View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis mountain at sunrise.
View over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis mountain at sunrise.
A winding stream near Lake Clear as the early rays of the sun angled through the trees.
A winding stream near Lake Clear as the early rays of the sun angled through the trees.
Looking West toward the Adirondacks over Lake Champlain at sunset.
Looking West toward the Adirondacks over Lake Champlain at sunset.
Puffy clouds over Whiteface on a bright sunny day.
Puffy clouds over Whiteface on a bright sunny day.
Water Lillies and puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake.
Water Lillies and puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake.
A dead tree frames the distant mountains on the way to Bald Peak.
A dead tree frames the distant mountains on the way to Bald Peak.
A storm moving in from the West over the High Peaks from the North.
A storm moving in from the West over the High Peaks from the North.
Puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake on a beautiful summer day.
Puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake on a beautiful summer day.
A hiking path near Lake Kushaqua.
A hiking path near Lake Kushaqua.
Daisies in bloom along the West Branch of the Ausable River near Ausable Forks.
Daisies in bloom along the West Branch of the Ausable River near Ausable Forks.
Looking back from a small point of land on a friend's property near Paul Smiths. This property has been in the same family for five generations.
Looking back from a small point of land on a friend's property near Paul Smiths. This property has been in the same family for five generations.
View from the canoe/kayak launch at Franklin Falls at dusk.
View from the canoe/kayak launch at Franklin Falls at dusk.
My daughter Genna taking a break along the trail to Bald Peak and Rocky Peak Ridge.
My daughter Genna taking a break along the trail to Bald Peak and Rocky Peak Ridge.
The last rays of the sun light up some clouds over the High Peaks.
The last rays of the sun light up some clouds over the High Peaks.
The iconic view towards the McKenzie Range on the way to Saranac Lake on a cloudy early morning.
The iconic view towards the McKenzie Range on the way to Saranac Lake on a cloudy early morning.
View from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
View from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
Swimming in the deep, clear water in the Pharaoh Mountain Wilderness. There is nothing like an Adirondack lake on a hot summer day.
Swimming in the deep, clear water in the Pharaoh Mountain Wilderness. There is nothing like an Adirondack lake on a hot summer day.
Cumulus clouds over the Adirondacks from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
Cumulus clouds over the Adirondacks from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
Hiking path near Little Haystack along Lake Kushaqua on a rainy, summer day.
Hiking path near Little Haystack along Lake Kushaqua on a rainy, summer day.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain looking West over Union Falls Pond.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain looking West over Union Falls Pond.
"Solitude" - Before sunrise a lone canoeist glides across Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. He was moving so slowly through the mist that he didn't even create a wake.
"Solitude" - Before sunrise a lone canoeist glides across Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. He was moving so slowly through the mist that he didn't even create a wake.
A roaring campfire with the Milky Way in the background. Wilderness campsite on Lake Kushaqua.
A roaring campfire with the Milky Way in the background. Wilderness campsite on Lake Kushaqua.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain.
"Gods Rays" from the top of Catamount Mountain.
"Gods Rays" from the top of Catamount Mountain.
Cathy sketching on top of Hopkins Mountain.
Cathy sketching on top of Hopkins Mountain.
Sunlight filtering through the dust coming off of Floodwood Road in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
Sunlight filtering through the dust coming off of Floodwood Road in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
Sunset reflecting in the wake of my kayak.
Sunset reflecting in the wake of my kayak.
Whiteface Mountain from the top of Catamount Mountain in the early morning.
Whiteface Mountain from the top of Catamount Mountain in the early morning.
Kayaks on Lake Lila where a grand hotel sat in the late 1800s - built by William Seward Webb with an inheritance from his wife Lila Vanderbilt. Vestiges of the old hotel can still be seen.
Kayaks on Lake Lila where a grand hotel sat in the late 1800s - built by William Seward Webb with an inheritance from his wife Lila Vanderbilt. Vestiges of the old hotel can still be seen.
My campsite at dusk on Little Green Pond.
My campsite at dusk on Little Green Pond.
Pine cones on Mount Jo.
Pine cones on Mount Jo.
Roots and wildflowers.
Roots and wildflowers.
