion, and any items which I may have omitted.

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Debar Mountain

August 12th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Adirondack Life

“Debar Mountain, a savage looking peak…”

Eh, it’s really not that savage, rather nice actually. We had never done this climb and thought it would make an easy weekend overnight trip. I don’t really like to do the High Peaks during Summer because I have a slight allergy to people when I head into the woods. This one is off the beaten path and definitely sees less traffic. Probably, the day-use fee also deters folks as most of the people we saw were staying in the campground.

From the Meacham Lake Campground trailhead, it is 3.7 miles to the summit. Just before the really steep final ascent, there is a rather worn Lean-to where we spent the night.

Here is Verplanck Colvin’s account of his climb October 30, 1877:

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