(series in progress)
The Adirondack mountains of upstate New York have long served as a haven for New Yorkers. Heading north has been a time honored way to escape the crush and din of the city and explore the great outdoors with good friends and family. These old Adirondack motels with their fanciful handcrafted signs capture the spirit of that adventure, promoting themselves as gateways to a land more wild and exotic. Sadly, as tastes change and tourists head to easier to reach destinations, these historic examples of motel culture have been slowly fading into obscurity, or replaced by banal mass produced versions. I hope to preserve a photographic record before they disappear completely, so that we may be inspired to head out into our own unique mountain adventures.