Bright green ferns nestled in the exposed roots of a birch tree.
Bright green ferns nestled in the exposed roots of a birch tree.
Forest floor.
Forest floor.
Early light over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis Mountain.
Early light over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis Mountain.
Misty inlet near Franklin Falls.
Misty inlet near Franklin Falls.
Late summer afternoon near Saranac Lake. Looking towards McKenzie Mountain and Whiteface Mountain.
Late summer afternoon near Saranac Lake. Looking towards McKenzie Mountain and Whiteface Mountain.
Kayaking in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness west of Saranac Lake.
Kayaking in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness west of Saranac Lake.
Clearing thunderstorm at sunset near Saranac Lake. It was still raining where I stood and the lightning was still active but as the sun set, the clouds broke up in the western sky.
Clearing thunderstorm at sunset near Saranac Lake. It was still raining where I stood and the lightning was still active but as the sun set, the clouds broke up in the western sky.
Looking West towards the high peaks over farmland in the Eastern foothills of the Adirondacks.
Looking West towards the high peaks over farmland in the Eastern foothills of the Adirondacks.
"The Island" at Paul Smiths VIC. I 'light-painted' the island with a powerful flashlight just after dusk as the stars were coming out.
"The Island" at Paul Smiths VIC. I 'light-painted' the island with a powerful flashlight just after dusk as the stars were coming out.
Misty banks of the pond across from my campsite.
Misty banks of the pond across from my campsite.
Heading back with my friend Gary in the late afternoon after a day of kayaking on Franklin Falls Pond.
Heading back with my friend Gary in the late afternoon after a day of kayaking on Franklin Falls Pond.
St. Regis Mountain at sunset with Lake Clear in the foreground.
St. Regis Mountain at sunset with Lake Clear in the foreground.
Sunset from my kayak on Indian Lake.
Sunset from my kayak on Indian Lake.
Whiteface Mountain (on the right) and Mount Marcy (further back on the left) at sunset from the North.
Whiteface Mountain (on the right) and Mount Marcy (further back on the left) at sunset from the North.
Open-air campsite on a warm summer night.
Open-air campsite on a warm summer night.
The Saranac River under the moonlight. A long, 3-minute exposure made the rapids look like molten silver.
The Saranac River under the moonlight. A long, 3-minute exposure made the rapids look like molten silver.
A old rusted farm vehicle in a meadow in Wilmington at sunrise. The Sentinel Range is in the background.
A old rusted farm vehicle in a meadow in Wilmington at sunrise. The Sentinel Range is in the background.
A lone tree frames a view of the high peaks from the East.
A lone tree frames a view of the high peaks from the East.
Vermont's Mount Mansfield (left) and Camel's Hump (right) as seen from farmland on the Eastern edge of the Adirondacks.
Vermont's Mount Mansfield (left) and Camel's Hump (right) as seen from farmland on the Eastern edge of the Adirondacks.
"The Tea House" at White Pine Camp. This Adirondack Great Camp was the summer white house for President Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Among his guests were future president Herbert Hoover.
"The Tea House" at White Pine Camp. This Adirondack Great Camp was the summer white house for President Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Among his guests were future president Herbert Hoover.
View from Mount Frederica of Lake Lila. Lila was the daughter of William Vanderbilt whose fortune helped build a great camp on these shores in the late 1800s. Frederica was her daughter.
View from Mount Frederica of Lake Lila. Lila was the daughter of William Vanderbilt whose fortune helped build a great camp on these shores in the late 1800s. Frederica was her daughter.
Adirondack High Peaks from the perspective of a working dairy farm in the Eastern foothills.
Adirondack High Peaks from the perspective of a working dairy farm in the Eastern foothills.
I like the broken reflection of this tree near Lower Saranac Lake. The same spot about 2 weeks later was barren looking after all the grass had died and the leaves had fallen.
I like the broken reflection of this tree near Lower Saranac Lake. The same spot about 2 weeks later was barren looking after all the grass had died and the leaves had fallen.
Canoe on a dock. Loon Lake.
Canoe on a dock. Loon Lake.
View from Spread Eagle Mountain.
View from Spread Eagle Mountain.
My friend Gary paddling across a foggy Cheney Pond during peak foliage season.
