Welcome to the
Adirondacks, the earth's most ancient mountain range. Author William "Jay"
O'Hern unlocks cherished tales of a backwoods lifestyle and American folklore of bygone
The words of
journalist Richard Miller sings the praises of the Adirondack Preserve, a six million-acre
patchwork of private and state-owned property -- land designated as "forever
"For those that
have hiked its mountains, canoed its pristine lakes or fished its hidden streams, the
Adirondacks seem to have a delicate, timeless beauty."
"But amid these
natural wonder, amid the pine forests, the beaver-dammed creeks and the meandering trails,
there is a lifestyle that is vanishing with each passing season. It is the story of the
trapper, the guide, the native Adirondacker and the hermit. It is a story about how the
simple life brought about uncommon joys and lessons."
"For most his life
"Jay" has felt the call and tug of the wilderness. As a hiker and camper, the
Camden man has learned a great deal about enjoying the region and surviving the elements.
Now as an author, he has learned how to share a people's legacy with those who might
otherwise never know the true glory of these woods."
- Books by William J. O'Hern