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SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Mount Tom: A short but steep adventure

November 7, 2019 We had just come off of Indian Lake Mountain, and we were raring to go again in the Moose River Plains. more »»

DEC: Avoid trails, summits this weekend due to flooding

November 1, 2019 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning hikers to avoid trails and mountain summits throughout the Adirondacks this weekend. more »»

Cold weather can be like flipping a coin

November 1, 2019 In lieu of the off-and-on frigid temps we typically have in the fall it can be crap shoot as to what you might find, especially in higher elevations. more »»

Planting and prepping in the fall

October 18, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — With a couple of frosts under our belts, the home garden is probably pretty much done in terms of tomatoes and lettuce. more »»

Forked Lake, from the boat launches

October 18, 2019 Forked Lake is one of the more popular lakes in Hamilton County and with a state campground on the eastern end of the lake, you will find it to be very busy, especially on weekends. more »»

Preparation in Keene leads to ‘short-term success’ in hiker parking over holiday weekend

October 18, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — The Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving holiday weekend brought a now-familiar scene to this hamlet. On Saturday and Sunday, Oc. more »»

APA visits Little Green Pond for primitive campsites lesson

October 18, 2019 LAKE CLEAR — Members of the state Adirondack Park Agency board ventured away from agency headquarters Thursday afternoon, Oc. more »»

Adirondack Council, cloud researcher disagree on recent acid rain trends

October 18, 2019 Two weeks ago, the Adirondack Council issued a statement on acid rain in the Adirondacks, linking increasing pollution from Midwest power plants to a rise in the acidity of clouds here and saying,... more »»

Tarzanian trip to Tomany’s dismantled fire tower

October 12, 2019 Corenne and I have this unique quest to climb all the fire tower peaks in the Adirondacks, even if the fire tower has been removed. more »»

Keene puts together plan for holiday hiker response

October 11, 2019 KEENE — A wave of hiker traffic in the High Peaks this past weekend roiled local resources, putting this town on high alert as the holiday weekend approache. more »»

DEC stresses safety this hunting season

October 11, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — The fall hunting season is upon us, as several early hunting seasons have already begun in the state’s Northern Zone, while regular hunting season starts later this month for big... more »»

Town of Keene, rangers scramble to deal with number of hikers’ cars

October 11, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — It was a perfect storm of natural beauty and a crush of people seeking it. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Caring for and studying loons with Nina Schoch

October 11, 2019 SARANAC INN — No matter how hard Nina Schoch tried to answer questions about her job, she couldn’t help but keep her eyes on Little Green Pond and the four loons that call it home. more »»

Historic ski race remembered during UMP process

October 5, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid is famed for its two Winter Olympics, and while the Miracle on Ice is what most people think of, the 1932 games left some marks on the community as well. more »»

Exploring the wild side of Hamilton County

October 4, 2019 The Moose River Plains area is by no means a stranger in my life. more »»

Opinions split on need for permits, what they would look like

October 3, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks area of the Adirondack Park is in the midst of a years-long boom in hikers and visitors to the region. more »»

Additional forest rangers for High Peaks seen as a ‘step in the right direction’

October 3, 2019 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced that two additional forest rangers would be detailed to the High Peaks area of the Adirondacks. more »»

DEC investigates illegal orange paint blazes on Cascade trail

September 30, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to help it investigate who painted dozens of orange blazes along the Cascade Mountain trail outside of Lake... more »»

Play it safe when paddling during the fall

September 28, 2019 The waters are still open and the air is getting crisp, but that doesn’t mean put away your boat. Autumn has been in the air for a while and you can smell the changing of the seasons. more »»

Watching the sun rise on Owls Head

September 27, 2019 When the alarm went off at 3 a.m. I thought, “I don’t want to get up yet.” When it went off at 3:07 I thought, “Man, I really don’t want to get up yet.” But when it went off at 3:14 a.m. more »»

DEC proposes expanding NY’s dangerous animal list

September 27, 2019 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing an expansion of its dangerous animal list following several incidents around the state. 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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