My friend Gary paddling across a foggy Cheney Pond during peak foliage season.
Half the leaves had changed on this maple tree near Paul Smiths.
Half the leaves had changed on this maple tree near Paul Smiths.
The dark green ferns set off this maple leaf in the Fall. The overcast sky and the rain provided a soft light.
The dark green ferns set off this maple leaf in the Fall. The overcast sky and the rain provided a soft light.
I spent the night on a ridge off the trail so I could do some sunrise photography. Instead I woke up to wind and thick fog.
I spent the night on a ridge off the trail so I could do some sunrise photography. Instead I woke up to wind and thick fog.
View of a dark evergreen set off against the brightly colored deciduous trees - as seen from the firetower on Mount Arab.
View of a dark evergreen set off against the brightly colored deciduous trees - as seen from the firetower on Mount Arab.
Early morning at my campsite on Poliwog Pond in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
Early morning at my campsite on Poliwog Pond in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
As the sun burned away the fog, an apparitional scene appeared as the sun's low rays lit up the receding fog. Cold morning at a campsite near Newcomb.
As the sun burned away the fog, an apparitional scene appeared as the sun's low rays lit up the receding fog. Cold morning at a campsite near Newcomb.
A winding backroad during peak foliage season.
A winding backroad during peak foliage season.
View from the ridge trail on Jay Mountain in the early Autumn.
View from the ridge trail on Jay Mountain in the early Autumn.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from my kayak on Long Lake in early October.
View from my kayak on Long Lake in early October.
Sunrise on the trail at Paul Smith's VIC. The air was cool but the water was still warm in the early Fall so the evaporating water condensed into mist in the cool air.
Sunrise on the trail at Paul Smith's VIC. The air was cool but the water was still warm in the early Fall so the evaporating water condensed into mist in the cool air.
The Moon is setting just before sunrise over a meadow as two deer look up from their breakfast.
The Moon is setting just before sunrise over a meadow as two deer look up from their breakfast.
Dappled light at my campsite on Upper Saranac Lake.
Dappled light at my campsite on Upper Saranac Lake.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The last, warm rays of the sun shine like a spotlight on a small island on Poliwog Pond.
The last, warm rays of the sun shine like a spotlight on a small island on Poliwog Pond.
First Fall colors emerge on a misty morning.
First Fall colors emerge on a misty morning.
Sunrise from my campsite in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
Sunrise from my campsite in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
View of the sun raking across the fog from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower. Getting here required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View of the sun raking across the fog from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower. Getting here required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The first rays of the sun from the top of Silver Lake Mountain. The warm water from the lakes condensed in the cool air to create mist in the valley.
The first rays of the sun from the top of Silver Lake Mountain. The warm water from the lakes condensed in the cool air to create mist in the valley.
Peak Fall colors along Route 3 on the way to Saranac Lake.
Peak Fall colors along Route 3 on the way to Saranac Lake.
The low angle of the sun created tree shadows in the fog. A scene from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower.
The low angle of the sun created tree shadows in the fog. A scene from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View of the High Peaks from the North.
View of the High Peaks from the North.
View from the bridge in Wilmington.
View from the bridge in Wilmington.
The fog finally burned off after several hours on the top of Goodnow Mountain revealing a beautiful fall day.
The fog finally burned off after several hours on the top of Goodnow Mountain revealing a beautiful fall day.
A bright yellow maple frames a scene near Loon Lake.
A bright yellow maple frames a scene near Loon Lake.
I love the way the clouds frame the reflection in this creek near Lower Saranac Lake. The sun provides an exclamation point.
I love the way the clouds frame the reflection in this creek near Lower Saranac Lake. The sun provides an exclamation point.
I got up early to get pictures at sunrise but the sky was cloudy and the fog was thick. But as the fog started to burn off, some of the sun's rays lit up the opposite shore.
I got up early to get pictures at sunrise but the sky was cloudy and the fog was thick. But as the fog started to burn off, some of the sun's rays lit up the opposite shore.
Birches at Duck Pond. I waited for the rain to break to get this shot because the Fall colors always shimmer with wet leaves and diffused light. The balance of the three trees caught my eye.
