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Skiing, hunting, fishing as spring approaches

March 2, 2013 The focus of this week’s column will likely remain out of focus, as there are simply too many outdoor related options to pursue in dept. more »»

Judge upholds right to paddle through private lands

February 27, 2013 A state Supreme Court judge has found that Adirondack Explorer magazine Editor Phil Brown had the right to paddle on waterways that run through private property in northwest Hamilton County, and... more »»

Reflection and restoration in nature

February 16, 2013 Even though the darkest days of winter have come and gone, the past week proved to be a dismal time for members of the guiding community, as news of a tragic car accident involving two local guides... more »»

Study suggests cougars could return to Adirondacks

February 15, 2013 An article published last month in the international conservation journal Oryx indicates that the Adirondack Park could sustain a wild cougar population. more »»

Indian River tract part of Finch deal

February 2, 2013 The Essex Chain of Lakes tract isn’t the only former Finch, Pruyn and Co. parcel the state will acquire in the first phase of its $49.8 million deal with The Nature Conservancy. more »»

A lesson in trusting your instinct

February 1, 2013 During the summer of 1978, I was involved in a tragic incident that has forever changed my perspective on the guiding professio. more »»

Enjoy winter’s pleasures while they last

January 27, 2013 For three straight days, a thin red line in the thermometer on my back porch has retreated well south of the zero digit. more »»

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 »»



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