Almanack Contributor Charlie Stehlin

Charlie Stehlin

Charlie Stehlin owns a small business in the Capital Region. He worked with WMNF Tampa, FL (an NPR affiliate) from 1987 to 2006. He collects books on Adirondack history, is a photographer, and an avid preserver of moments via journalism.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Blue Mountain Lake In The Early 1970s

View of Blue Mountain Lake From the Adirondack MuseumMy grandfather Robert G. Stehlin lived on Durant Road until he died in 1974. Living in Blue Mountain Lake was a very spiritual experience for my ‘Pop’ after having grown up in Brooklyn and Long Island most of his life.

Going through his letters and journals which he wrote while living on Durant Road I often hear, in his words, “a more meaningful way of living.”

There are a thousand little moments preserved in his journals in which he writes about the birds and other animals he encountered at his feeders, or out in the woods, and the people he met, that are hints of the joy he got from living in Blue Mountain Lake.  Below are a sampling of his notes: » Continue Reading.