Created 11-Nov-08
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Phil Gallos: Writer; Photographer

Phil Gallos was born long ago and pretty far away. He moved to Saranac Lake when he was nine years old and considers this his home town (take that, Big Apple!). He has been studying the life of the Saranac Lake region for several decades. In the 1970s, he worked as a photojournalist and writer for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, chronicling stories of everyday life along with significant town-altering events. He has been told he is an expert on local architecture, having written the definitive guide, Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake.

Phil has applied the same journalists’ inquisitiveness to his examination of the region’s natural history. For five years he wrote a weekly outdoor column, By Foot in the Adirondacks, and he also contributed numerous chapters to the Discover the Adirondacks series of hikers’ guidebooks. A self-confessed “tree hugging dirt-worshipper,” Phil likes boulders, trees, small mountains with big views, quite waters, and most people.

Phil got his first camera when he was six years old. He is still trying to figure out how to use it.

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