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Wilkinson shows climbers the ropes

January 26, 2013 KEENE VALLEY — Ice climbers and mountaineers converged on the small hamlet of Keene Valley Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for the 17th annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival. more »»

Risk, adventures and similar leaps of faith

January 19, 2013 Outdoor travelers were thrilled when the winter season’s first significant snowfall roared in and deposited a seasonal shield over the local landscape. more »»

Camp Santanoni buildings will open to the public

January 18, 2013 Three Winter Weekend events will once again be held at Camp Santanoni this year, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Tuesday, Jan. 15. more »»

2012 officially the warmest in recorded history

January 13, 2013 It is now officia. more »»

ADK plans use for grant money

January 11, 2013 In December, when the state awarded the North Country Regional Economic Development Council $90. more »»

Finding the right gear makes a big difference

December 22, 2012 I’m rather careful when it comes to purchasing outdoor equipment. It is not that I’m picky; I simply prefer good quality clothing and gear, as I believe most frequent travelers do. more »»

Whiteface atmospheric center looks to reach out

December 21, 2012 WILMINGTON — Despite the prominent location of its summit observatory station on Whiteface Mountain, the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center often flies below the radar, at least the work that goe... more »»

Utilitarian Adirondack icons

December 8, 2012 The development of the Adirondack lean-to is similar to the evolution of the Adirondack guideboat. more »»

Remembering a friend on a familiar pond

November 17, 2012 Last week, I enjoyed a leisurely hike along the Jackrabbit Trail while traveling with Ed Kanze, a local guide and naturalist from Bloomingdale. more »»

Paddling guidebook highlights wild flatwater routes

November 14, 2012 Adirondack Explorer editor and Saranac Lake resident Phil Brown is plying new water with his recently published book, “Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures. more »»

The lone hunter of Lake Placid

November 10, 2012 Undoubtedly, the most rewarding aspect of producing a regular weekly newspaper column is the opportunity it provides for me to meet and interact with so many interesting peopl. more »»

Big trout abound in Niagara County

November 9, 2012 LEWISTON — Every once in a while, I like to get out of the Adirondacks to explore other regions. In mid-October, I did exactly that, visiting Niagara County at the tail end of peak foliage season. more »»

Deer hold early advantage over big game hunters

November 3, 2012 Fortunately, the Adirondack region was largely spared the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, which had been described as a superstorm. more »»

Finding the way not always a lost cause

October 28, 2012 Webster’s Dictionary defines lost as “unable to find the way. more »»

New approach to protecting Bicknell’s Thrush

October 26, 2012 LAKE PLACID — In an new effort to protect the Bicknell’s Thrush, an alliance of North American scientists and conservationists are funding a team of Dominican biologists to work with the migratory... more »»

Expect the unexpected in the Adirondacks

October 21, 2012 Many have claimed the Adirondack region has no respect for seasons, and for good reason. more »»

Health Department investigates possible hantavirus case

October 19, 2012 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Health is investigating a Long Island man’s claim that he contracted the hantavirus from a mouse bite in an Adirondack lean-to. more »»

Whatever you choose, keep doing it outdoors

October 14, 2012 In recent weeks, I have spent a lot of time reviewing national studies and industry research that details the popularity of a diverse range of popular outdoor recreation pursuits. more »»

Vaccination vital to fighting off rabies

October 12, 2012 A growing number of rabies cases in Essex and Clinton counties recently is a reminder to pet owners that they should be vigilant in vaccinating their cats and dogs against the deadly disease. more »»

Quality life found outdoors

October 6, 2012 A recent national survey conducted by OutdoorIndustry. more »»

 
 

 

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