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Ontario man speedflies off Mount Colden, lands in Avalanche Lake

September 21, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The skies over the High Peaks can be filled with eagles, hawks and — frequently — the State Police helicopter. But on Saturday, Sept. more »»

 
 
 
Placid waters for late-season paddle

September 19, 2018 It started back in June, when my friend Jason Labonte asked if I wanted to go paddle Lake Placid. more »»

Learning to adapt to changing weather patterns

September 19, 2018 As another big game hunting season looms on the near horizon, hunters will again most likely be confronted and confounded by the obvious lack of snow on the ground, especially in the upper... more »»

DEC to ban roadside parking at Roaring Brook Falls

September 17, 2018 ST. HUBERTS — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that starting Friday, roadside parking along state Route 73 at Roaring Brook Falls will be permanently banned. more »»

Hunting season is upon us

September 14, 2018 The leaves are changing color and the smell of woodsmoke is noticeable here and there. And soon, the woods will be filled not only hikers, but also with hunters. more »»

Are you prepared for that hike?

September 14, 2018 LAKE PLACID — About two dozen service industry workers participated in a Guest Information Summit and Leave No Trace Workshop Tuesday morning, Sept. more »»

Trust your gut to get through hunting season

September 14, 2018 At this time of year, the ever-diminishing length of daylight hours triggers a natural hormonal responses in all wild creatures. more »»

Time is short, and so are these trips

September 7, 2018 Although this summer seemed hotter than normal, everyone I talk to still doesn’t want to think about winter coming. more »»

Canoe Classic back for 36th edition

September 4, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Canoe Classic enters its 36th year, as the three-day, 90-mile paddling race kicks off Friday, Sept. 7 in Old Forge and ends in Saranac Lake on Sunday, Sept. 9. more »»

Adventure in a remote wilderness

August 31, 2018 Sometimes a hike has no view at the end. Sometimes there’s clouds or trees blocking the vista. And sometimes, you just run out of time before getting to where you wanted to go. more »»

Wilmington Mountain Bike Fest starts today

August 31, 2018 WILMINGTON — The second annual Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival will be held from Friday, Aug. 31 to Sunday, Sept. . more »»

Weather report from a backwoods airhead

August 31, 2018 Despite the best efforts of man or beast, weather is likely more often to be the determining factor in any type of outdoor endeavo. more »»

DEC kills bear at campground

August 31, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — More than 50 incidents involving bears have been reported at Saranac Islands state campground this summer, but one bruin that would not leave a campsite was euthanized last week. more »»

DEC: Expect bears and busy trails this weekend

August 31, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning Adirondack hikers and backcountry users of busy trails this Labor Day weekend and a nuisance bear in the High Peaks Wilderness that is... more »»

ADK updates Eastern Trails guide

August 24, 2018 The Adirondack Mountain Club does a lot of things inside the Blue Line, from trail work and lobbying the state to running a lodge in the heart of the High Peaks. more »»

Christmas in the heat of the summer season

August 24, 2018 It is the heat of the summer season in the Adirondacks, as a visitor stops along a backcountry trail. more »»

Lyme-carrying ticks have arrived in the Adirondacks

August 24, 2018 Ticks are spreading into the High Peaks, reaching elevations they never have before and carrying Lyme disease to communities in Wilmington, Malone and Tupper Lake, according to research from Paul... more »»

SCA trail crews volunteer to spend summer living and working in the woods

August 24, 2018 BRANT LAKE — People who live in cities like Washington, Los Angeles and New York spend an average of about an hour traveling to and from work each day. more »»

Lake Placid gets new hiking challenge — the 9er

August 17, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Another hiking challenge has been started in the Adirondacks, and the Lake Placid 9er is meant to get people physically prepared to hike bigger mountains. more »»

DEC tickets minor for ATV use on mountain bike trail

August 17, 2018 WILMINGTON — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers have ticketed a minor from out of the local area for riding an ATV on mountain bike trails in Wilmington. more »»

Tale of two hikes

August 15, 2018 BRANT LAKE — On an overcast morning, as my family slept, I snuck away for a quick hike out to Sand Lake, near the town of Speculator. more »»

 
 

 

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Lake Placid Diet

I won’t miss winter, but I will miss the shoveling. Really.

March 23, 2018 This week: 436 lbs. Last week: 433 lbs. Start (Jan. 2): 444 lbs. Total lost: 8 lbs. Now that spring is here, I’ll have to find new methods of exercise. more »

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