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Backcountry educators reach hikers with Leave No Trace lessons

August 16, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has partnered with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) to make the High Peaks a “hot... more »»

Study finds algae blooms threaten drinking water, recreation

August 16, 2019 The Environmental Working Group released a report Wednesday, Aug. 7 that found hundreds of lakes across the U.S. more »»

Finding solid footing on Ledge Mountain

August 9, 2019 This is an interesting peak that “piques” a lot of interest. Not a lot of climbers, but more in the terms of armchair interest. more »»

Donors save tick research

August 9, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — After state funding for tick research in the North Country bit the dust this spring, a handful of organizations and individual donors drew together enough money to keep Paul Smith’s... more »»

Finding solitude on a misty mountain

August 2, 2019 Most people, including myself, typically climb mountains for the views. more »»

End of peregrine falcon nesting season opens climbing routes

August 1, 2019 RAY BROOK — As peregrine falcon nesting season draws to a close, rock climbing routes around the Adirondacks have been reopened by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. more »»

Nothing beats a trip to the Sawyer Mountains

July 27, 2019 Sawyer Mountain is nice, but Little Sawyer is where it’s at. Little Sawyer is a true gem in Hamilton County, and quite honestly I might be addicted to its summit, like a 2-year-old with M&M’s. more »»

Improvements, history and a rude paddler

July 26, 2019 I pulled into the Axton Landing parking lot in Tupper Lake and was pleasantly surprised to see just four cars. more »»

Two ponds with a historical connection

July 20, 2019 The Saranac River is a paddler’s dream, stretching 81 miles from the St. Regis Canoe area to Lake Champlain. more »»

Paddling the Pink ponds of St. Regis

July 19, 2019 I sure am glad I took full advantage of the sun while we had it, before the moisture settled in for an overextended stay; which seemed to be the story of this spring and early summe. more »»

Keene supervisor, hikers argue over trailhead parking

July 19, 2019 At the popular Roaring Brook Falls trailhead in St. Huberts, the parking lot was already packed shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. more »»

Local business offers scratch-off cards to track hiking challenges

July 19, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — A pair of local women have started a new business to help scratch that hiking itch. more »»

Hiker dies at Mount Marcy

July 18, 2019 A western New York man died at Mount Marcy Tuesday while hiking with his family. Dennis J. Stowell, 61, of Savannah, died of a heart attack shortly before 1 p.m. more »»

Easy access from Lake Placid

July 13, 2019 Lake Placid is loaded with scenic destinations, but not all of them have to take all day to reach. These select destinations are perfect for those not wishing to do much hiking at al. more »»

Under the road and through the woods

July 12, 2019 SCHROON LAKE — People who drive along Interstate 87 — the Northway — are treated to wonderful views of Schroon Lake, even as they zip past at 75 mph. more »»

Frontcountry stewards offer a point of contact in Keene

July 12, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — A new effort to educate hikers along the busy state Route 73 corridor kicked off this weekend, and one frontcountry steward said they’re providing a much-needed point of contact for... more »»

New Adirondack challenge pairs hiking with local beer

July 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondacks have become the world’s leader in hiking challenges, but the latest one is still sure to bring a smile to plenty of people’s faces. more »»

Popping in to climb Fawn Lake Mountain

July 6, 2019 As you can imagine, a day in the Moose River Plains is only enough time to merely scratch the surface of the possible exploring that can be had there. more »»

From bridge to bridge on Two Bridge Brook

July 5, 2019 I’ve driven over the little bridge on Oregon Plains Road thousands of times. And while I’ve stopped there to fish a few times, I’ve never gone and paddled Sumner Brook. more »»

Enthusiastic Lake Placid newcomer mourned after fatal waterfall accident

July 5, 2019 LAKE PLACID — An accidental fall that claimed the life of Garsevan Bekauri, 23, is believed to have occurred on Monday evening, two days before another hiker found him dead at the bottom of a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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