Birches at Duck Pond. I waited for the rain to break to get this shot because the Fall colors always shimmer with wet leaves and diffused light. The balance of the three trees caught my eye.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The first rays of the sun skip across the fog to spotlight the foreground trees on Goodnow Mountain.
The first rays of the sun skip across the fog to spotlight the foreground trees on Goodnow Mountain.
A couple enjoys the morning mist and the fall colors at Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.
A couple enjoys the morning mist and the fall colors at Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.
The colors this fall were spectacular. This scene was taken from my kayak on the upper Hudson River. A cloudy, wet day during peak foliage season always serves to make the colors seem more vibrant.
The colors this fall were spectacular. This scene was taken from my kayak on the upper Hudson River. A cloudy, wet day during peak foliage season always serves to make the colors seem more vibrant.
A wilderness beach near Newcomb.
A wilderness beach near Newcomb.
The low angle of the sun lit up this tree while leaving the background nice and dark.
The low angle of the sun lit up this tree while leaving the background nice and dark.
A dusting of snow and a partially frozen stream in the early winter create an intimate, but graphic landscape scene near Lake Placid.
A dusting of snow and a partially frozen stream in the early winter create an intimate, but graphic landscape scene near Lake Placid.
An early snow and a leaning pine tree near Lake Placid set off a stream as it disappears into the distant mountains.
An early snow and a leaning pine tree near Lake Placid set off a stream as it disappears into the distant mountains.
The sun peaking around the edge of this tree created a star pattern. It also created shadows in the mist over Buttermilk Falls in Winter.
The sun peaking around the edge of this tree created a star pattern. It also created shadows in the mist over Buttermilk Falls in Winter.
 A clearing snowstorm sets off a view of the Sentinel Range near Lake Placid.
A clearing snowstorm sets off a view of the Sentinel Range near Lake Placid.
Whiteface ski area from Jay Mountain
Whiteface ski area from Jay Mountain
Back country ski trail on Rand Hill. We call this section of trail "The Evergreen Cathedral".
Back country ski trail on Rand Hill. We call this section of trail "The Evergreen Cathedral".
After a thick snow fell overnight, the snow clung to the branches until the sun started to melt it away.
After a thick snow fell overnight, the snow clung to the branches until the sun started to melt it away.
A grey day after a thick snowfall creates a quiet composition on the way to Lake Placid.
A grey day after a thick snowfall creates a quiet composition on the way to Lake Placid.
The golden light of early morning reflects a frozen stream glow.
The golden light of early morning reflects a frozen stream glow.
Early Spring on Connery Pond.
Early Spring on Connery Pond.
As Cascade Lake melted in the Spring, the ice under the surface of the water took on a turquoise-green hue that set off the warm glow of the late sun on the mountains.
As Cascade Lake melted in the Spring, the ice under the surface of the water took on a turquoise-green hue that set off the warm glow of the late sun on the mountains.
I was supposed to be getting some fasting blood work done but the sunrise looked promising so I set off to the lake shore at Ausable Point. I wasn't disappointed. The blood work can wait.
I was supposed to be getting some fasting blood work done but the sunrise looked promising so I set off to the lake shore at Ausable Point. I wasn't disappointed. The blood work can wait.
"The Flume" during Spring runoff.
"The Flume" during Spring runoff.
A small cascade on the way up Baldhead Mountain.
A small cascade on the way up Baldhead Mountain.
Spring runoff creates many intimate landscapes along the aptly-named Mossy Cascade trail.
Spring runoff creates many intimate landscapes along the aptly-named Mossy Cascade trail.
Barnum Brook at Paul Smith's VIC in the Spring.
Barnum Brook at Paul Smith's VIC in the Spring.
The bottom part of this cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail almost looks like a bridal gown.
The bottom part of this cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail almost looks like a bridal gown.
A mossy cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail on the way to Hopkins Mountain.
A mossy cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail on the way to Hopkins Mountain.
"Water babbles to stone - but stone will not answer" - Tom Robbins
"Water babbles to stone - but stone will not answer" - Tom Robbins
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis mountain at sunrise.
A winding stream near Lake Clear as the early rays of the sun angled through the trees.
Looking West toward the Adirondacks over Lake Champlain at sunset.
