I'm aware that most people think New York is merely New York City, but the opposite is true. My state runs 300+ miles north of metropolis to the Canadian border and nestled just south of that border is the largest state park in the U.S. - the Adirondack State Park. I grew up in the southern foothills of these mountains on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Spent much of my time fishing and hiking, later got into rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, all types of skiing, backpacking and generally enjoying the wilderness. Photography is one of my favorite hobbies.