Happy Lonesomes

Tim Rowland
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We may be social creatures, but there are times when we all need our space. Solitude has become harder to find in the Adirondack Park, but at 6 million acres, there’s bound to be a spot or two that the masses haven’t discovered.

Happy Lonesomes finds those spaces for you, exceptionally scenic locations on- and off-trail where you are virtually assured of having the wilderness all to yourself. More than a trail guide, it enriches the wilderness experience with history, humorous stories and ecological interpretations

Some of these spaces offer stunning, dramatic vistas; some reflect the subtle charm of a cozy forest or shimmering pond. Some take a degree of effort to reach, some are scarcely more than a woodsy stroll.

Whatever your tastes, Happy Lonesomes will lead to those special, secluded spots where nature's wonders cleanse worldly toxins from your soul, and enchant and inspire the sense of exploration that resides within us all.

Tim Rowland is an award-winning humor columnist and New York Times bestselling author whose unique stories about history and the outdoors and times past have struck a chord with people seeking fun and adventure in the wilds.

His experience dates back to a time when newspapers were a thing, and open dumps in the Adirondacks had yet to run afoul of the state. He hiked mountain ranges around the world before settling among the first peaks he ever climbed, the ones that never left his heart.

With his wife Beth, he owns a farm and forest on the East Branch of the Ausable River in the Town of Jay.