Puffy clouds over Whiteface on a bright sunny day.
Water Lillies and puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake.
A dead tree frames the distant mountains on the way to Bald Peak.
A storm moving in from the West over the High Peaks from the North.
Puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake on a beautiful summer day.
A hiking path near Lake Kushaqua.
Daisies in bloom along the West Branch of the Ausable River near Ausable Forks.
Looking back from a small point of land on a friend's property near Paul Smiths. This property has been in the same family for five generations.
View from the canoe/kayak launch at Franklin Falls at dusk.
My daughter Genna taking a break along the trail to Bald Peak and Rocky Peak Ridge.
The last rays of the sun light up some clouds over the High Peaks.
The iconic view towards the McKenzie Range on the way to Saranac Lake on a cloudy early morning.
View from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
Swimming in the deep, clear water in the Pharaoh Mountain Wilderness. There is nothing like an Adirondack lake on a hot summer day.
Cumulus clouds over the Adirondacks from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
Hiking path near Little Haystack along Lake Kushaqua on a rainy, summer day.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain looking West over Union Falls Pond.
"Solitude" - Before sunrise a lone canoeist glides across Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. He was moving so slowly through the mist that he didn't even create a wake.
A roaring campfire with the Milky Way in the background. Wilderness campsite on Lake Kushaqua.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain.
"Gods Rays" from the top of Catamount Mountain.
Cathy sketching on top of Hopkins Mountain.
Sunlight filtering through the dust coming off of Floodwood Road in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
Sunset reflecting in the wake of my kayak.
Whiteface Mountain from the top of Catamount Mountain in the early morning.
Kayaks on Lake Lila where a grand hotel sat in the late 1800s - built by William Seward Webb with an inheritance from his wife Lila Vanderbilt. Vestiges of the old hotel can still be seen.
My campsite at dusk on Little Green Pond.
Pine cones on Mount Jo.
Roots and wildflowers.
Bright green ferns nestled in the exposed roots of a birch tree.
Forest floor.
Early light over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis Mountain.
Misty inlet near Franklin Falls.
Late summer afternoon near Saranac Lake. Looking towards McKenzie Mountain and Whiteface Mountain.
Kayaking in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness west of Saranac Lake.
Clearing thunderstorm at sunset near Saranac Lake. It was still raining where I stood and the lightning was still active but as the sun set, the clouds broke up in the western sky.
Looking West towards the high peaks over farmland in the Eastern foothills of the Adirondacks.
"The Island" at Paul Smiths VIC. I 'light-painted' the island with a powerful flashlight just after dusk as the stars were coming out.
Misty banks of the pond across from my campsite.
Heading back with my friend Gary in the late afternoon after a day of kayaking on Franklin Falls Pond.
St. Regis Mountain at sunset with Lake Clear in the foreground.
Sunset from my kayak on Indian Lake.
Whiteface Mountain (on the right) and Mount Marcy (further back on the left) at sunset from the North.
Open-air campsite on a warm summer night.
The Saranac River under the moonlight. A long, 3-minute exposure made the rapids look like molten silver.
A old rusted farm vehicle in a meadow in Wilmington at sunrise. The Sentinel Range is in the background.
A lone tree frames a view of the high peaks from the East.
Vermont's Mount Mansfield (left) and Camel's Hump (right) as seen from farmland on the Eastern edge of the Adirondacks.
"The Tea House" at White Pine Camp. This Adirondack Great Camp was the summer white house for President Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Among his guests were future president Herbert Hoover.
View from Mount Frederica of Lake Lila. Lila was the daughter of William Vanderbilt whose fortune helped build a great camp on these shores in the late 1800s. Frederica was her daughter.
Adirondack High Peaks from the perspective of a working dairy farm in the Eastern foothills.
I like the broken reflection of this tree near Lower Saranac Lake. The same spot about 2 weeks later was barren looking after all the grass had died and the leaves had fallen.
Canoe on a dock. Loon Lake.
View from Spread Eagle Mountain.
My friend Gary paddling across a foggy Cheney Pond during peak foliage season.
Half the leaves had changed on this maple tree near Paul Smiths.
The dark green ferns set off this maple leaf in the Fall. The overcast sky and the rain provided a soft light.
