Adirondack Lifestyle: how we enjoy outdoor adventures in the bitter cold
The first day of 2018 dawned bitter cold in the Adirondack Mountains — minus 24 to minus 32 degrees, depending on who you listen to. By New Year’s Day, the entire Adirondack region of northern New York had been encased in bitter cold for five days. Like most of the northeast, we’re still stuck; the wind chill, or “feel like,” temperature is forecast to reach minus 46 today and minus 52 tomorrow. In the daytime. This is called Stupid Cold and has no place in anyone’s life. Stupid Cold is like black flies: do we really need ugly, itchy red bites on our skin? Who needs any temperature below minus five degrees? The freeze-hot-water experiment is fun, but only once.
January 21, 2018