September 12, 2014 - 11:57am
Two Clarkson University students hike all 46 Adirondack High Peaks to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Kolby Ziemendorf, a mechanical engineering alumnus from Clarkson University, lost his high school classmate Greg Lombardo to depression and suicide in 2010. Rattled by this tragic incident, Ziemendorf, 22, struggled to find answers.

While sitting in church one day, an idea came to him: a way to honor Lombardo’s life. He would climb 46 peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in seven days to help raise awareness on this sensitive issue.

October 31, 2012 - 5:21pm
Just up the road in Jamesville is Clark Reservation State Park, a beautiful place to hike, have a barbeque, or just play.

Clark Reservation State Park is filled with beautiful trails of different lengths and skill levels, but its most striking feature is its glacial lake.  Near the parking lot is a look out over the lake. If you don't feel like a hike, it's a serene place to sit and enjoy the view. There are plenty of outdoor grills scattered about. Bring a picnic or host a barbeque.

January 30, 2012 - 9:32pm
Paul Longchamps, a light bulb changer for SU, will begin the 2,180-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail in February.

Three out of four people who attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety do not succeed. Somewhere along that trek — a 2,180-mile footpath that stretches through 14 states, an epic trail the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 16 times — they falter. Injury, illness, family, funds and a broken-down psyche may lead the hikers off course.