The Sky Lake is Cloudy: Changes at Lake Minnewaska

Lake Minnewaska was traditionally one of the four Sky Lakes of Shawnagunk Ridge—unique lakes noted for their extremely high clarity and almost aquamarine color. While the other Sky Lakes have maintained these features, Minnewaska is getting cloudy. Bob Otters, who has dived at Lake Minnewaska since the early 90s as part of the Mid-Hudson Diver’s…

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The Secrets of Woodstock Overlook

The first time I hiked the Woodstock Overlook, I went with my friend Colleen and a French guy named Ferenz who produced music for Yoga videos. Ferenz lived at the base of Overlook Mountain, and told us that the Overlook protected its glory: the first time anyone hiked The Overlook, they were never able to…