I spent the night on a ridge off the trail so I could do some sunrise photography. Instead I woke up to wind and thick fog.
View of a dark evergreen set off against the brightly colored deciduous trees - as seen from the firetower on Mount Arab.
Early morning at my campsite on Poliwog Pond in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
As the sun burned away the fog, an apparitional scene appeared as the sun's low rays lit up the receding fog. Cold morning at a campsite near Newcomb.
A winding backroad during peak foliage season.
View from the ridge trail on Jay Mountain in the early Autumn.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from my kayak on Long Lake in early October.
Sunrise on the trail at Paul Smith's VIC. The air was cool but the water was still warm in the early Fall so the evaporating water condensed into mist in the cool air.
The Moon is setting just before sunrise over a meadow as two deer look up from their breakfast.
Dappled light at my campsite on Upper Saranac Lake.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The last, warm rays of the sun shine like a spotlight on a small island on Poliwog Pond.
First Fall colors emerge on a misty morning.
Sunrise from my campsite in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
View of the sun raking across the fog from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower. Getting here required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The first rays of the sun from the top of Silver Lake Mountain. The warm water from the lakes condensed in the cool air to create mist in the valley.
Peak Fall colors along Route 3 on the way to Saranac Lake.
The low angle of the sun created tree shadows in the fog. A scene from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View of the High Peaks from the North.
View from the bridge in Wilmington.
The fog finally burned off after several hours on the top of Goodnow Mountain revealing a beautiful fall day.
A bright yellow maple frames a scene near Loon Lake.
I love the way the clouds frame the reflection in this creek near Lower Saranac Lake. The sun provides an exclamation point.
I got up early to get pictures at sunrise but the sky was cloudy and the fog was thick. But as the fog started to burn off, some of the sun's rays lit up the opposite shore.
Birches at Duck Pond. I waited for the rain to break to get this shot because the Fall colors always shimmer with wet leaves and diffused light. The balance of the three trees caught my eye.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The first rays of the sun skip across the fog to spotlight the foreground trees on Goodnow Mountain.
A couple enjoys the morning mist and the fall colors at Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.
The colors this fall were spectacular. This scene was taken from my kayak on the upper Hudson River. A cloudy, wet day during peak foliage season always serves to make the colors seem more vibrant.
A wilderness beach near Newcomb.
The low angle of the sun lit up this tree while leaving the background nice and dark.
A dusting of snow and a partially frozen stream in the early winter create an intimate, but graphic landscape scene near Lake Placid.
An early snow and a leaning pine tree near Lake Placid set off a stream as it disappears into the distant mountains.
The sun peaking around the edge of this tree created a star pattern. It also created shadows in the mist over Buttermilk Falls in Winter.
 A clearing snowstorm sets off a view of the Sentinel Range near Lake Placid.
Whiteface ski area from Jay Mountain
Back country ski trail on Rand Hill. We call this section of trail "The Evergreen Cathedral".
After a thick snow fell overnight, the snow clung to the branches until the sun started to melt it away.
A grey day after a thick snowfall creates a quiet composition on the way to Lake Placid.
The golden light of early morning reflects a frozen stream glow.
Early Spring on Connery Pond.
As Cascade Lake melted in the Spring, the ice under the surface of the water took on a turquoise-green hue that set off the warm glow of the late sun on the mountains.
I was supposed to be getting some fasting blood work done but the sunrise looked promising so I set off to the lake shore at Ausable Point. I wasn't disappointed. The blood work can wait.
"The Flume" during Spring runoff.
A small cascade on the way up Baldhead Mountain.
Spring runoff creates many intimate landscapes along the aptly-named Mossy Cascade trail.
Barnum Brook at Paul Smith's VIC in the Spring.
The bottom part of this cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail almost looks like a bridal gown.
A mossy cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail on the way to Hopkins Mountain.
"Water babbles to stone - but stone will not answer" - Tom Robbins
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis mountain at sunrise.
A winding stream near Lake Clear as the early rays of the sun angled through the trees.
Looking West toward the Adirondacks over Lake Champlain at sunset.
Puffy clouds over Whiteface on a bright sunny day.
Water Lillies and puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake.
