Entries by The Mountaineer

New Saranac Lake 6 Patch Set Available

The six major peaks surrounding Saranac Lake make up the Saranac 6:  McKenzie (3861′), Ampersand (3365′), Scarface (3060′), Haystack (2878′), St. Regis (2874′) and Baker (2340′). The Mountaineer is excited to announce the release of six new patches covering each of the peaks. A six-patch set is available for $30.  

High Peaks Fly Fishing Conditions Report – 5/9

  High Peaks Region Fly Fishing Conditions Report Average Air Temp: 65-70 Mid-Day Water Temp: 42-47 Flies of Interest: 8/10 Black Wooly Buggers, 8/10 Dark BH Stone Nymphs, 4 Circus Peanuts, 8-10 BH Prince Nymphs, 14-16 BH Soft Hackles, BWO Parachutes and Black Caddis 16-18 Hatches of Interest: BWO’s (14-16) Products of the Week: Galvan […]

The Mountaineer’s Fly Fishing Camp Featured in Adirondack Outdoors Magazine

The Mountaineer’s Adirondack Fly Fishing Camp at Elk Lake Lodge Wilderness Resort was recently featured in the article “Event Options for Fly Fisherman” in the Spring Edition of Adirondack Outdoors magazine. An excerpt from the article is reprinted below: Former New York Ranger’s goalie Mike Richter wanted to do something special for the birthday of […]

High Peaks Fly Fishing Conditions Report – 4/14

Date: 4/14/2016 – 4/21/16 Ausable Water Levels: 1200cfs and dropping (as of 4/14) Average Air Temp: 50-60 and full sun! Mid-Day Water Temp: 32-36 Flies of Interest: 8/10 Black Wooly Buggers, 8/10 Golden BH Stone Nymphs, 4 Circus Peanuts, 8-10 BH Prince Nymphs Hatches of Interest: None really yet…fish big streamers and nymphs on single […]

Backcountry Skiing and Sailing in Iceland’s Remote Westfjords

Our staff member Holly recently returned from a sailboat-based backcountry skiing trip in the remote Westfjords region of northern Iceland. She traveled with Emilie Drinkwater of Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides (formerly based in Keene Valley; now located in Salt Lake City, Utah) and Erica Engle of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Through a twist of fate and […]