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Morgan Mountain requires a bit of navigation

September 20, 2019 At an elevation of 3,458 feet, Morgan Mountain is by no means the tallest around, and at only a bit over a 1,000 feet to gain from the trailhead to summit, it is not the most demanding. more »»

 
 
 
Speed limits reduced near some trailheads Columbus Day weekend

September 20, 2019 For the third year in a row, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will take measures to increase safety during the busy Columbus Day weekend — including reducing... more »»

APA seeks public input on Sentinel Range plan

September 20, 2019 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board on Friday, Sept. 13 unanimously approved a public comment period for the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area outside of Lake Placid. more »»

APA OKs campsite guidance

September 20, 2019 RAY BROOK — On Friday, Sept. more »»

State will reduce speed limits near some trailheads Columbus Day weekend

September 16, 2019 For the third year in a row, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will take measures to increase safety during the busy Columbus Day weekend — including reducing... more »»

MudRat dives deep into Panther Gorge

September 13, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie spends much of his free time photographing, hiking and climbing on both ice and rock within the High Peak. more »»

Hiker shuttle to Wilmington trails follows federal funds

September 13, 2019 Why are state and local government agencies sending hiker shuttle buses from Lake Placid to Wilmington instead of to Keene, where the busing might alleviate a persistent parking crunch at trailheads... more »»

APA reviews DEC plan for Sentinel Range Wilderness

September 13, 2019 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released its unit management plan for the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area near Lake Placid, and the state Adirondack Park Agency is... more »»

Hiking and hunting can mix (with care)

September 7, 2019 With hunting right around the corner, many hikers decide to take a bit of time off. The time off is not only to partake in hunting, but in some cases hikers are nervous about being in the woods. more »»

A quick trip to the Washbowl

September 6, 2019 The Roaring Brook trailhead for Giant Mountain is often packed full, but for good reaso. more »»

Thousands of hikers out on Labor Day weekend

September 3, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — Despite a roadside parking ban, hikers continued to park illegally in numerous locations along busy state Route 73 this Labor Day weekend. more »»

Wilmington celebrates mountain biking with festival this weekend

August 30, 2019 WILMINGTON — Two kids walked along a series of trails and hills, the land around them interspersed with mountain bike ramps built with freshly cut lumber. more »»

New York State DEC releases 2019 deer hunting forecasts

August 30, 2019 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comments on proposed changes to the way it protects moose and deer from chronic wasting disease, and also announced that this... more »»

Open Access Center helps people begin their recovery journey

August 30, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — It often goes heroin, overdose, doctors and then recovery, but a new 24/7 Open Access Center hopes to add necessary middlemen to the process. more »»

Adirondack fire towers get second life after 100 years

August 30, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — For hikers and snowshoers in the Adirondacks, it’s hard to imagine a park with no fire towers. more »»

DEC warns of bear activity in High Peaks

August 23, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning visitors to the High Peaks Wilderness of black bear activity in several areas. more »»

Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival set for Labor Day Weekend

August 23, 2019 WILMINGTON — The town of Wilmington is showcasing its rapidly growing web of mountain biking trails by hosting the third Wilmington MTB Festival from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. more »»

High Peaks access upgrades planned at Tahawus

August 23, 2019 NEWCOMB — The Open Space Institute, which owns a couple hundred acres around the ghost town of Tahawus, has announced upgrades to the area, which offers a southern access point to the popular High... more »»

Hurricane Mountain fire tower turns 100 this year

August 16, 2019 KEENE — The Friends of Hurricane Mountain celebrated the centennial anniversary of the mountain’s popular fire tower Aug. more »»

‘Canoes’ co-author tells nautical history at book signing

August 16, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — Author Norman Sims was at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters Friday, Aug. more »»

Backcountry educators reach hikers with Leave No Trace lessons

August 16, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has partnered with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) to make the High Peaks a “hot... more »»

 
 
 

 

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Taking it one step at a time on the Lake Placid Diet

June 20, 2019 It’s like looking in a full-length mirror every time I file a new column. That’s why it’s taken me so long to give you an update on the Lake Placid Diet. I dread looking in the mirro. more »

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