About Chrissy Raudonis

Chrissy Raudonis is an avid outdoors enthusiast who lives in the Adirondacks. When she’s not at work, she’s hiking, trail running, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing–often with her canine partner in adventure, Boomer. She is a member of her local Fire Department and Search & Rescue of the Northern Adirondacks. Chrissy is an alumnus of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former caretaker for the Green Mountain Club.

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Repose Along the Oswegatchie River

Imagine days of paddling on a narrow, lazy river that snakes through marshes and pine forests, passing by large boulders and tiny beaches. Picture a land of herons and beavers, where the prints of a muskrat or raccoon sometimes reveal … Continue reading


Ice Canoers Extend the Paddling Season

For most river sports enthusiasts, the arrival of ice on the river marks the end of the paddling season. However, in Quebec City the fun is just beginning. On Sunday, February 8th, accompanied by hundreds of other spectators, I decided Continue reading


Kayaking and Rafting: Four Lessons from Swiftwater Rescue Training

Having spent my college years as an avid whitewater kayaker and rafter I considered myself to be reasonably skilled in self-rescue techniques and river safety. My trip leaders were never negligent; we learned to avoid strainers, look for undercuts, wet … Continue reading