Adirondack Explorer

For love of wild country

Love brought Diane Fish to the Adirondacks.

Although she was raised nearby in Bennington, Vermont, and Williamstown, Massachusetts, she didn’t know about the Adirondacks until she started dating her future husband, Peter, who spent summers in the park.

“I’ll never forget taking the Trailways bus through Cascade Pass and seeing it for the first time,” she says of arriving in 1981.

The Fishes raised their two children in the Adirondacks and “spend every spare moment” outside skiing, hiking, paddling and biking.

From the 1980s to the

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Daybreak On The Mountain
Hiking through the pitch-black forest, I noticed the dirt trail had disappeared and leaves covered the forest floor beneath me. Had I lost the trail? I raised my headlamp and lit up the trees around me. I was only a few feet off the path, so I got ba
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Mirthful Messages
They’ve talked about bigfoot and quicksand, John Brown and the moon landing, national parks and national trails. In wide-ranging discussions punctuated with raucous laughter and frequent profanity, the Foot Stuff Podcast crew delves deep into wildern