Sit back, relax, and discover the Adirondacks with us at Northwood Cabins. Located one mile east of Tupper Lake on Route 30 we are  your gateway to the Western High Peaks.  Enjoy the fresh Adirondack breezes from your own front porch or a peaceful early morning paddle from one of the many boat launches located near us.

Our Adirondack cabins provide a nostalgic experience with all the modern amenities.  The  cabins sleep 2-4 people, have their own private bathroom and all linens are provided.  Also all of our cabins  are equipped with AC/heat, refrigerators,  flat screen TV’s with cable  and have wifi access. Two cabins offer full kitchens and a separate bedroom.

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15 hours ago

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"It's a major award"

There has been an explosion of new hiking challenges in the last couple of years, Tupper Lake Triad, Saranac Lake 6er, Lake Placid 9'er to name just a few. Certainly enough to keep us busy for years to come after completing the old stand by such as the 46 High Peaks, NPT, CL50, Fire Tower Challenge.

But there is one challenge that serves to tie all the others together:

"...One R̶i̶n̶g̶ Hiking Challenge to rule them all, One R̶i̶n̶g̶ Hiking Challenge to find them, One R̶i̶n̶g̶ Hiking Challenge to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."

The Adirondack Quest

"The Adirondack Quest is sponsored by the Genesee Valley Chapter which provides a recognition in the form of the attractive patch shown above and a certificate for individuals who make 50 total day trips to the areas and include at least 15 of the wilderness areas and at least 15 of the major wild forests areas with no more than 2 trips to the same area. There are no criteria on miles hiked, hours that constitute a day, overnight camping, etc. Activities such as hiking, back-packing, canoeing, bird watching, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing are all acceptable means of spending the day in the area. "

We figured it would just be a matter of counting up all our hikes and submitting the paper work. But they had our number, only a maximum of 2 hikes per Wild Forest or Wilderness Area. While we had way more then 50 hikes, most did not count, the result being that we were not quite there yet. So over the last couple of years in our spare time we got to work. We finished in November with hikes to Cobble Lookout, Cooperas Pond, and Black Bear Mt.

Missed getting in the first 100, but got #147. Thank you to the Genesee Valley Chapter of the ADK for sponsoring this challenge, It certainly caused us to venture to places we had not explored in the past.
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3 days ago

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"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan....With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God."

While not Adirondack related we thought we would share this today.

Our connection to Pearl Harbor doesn't start on December 7, 1941 but begins less the four years later and continued to just recently. Our Father in-law arrived there in 1945 as a sailor on his way to Japan. His two sons would pass that way again during the conflict in Southeast Asia assigned carrier duty. Lastly, until recently one of his grandsons would find himself there while serving with 3rd Marines.

It was his assignment that spurned us to take the long flight to visit Oahu. While there we made a point of visiting Pearl Harbor.

The three things that stand out for me were, the bullet holes in the windows of the airplane hanger that have never been repaired, the fuel oil that still appears on the surface of the water surrounding the Arizona Memorial, and lastly the silence and reverence of the visitors at the memorial. This reflecting the fact that it is hallowed ground serving as the final resting place for over 1100 sailors and Marines who were trapped below deck on that day of "infamy." Of the 337 survivors some have chosen to return to their fallen comrades. Upon their death their urns are taken by Naval Divers and placed in the hull. This has now drawn to a close as only 3 of the 337 remain and they have all expressed other burial plans.
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