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GIVING BACK: River keeper

August 10, 2017 WILMINGTON — As she walks atop the steep bank of the West Branch of the AuSable River, its raging whitewater jetting through the Flume Falls beneath her feet, Wilmington’s Diane Kirby is happy to se... more »»

Friends group celebrates 100th anniversary of the Poke-O-Moonshine tower

August 10, 2017 CHESTERFIELD — Fire towers on state Forest Preserve mountaintops were largely decommissioned in the 1980s, with the state moving toward aerial surveillance to detect fires. more »»

Paddle/hike to Frederica’s lookout

August 9, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — I stripped down to my underwear and slipped into the dark brown waters of Lake Lil. more »»

Fly-bys come in unexpected forms

August 9, 2017 It’s been an interesting week in the woods, with hordes of deer flies replacing black flies while the mosquitoes and no-see-ums continued their annual bloodletting. more »»

Hikers describe tense confrontations with Adirondack bears this summer

August 3, 2017 This is one of those summers when Adirondack bears are especially bol. more »»

Uniting farming, wildlife management

August 2, 2017 ESSEX — Alex Caskey is a graduate student at Tufts University who is spending his summer working with Champlain Valley farmers to figure out how agriculture and wildlife can coexist. more »»

Coroner: Hiker died of accidental drowning

August 2, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — An Essex County coroner has determined that accidental drowning killed a man who was found in a ravine in the East Branch of the AuSable River on Tuesday. more »»

Fears and phobias often intensify in remote areas

August 2, 2017 Hylophobia is defined as the fear of forests. more »»

Missing hiker found dead in Great Range

August 1, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — A man missing in the High Peaks Wilderness since Sunday was found dead today. more »»

Search continues near Gothics for missing hiker

August 1, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — A large-scale search continues this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 1, for a missing hiker in the vicinity of Gothics Mountain, at the core of the Adirondacks’ Great Rang. more »»

Search underway near Gothics for missing hiker

July 31, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — A search is underway for a missing hiker in the vicinity of Gothics Mountain, a remote mountain at the core of the Adirondacks’ Great Range. more »»

Linking ‘problems’ on Baker Mountain

July 26, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Dozens of people regularly make the short trek up Baker Mountain in Saranac Lake. more »»

Sights and smells of camp life provide respite

July 26, 2017 Camps are not intended to provide a permanent residence. We go to camp to get away from home, phones, computers and the rash of everyday responsibilities that intrude on our lives. more »»

Teen falls 100 feet while climbing waterfall

July 20, 2017 State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers helped numerous lost and injured people in the Adirondack backcountry last week, including a teenage climber who fell from a waterfall... more »»

Charity ride draws cyclists from all over

July 20, 2017 WILMINGTON — About 100 people set out Sunday morning, July 16, under clear skies from the Hungry Trout in Wilmington to ride around the watershed of the AuSable River. more »»

Biking from Buck Pond

July 19, 2017 ONCHIOTA — Buck Pond Campground is a state-owned public campground nestled between Buck Pond and Lake Kushaqua. more »»

Nature finds a way, even in urban environments

July 19, 2017 Living in the Adirondacks makes it easy to overlook the wealth of outdoor offerings the area provide. more »»

Soaking it all in

July 12, 2017 We arrived at a small, dirt parking lot big enough to fit three, perhaps four cars. The road continued into the forest. The track ahead was covered in six inches of water. more »»

Enjoy your own companionship while alone

July 12, 2017 Although the summer has provided a fair share of sun and mild temperatures this season, it has also produced a spat of extreme weather incidents all across the North Country. more »»

Early season high water and wet travel

July 5, 2017 As the seasonal shift from spring to summer continues, water levels on the local rivers and streams remains quite hig. more »»



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