There’s no question about it: 2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic. But luckily, at the Explorer, we sometimes get to escape the realities of the pandemic and go on adventures in the scenic and wild backcountry of the Adirondacks.
Along the way, we capture those moments with photos. In an effort to share those moments with readers, I have put together a collection of images from 2020. The gallery, which can be found below, includes images from excursions to Hurricane Mountain to sunrise hikes on Poke-O-Moonshine to paddling trips on the Saranac River.
In addition to those photos, we have shots of Adirondackers, including people like Jori Welkin, who runs Hub on the Hill, a food distribution nonprofit in the eastern Adirondacks, and Bob Liseno, a volunteer who taught students how to build lean-tos in Saranac Lake.
I encourage you to check out the photos and look back at some of the struggles but also good times we had in 2020.
Sunrise view at Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain. Photo by Mike Lynch
Editor’s note: And in case you missed it here are some top recreation stories from 2020, compiled by Mike. This post first appeared in his weekly “Backcountry Journal” newsletter. Click here to sign up.