A dead tree frames the distant mountains on the way to Bald Peak.
A storm moving in from the West over the High Peaks from the North.
Puffy clouds over an Adirondack lake on a beautiful summer day.
A hiking path near Lake Kushaqua.
Daisies in bloom along the West Branch of the Ausable River near Ausable Forks.
Looking back from a small point of land on a friend's property near Paul Smiths. This property has been in the same family for five generations.
View from the canoe/kayak launch at Franklin Falls at dusk.
My daughter Genna taking a break along the trail to Bald Peak and Rocky Peak Ridge.
The last rays of the sun light up some clouds over the High Peaks.
The iconic view towards the McKenzie Range on the way to Saranac Lake on a cloudy early morning.
View from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
Swimming in the deep, clear water in the Pharaoh Mountain Wilderness. There is nothing like an Adirondack lake on a hot summer day.
Cumulus clouds over the Adirondacks from Silver Lake Mountain on a hazy summer day.
Hiking path near Little Haystack along Lake Kushaqua on a rainy, summer day.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain looking West over Union Falls Pond.
"Solitude" - Before sunrise a lone canoeist glides across Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. He was moving so slowly through the mist that he didn't even create a wake.
A roaring campfire with the Milky Way in the background. Wilderness campsite on Lake Kushaqua.
Sunrise from the top of Catamount Mountain.
"Gods Rays" from the top of Catamount Mountain.
Cathy sketching on top of Hopkins Mountain.
Sunlight filtering through the dust coming off of Floodwood Road in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
Sunset reflecting in the wake of my kayak.
Whiteface Mountain from the top of Catamount Mountain in the early morning.
Kayaks on Lake Lila where a grand hotel sat in the late 1800s - built by William Seward Webb with an inheritance from his wife Lila Vanderbilt. Vestiges of the old hotel can still be seen.
My campsite at dusk on Little Green Pond.
Pine cones on Mount Jo.
Roots and wildflowers.
Bright green ferns nestled in the exposed roots of a birch tree.
Forest floor.
Early light over the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness from the top of St. Regis Mountain.
Misty inlet near Franklin Falls.
Late summer afternoon near Saranac Lake. Looking towards McKenzie Mountain and Whiteface Mountain.
Kayaking in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness west of Saranac Lake.
Clearing thunderstorm at sunset near Saranac Lake. It was still raining where I stood and the lightning was still active but as the sun set, the clouds broke up in the western sky.
Looking West towards the high peaks over farmland in the Eastern foothills of the Adirondacks.
"The Island" at Paul Smiths VIC. I 'light-painted' the island with a powerful flashlight just after dusk as the stars were coming out.
Misty banks of the pond across from my campsite.
Heading back with my friend Gary in the late afternoon after a day of kayaking on Franklin Falls Pond.
St. Regis Mountain at sunset with Lake Clear in the foreground.
Sunset from my kayak on Indian Lake.
Whiteface Mountain (on the right) and Mount Marcy (further back on the left) at sunset from the North.
Open-air campsite on a warm summer night.
The Saranac River under the moonlight. A long, 3-minute exposure made the rapids look like molten silver.
A old rusted farm vehicle in a meadow in Wilmington at sunrise. The Sentinel Range is in the background.
A lone tree frames a view of the high peaks from the East.
Vermont's Mount Mansfield (left) and Camel's Hump (right) as seen from farmland on the Eastern edge of the Adirondacks.
"The Tea House" at White Pine Camp. This Adirondack Great Camp was the summer white house for President Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Among his guests were future president Herbert Hoover.
View from Mount Frederica of Lake Lila. Lila was the daughter of William Vanderbilt whose fortune helped build a great camp on these shores in the late 1800s. Frederica was her daughter.
Adirondack High Peaks from the perspective of a working dairy farm in the Eastern foothills.
I like the broken reflection of this tree near Lower Saranac Lake. The same spot about 2 weeks later was barren looking after all the grass had died and the leaves had fallen.
Canoe on a dock. Loon Lake.
View from Spread Eagle Mountain.
My friend Gary paddling across a foggy Cheney Pond during peak foliage season.
Half the leaves had changed on this maple tree near Paul Smiths.
