Almanack Contributor Ethan Rouen

Ethan Rouen is a Ph.D. student at Columbia Business School. A former crime reporter for the New York Daily News, he writes regularly for, American Way and Adirondack Explorer.

Ethan lives in New York City, but his heart is firmly planted at Avalanche Pass.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ethan Rouen: Paddling Lows Lake

Lows-Lake-Canoe-Trip-152Sitting in a canoe surrounded by nine miles of water always feels dramatic, but sharing those nine miles with no one but your paddling partner and the occasional loon is transcendent.

It was 7:30 on a weeknight, and my wife, Kim, and I had been paddling from the Bog River through Lows Lake for almost eight hours. Moments before, I was a bit panicked. We (okay, I) had lost our map several miles back, and the campsite where we had planned to pitch our tent for two nights wasn’t where we thought it was. » Continue Reading.