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A 200-mile journey for hope

February 27, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Nolan and Jack Willis stopped walking three years ago, so Tim O’Shea did some walking for them. more »»

 
 
 
Wandering through fresh powder with no clear destination

February 27, 2015 After the prolonged cold snap finally broke last weekend, I jumped at the opportunity to get in a long ski trip that would take me up and over a series of smaller peaks near Ray Brook and connect... more »»

Nordic Fest this weekend

February 26, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A new three-day festival at Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center is set to begin Friday, Feb. 27. more »»

BETA teams up to link communities

February 20, 2015 LAKE PLACID — For years, they existed as two entities grouped under the same umbrella fighting for the same cause — to create more multi-use trails in the Tri-Lakes region. more »»

The art and virtue of wilderness tramping

February 20, 2015 I haven’t seen a thin red line on my back porch thermometer in more than a week. The mercury remains buried far below the final legible numerals on the metal cover. more »»

WHITEOUT

February 15, 2015 The rescue of two individuals from Kirkland, Quebec, who got lost after summitting Mount Marcy in January, ignited a flurry of public comments regarding the hikers’ assumed unpreparedness. more »»

Kyler prepares for Patagonia race

February 13, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The first time Lee Kyler visits South America, it will be to do something no American has ever done: win the Last Wild Race. Kyler won’t be alone, though. On Feb. more »»

Retuning within more peaceful surroundings

February 13, 2015 Despite our increasingly technological society, it has been proven that traveling to forests, lakes and similar wild places provides us with an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world. more »»

Whiteface race picks up speed

February 13, 2015 WILMINGTON — A new marathon is still awaiting final approval from the state to allow hundreds of runners to go up and down Whiteface Mountain this summer. more »»

GIVING BACK: NYSEF needs votes to win $25,000 prize

February 11, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The New York Ski Educational Foundation is calling on the community to help it win a video challenge that carries a $25,000 prize. more »»

A home for budding naturalists

February 6, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — Science isn’t just for scientists anymore. more »»

A tip of the cap to disappearing values

February 6, 2015 Every small town has a few of ’em. They’re quiet and unassuming, but equally gregarious and excitable — no one seems to know why or when. more »»

UP CLOSE: Life on the edge

February 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Bill Frazer and his wife, Mel, have made visiting other places a priority in their lives. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Meet one of the Mirror Lake mushers

February 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — For about 27 years, a local man has been carrying out a dog sledding tradition on Mirror Lake that spans decades. more »»

2014 was 2nd best year for safe hunting in New York

February 2, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials say last year’s hunting season had the second-lowest number of shooting-related accidents on record. more »»

WCS examines effects of development

January 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — For scientists, the best answers are often the ones that lead to more questions. more »»

Rules, reality and plain old common sense

January 30, 2015 File this one under the “Oh no, not again department.” As the recent incident report from the state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 explained, “On Jan. 20 at 1:33 a.m. more »»

Going green

January 29, 2015 LAKE PLACID — There’s a little more green at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center this month, but skiers don’t seem to mind since there’s plenty of snow. On Dec. more »»

Big Tupper hosts grand opening this weekend

January 29, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — After an unseasonably warm Christmas week melted much of its snow, Big Tupper Ski Area shut down, but now it is ready to open for 2015. more »»

Walk off the road, and into your senses

January 24, 2015 Boots, skis and snowshoes have been responsible for taking me to most of the interesting places I’ve traveled. more »»

 
 

 

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Lake Placid Diet

Real progress starts with one word

February 19, 2015 I’ve been self-medicating with food again, and I can’t seem to shake it. It started during the holidays, through bouts of depression, and now haunts me dail. more »

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