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Despite weather, Adirondack Snowshoe Festival delights crowds

March 2, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The inaugural Adirondack Snowshoe Festival took place at area venues over the Feb. more »»

Risks beyond our control and comprehension

February 28, 2018 “There are the times when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. more »»

DEC seeks public input about decades-old plan

February 28, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input before it updates the management plan for more than 40,000 acres in St. Lawrence County. more »»

Hidden history on Bigelow Road

February 21, 2018 BLOOMINGDALE — Eyeing the forecast late Saturday, I decided it would be a good idea to go out for a ski on Sunday morning before the rain hit. And boy, did it hit. more »»

Great Backyard Bird Count held this weekend

February 16, 2018 Feeder watchers and avid birders alike will keep an eye out for feathered neighbors this weekend as the annual Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Friday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 19. more »»

Outdoor rec provides economic boost

February 14, 2018 A preliminary report from the federal government shows that outdoor recreation — in all its forms — has a significant impact on the national economy, and is growing much faster than the economy a... more »»

Take your time during winter travel

February 14, 2018 As I work to finish up this week’s column, the warm sun and a cloudless sky have combined to create a bluebird day. more »»

On day 7 of Whiteface search, skier calls his wife — from California

February 13, 2018 WILMINGTON — On day 7 of a search for a Toronto firefighter who went missing while skiing at Whiteface Mountain last week, the man called his wife — from Sacramento, Californi. more »»

Search for Whiteface skier enters 7th day

February 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Searchers continue to comb the slopes of Whiteface Mountain for a Toronto firefighter who disappeared Feb. 7, some time between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. more »»

Police identify skier lost on Whiteface

February 9, 2018 WILMINGTON — Search-and-rescue crews tonight are winding down their third day of combing Whiteface Mountain Ski Center for a lost skier. more »»

Search underway for Toronto firefighter missing on Whiteface

February 8, 2018 WILMINGTON — Searchers are scouring Whiteface Mountain Ski Center for a 49-year-old Toronto firefighter who went missing there Wednesday. more »»

Cuomo hopes to see forest initiative funded

February 7, 2018 According to a proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State, far too few forest owners are taking advantage of tax breaks that can help the economy and environment. more »»

Cheers, tears and hear, hears after classification

February 7, 2018 Snow conditions have been nearly ideal for skiing and snowshoeing, even though plummeting temperatures and mind-chilling windchills have made long jaunts more challenging than usual. more »»

APA approves Boreas Ponds classification

February 2, 2018 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board voted to approve a classification for the Boreas Ponds tract Friday that will add more than 11,000 acres to the High Peaks Wilderness Area, while... more »»

DEC reroutes section of Whiteface Mountain trail

February 2, 2018 WILMINGTON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation said in its weekly backcountry conditions report that a small portion of the Whiteface Mountain hiking trail has been rerouted. more »»

Tread lightly: Thickness of ice can be deceptive

January 31, 2018 I’ve been enjoying some of the season’s best ski conditions in recent days. The deep woods currently retain a deep, firm snowpack that allows skiers and or snowshoers to go just about anywhere. more »»

Despite rumors, cougars officially extinct in eastern U.S.

January 31, 2018 After nearly a decade of debate — and decades of rumors — the eastern cougar has officially been declared extinct and will be removed from the list of endangered species later this month. more »»

Bathing in nature’s sights, sounds and smells

January 24, 2018 It is likely to be a bit cool for bathing in the local forests at this time of year, especially if the skinny red snake in the thermometer remains curled up in the bulb like a snoozing cobra. more »»

‘Split Rock’ provides readers guided tour of wildlife corridor

January 24, 2018 What started out as a blog on wildlife and the Adirondacks has been turned into a book that will take readers on a walk through the Split Rock Wildway, a loose collection of public and private... more »»

New management team takes over at VIC

January 17, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College VIC has a new manager and program coordinator who are looking to build upon the nature center’s previous successes. more »»



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