Noah John Rondeau was an interesting character of contradictions. Born in 1883, he was raised near Au Sable Forks as the oldest of seven children. He left home at age 15 and eventually moved to the High Peaks section of the Adirondacks, about 20 miles from Saranac Lake, where lived for more than 30 years.
Noah John Rondeau loved people, but even more loved being out in the wilderness. While he had only an eighth-grade education, he developed his own secret code that kept the secrets of his journal long after his death. [Read more…] about The Hermit of Cold River