The dark green ferns set off this maple leaf in the Fall. The overcast sky and the rain provided a soft light.
I spent the night on a ridge off the trail so I could do some sunrise photography. Instead I woke up to wind and thick fog.
View of a dark evergreen set off against the brightly colored deciduous trees - as seen from the firetower on Mount Arab.
Early morning at my campsite on Poliwog Pond in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
As the sun burned away the fog, an apparitional scene appeared as the sun's low rays lit up the receding fog. Cold morning at a campsite near Newcomb.
A winding backroad during peak foliage season.
View from the ridge trail on Jay Mountain in the early Autumn.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View from my kayak on Long Lake in early October.
Sunrise on the trail at Paul Smith's VIC. The air was cool but the water was still warm in the early Fall so the evaporating water condensed into mist in the cool air.
The Moon is setting just before sunrise over a meadow as two deer look up from their breakfast.
Dappled light at my campsite on Upper Saranac Lake.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The last, warm rays of the sun shine like a spotlight on a small island on Poliwog Pond.
First Fall colors emerge on a misty morning.
Sunrise from my campsite in the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness.
View of the sun raking across the fog from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower. Getting here required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The first rays of the sun from the top of Silver Lake Mountain. The warm water from the lakes condensed in the cool air to create mist in the valley.
Peak Fall colors along Route 3 on the way to Saranac Lake.
The low angle of the sun created tree shadows in the fog. A scene from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
View of the High Peaks from the North.
View from the bridge in Wilmington.
The fog finally burned off after several hours on the top of Goodnow Mountain revealing a beautiful fall day.
A bright yellow maple frames a scene near Loon Lake.
I love the way the clouds frame the reflection in this creek near Lower Saranac Lake. The sun provides an exclamation point.
I got up early to get pictures at sunrise but the sky was cloudy and the fog was thick. But as the fog started to burn off, some of the sun's rays lit up the opposite shore.
Birches at Duck Pond. I waited for the rain to break to get this shot because the Fall colors always shimmer with wet leaves and diffused light. The balance of the three trees caught my eye.
View from the Goodnow Mountain fire tower at peak foliage season. Getting here for sunrise required paddling across Cheney Pond from my campsite, through that thick fog - by compass (in the dark).
The first rays of the sun skip across the fog to spotlight the foreground trees on Goodnow Mountain.
A couple enjoys the morning mist and the fall colors at Heart Lake in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.
The colors this fall were spectacular. This scene was taken from my kayak on the upper Hudson River. A cloudy, wet day during peak foliage season always serves to make the colors seem more vibrant.
A wilderness beach near Newcomb.
The low angle of the sun lit up this tree while leaving the background nice and dark.
A dusting of snow and a partially frozen stream in the early winter create an intimate, but graphic landscape scene near Lake Placid.
An early snow and a leaning pine tree near Lake Placid set off a stream as it disappears into the distant mountains.
The sun peaking around the edge of this tree created a star pattern. It also created shadows in the mist over Buttermilk Falls in Winter.
A clearing snowstorm sets off a view of the Sentinel Range near Lake Placid.
Whiteface ski area from Jay Mountain
Back country ski trail on Rand Hill. We call this section of trail "The Evergreen Cathedral".
After a thick snow fell overnight, the snow clung to the branches until the sun started to melt it away.
A grey day after a thick snowfall creates a quiet composition on the way to Lake Placid.
The golden light of early morning reflects a frozen stream glow.
Early Spring on Connery Pond.
As Cascade Lake melted in the Spring, the ice under the surface of the water took on a turquoise-green hue that set off the warm glow of the late sun on the mountains.
I was supposed to be getting some fasting blood work done but the sunrise looked promising so I set off to the lake shore at Ausable Point. I wasn't disappointed. The blood work can wait.
"The Flume" during Spring runoff.
A small cascade on the way up Baldhead Mountain.
Spring runoff creates many intimate landscapes along the aptly-named Mossy Cascade trail.
Barnum Brook at Paul Smith's VIC in the Spring.
The bottom part of this cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail almost looks like a bridal gown.
A mossy cascade along the Mossy Cascade trail on the way to Hopkins Mountain.
"Water babbles to stone - but stone will not answer" - Tom Robbins
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