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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 »»

Prepared for the worst on Pitchoff

January 23, 2015 KEENE — After a frigid start to the weekend, spring was in the air. I spent the day ice climbing last Saturday, and the temperature peaked at 5 degrees in the shadow of our climbing wal. more »»

USA Luge Toboggan races Jan. 31

January 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Fans of sliding sports, still buzzing from the three World Cup medals by USA Luge in Lake Placid last month, together with the annual Empire State Winter Games and the Saranac Lake... more »»

Lean year for birds

January 19, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Christmas Bird Count numbers were a little low here, possibly due to a lack of food in the wild. more »»

Ghosts of the wilderness appear in unexpected places

January 17, 2015 Dick Emperor, a veteran Adirondack guide and game protector with the old Conservation Department once claimed, “A guy that claims he’s never got lost, never went in the woods very far. more »»

Making connections

January 16, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Foul weather can make any multi-day backpacking trip seem like an endurance contest, but what if there were backcountry huts available to shelter the weary, weather-beaten traveler... more »»

Backcountry Report: Expect sun, cold, wind, snow

January 16, 2015 Dress for the cold Saturday, and be prepared for snow Sunday if you’re entering the backcountry this weekend. The National Weather Service reports that Saturday is expected to be sunny but col. more »»

Rangers rescue distressed, lost hikers

January 16, 2015 RAY BROOK — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers responded to two search-and-rescue incidents in the Adirondacks from Jan. 5 to Jan. more »»

Golden moment

January 15, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The municipal toboggan slide on Parkside Drive will open for its 50th season on Saturday, Jan. 17 in time for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. more »»

Climbers gear up for Mountainfest

January 15, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — The word “metanoia” is used to describe a change in a person’s life through patience or spiritual conversion. more »»

Skating path returns to Mirror Lake

January 12, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A popular skating path around Mirror Lake is back for a second winter. more »»

Adventure awaits in the new year

January 9, 2015 It’s easy to get used to living in an area and become complacen. more »»

ADK readies for Winterfest this weekend

January 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The first ADK Winterfest was plagued by warm weather, rain and slush, but that didn’t stop people from showing up. more »»

 
 

 

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