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Safe travel starts with advance planning

September 20, 2017 There have been a spate of high profile searches for missing hikers in the Adirondacks this summer, most of which have ended with positive outcome. more »»

A cautionary tale in this time of seasonal transition

September 20, 2017 Autumn has finally arrived despite recent efforts to restore the summer season with a brief Indian Summer. Fortunately, the mountain breeze has already tinged the air with a sweet pungency of deca. more »»

Hiker died of pneumonia after 2 weeks in wilderness

September 19, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — A coroner and medical examiner say a 28-year-old New Jersey hiker, whose body was found near Wallface Mountain Monday afternoon, died from bronchial pneumonia resulting from a lack of... more »»

Body of missing hiker found near Wallface Mountain

September 18, 2017 Forest rangers on Monday located the body of Alex Stevens, the 28-year-old hiker who has been missing since Sept. 2, on a scree field near Wallface Pond, in the vicinity of Wallface Mountain. more »»

ADIRONDACK GADABOUT: Lost hikers, Teddy Roosevelt and more

September 15, 2017 Last week’s column focused on the search and eventual rescue of a soldier from Fort Drum who had become lost on St.Regis Mountain while hiking. more »»

Rangers set up wilderness base camp to continue Stevens search

September 15, 2017 A 28-year-old New Jersey man still had not been found as of late Friday afternoon, and forest rangers have set up a backcountry base camp from which to continue the search over the weekend if... more »»

FROM THE FIELD: The four hikes of the Moriah Challenge

September 15, 2017 MORIAH – Earlier this summer, the Moriah Chamber of Commerce announced a new hiking challenge, ala the 46ers and Saranac Lake 6er programs. more »»

No new signs of Stevens as search continues

September 14, 2017 NEWCOMB — Alex Stevens still has not been found, nor any new signs of his presence, as evening approached on Thursday, the fifth day of a backcountry search for him. more »»

Rangers run ragged

September 13, 2017 NEWCOMB — The number of search-and-rescue missions in the Adirondacks increases every year, but the number of state forest rangers to carry out those missions hasn’t. more »»

Rangers think missing NJ man camped atop Wallface

September 13, 2017 State forest rangers reported locating a campsite on the summit of Wallface Mountain with tracks and other signs leading from it, which they determined belonged to Alex Stevens. more »»

Search continues for hiker missing 11 days near Wallface Mountain

September 13, 2017 NEWCOMB — Although searchers are on their fourth day following a cold trail for a hiker who appears to have been inadequately prepared for the three days he planned to spend in the mountains, Forest... more »»

Searchers hope to find missing hiker

September 12, 2017 NEWCOMB — Although searchers are following a cold trail for a hiker who appears to have been inadequately prepared for the three days he planned to spend in the mountains, Forest Ranger Brian Dubay... more »»

Rangers search High Peaks for missing New Jersey man

September 11, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for the public’s help regarding a New Jersey man last seen nine days ago in the High Peaks Wildernes. more »»

Rain decreases hiker numbers, but thousands still tramped through High Peaks Labor Day weekend

September 7, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Summit stewards in the High Peaks saw thousands of hikers this past holiday weekend, but the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) says there were fewer people than last year. more »»

State gearing up for hunting season

September 6, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is gearing up for the fall hunting season by asking hunters to be on the lookout for deer diseases and help mentor youth hunters. more »»

New season in the woods and on the waters

September 6, 2017 At this time of year, the ever-diminishing length of daylight hours triggers a natural hormonal responses in all wild creatures — ranging from whitetail deer to brook trout, wild turkey and the... more »»

Rangers help Texas hurricane victims, rescue Adirondack hikers

September 6, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation sent numerous forest rangers to Texas to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, while those rangers who stayed in New York were kept busy... more »»

Missing hiker rescued, in stable condition

September 4, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A missing 40-year-old soldier from Fort Drum was found alive and conscious early Monday morning by forest rangers in a state police helicopte. more »»

Rescued hiker in good shape

September 4, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A missing hiker who was rescued early Monday morning was unprepared to spend a night in the woods, but may have saved himself by building a make-shift shelter to stay dry during... more »»



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