Videographer Eric Adsit loves presenting outdoor adventures –
Name: Eric Adsit
Place of birth: Lowville.
Residence: Saranac Lake.
Occupation: Videographer and photographer for the Regional Office for Sustainable Tourism.
Achievements: Won the award for best overall film in 2017 at the National Paddling Film Festival; went on a successful kayaking expedition on the Thule Bheri and Karnali rivers in Nepal; created the Visit Adirondacks “Dawn Patrol” video series; created the “My Home Run” video series presented by Northwest River Supply (NRS); wrote the Red Bull Hanging Spear mini-documentary; did many first kayaking trips in NYC.
Favorite whitewater of the Adirondacks: It’s hard to pick just one body of whitewater in the Adirondacks, but if I had to choose I’d say the Bottom Moose in the western foothills, as it’s a river I can come back to year after year and still learn something. something new.
Favorite view: The view from the top of Algonquin overlooking Lake Colden and the Flowed Lands is hard to beat, especially at sunrise.
Favorite video mission: The Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival 2019 shoot stood out because this project was how I met the love of my life.
Winter hobby: I love exploring the Adirondacks with a snowboard under my feet, but wrestling as a beginner ice climber keeps me humble.
Why I love the Adirondacks: There is an endless supply of adventure here with so much to explore anytime of the year. I grew up traveling the Adirondacks and marveling at the beauty of the area, so it’s quite special to have the opportunity to live here.
Memorable wildlife experience: While fishing with my dad when I was 5, I hooked a tiger muskellunge almost as long as I was older. He stripped the gears and snapped the line, stealing my dad’s favorite lure in the process.
If I was responsible for the park: I would advocate for sustainable, state-sanctioned glades for off-piste skiers on a limited basis, more mountain bike trails, and improved education and awareness for first-time visitors.