Camping Like a Vanderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing It

This story was recognized in the 2018 North American Travel Journalists Association awards competition with an Honorable Mention in the Illustrated Story-Online Publication category.


The Great Camps in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York were the wilderness playgrounds for the wealthy and elite of the Gilded Age in the late 19th century. One such camp, Camp Sagamore, has been preserved and restored and the serene and secluded wilderness setting can be experienced much like its Vanderbilt owners did over a century ago. Continue reading “Camping Like a Vanderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing It”

PhotoPOSTcard: Moon Rise Reflection Over Sagamore Lake in the Adirondacks of New York

New York state’s Adirondack mountain region is dotted with lakes and thousands of acres of preserved recreational land. It became the playground of the rich and famous during America’s Gilded Age. For the Vanderbilt family, Lake Sagamore was their vast private retreat in the wilderness of this mountain region.

The full moon rise is partially hidden by the clouds. Photographing in black and white produces an eerie look that seems more appropriate for Halloween than early Sept.


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