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Ski star to arrive just in time for snow

February 29, 2012 LAKE PLACID — Two key elements were scheduled to arrive just in time for the Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival this week: another snowstorm and Glen Plake, who is considered by some to be the... more »»

No snow to be had, so let’s get on with spring

February 25, 2012 It appears that the “winter that wasn’t” may finally be coming to an end. Thank heaven. more »»

Martens leads ski trip to Camp Santanoni

February 22, 2012 NEWCOMB — The Adirondack Park is well known for its natural places: vast forests, quiet backcountry ponds and rugged High Peaks.  On Monday, Feb. more »»

In search of winter alternatives

February 18, 2012 As the region sinks deeper into the depths of the winter that wasn’t, snowless conditions appear to have persisted far longer than anyone had expecte. more »»

Making an effort to salvage the season

February 16, 2012 Generally, I try to get out and ski four or five times per week during the winter months. That hasn’t been the case at all this year. more »»

Trail could help Wilmington’s economy

February 11, 2012 The state Department of Environmental Conservation opened a new snowmobile trail in Wilmington earlier this winter in what was a big step toward Wilmington becoming a desired destination for... more »»

Winter, from the inside out

February 10, 2012 While sitting in my small office on a chilly February morning, I weighed my options for the day. more »»

Lost and found in the woods and streams

February 3, 2012 In the process of searching for an appropriate topic for this week’s column, an obvious subject came to mind. I immediately wrote it down before I forgot what it was. more »»

State proposes bobcat plan

January 25, 2012 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released its proposed five-year bobcat management plan and is looking for feedback from the public. more »»

A primer on avalanche education

January 18, 2012 KEENE — Avalanches are considered rare occurrences in the Adirondack backcountry. I’ve heard more lament and concern about icy conditions than the potential for snow to slide down a mountainside. more »»

Backcountry skiing remains on hold

January 18, 2012 During last year’s ski season, I regularly enjoyed long and lazy ski tours along Scarface Mountain in Ray Brook. more »»

Dewey Mountain opens after busy fall

January 14, 2012 SARANAC LAKE — Warm weather has put a damper on the start of this winter’s ski season, but it may end up being a good thing for Dewey Mountain Recreation Area skiers in the long run. more »»

Back on track for the winter season

January 11, 2012 Fortunately, the region has managed to retain a consistent snowcover for more than a week. more »»

Checking out the latest ski gear

January 4, 2012 Every winter, I like to attend the High Peaks Cyclery demo day event at Whiteface Mountain in the middle of December to try out some different ski gear. more »»

Winter conditions finally arrive

January 4, 2012 Despite a brief weekend thaw and accompanying rains, it appears winter has finally arrived in the North Country. more »»

Hearkening back to the days gone by

December 22, 2011 I recently received a copy of The Dangerous Book for Boys. It was sent to me by a guest who first started fishing in the Adirondacks with his father and me back in the early ’80. more »»

Stubborn autumn not going down easy

December 17, 2011 As winter attempts to seize the season, it appears autumn plans to hang on a bit longer. As a result, the available options for outdoor recreation are rather limited. more »»

Crews address John’s Brook concerns

December 14, 2011 KEENE VALLEY — This fall, John’s Brook became the center of a controversy as cleanup crews worked in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Awaiting winter's arrival

December 7, 2011 With the conclusion of the annual big-game hunting season on December 4, the seasonal transition from autumn to winter is now complete. more »»

Ketchledge’s ‘Trees’ reprinted with added color

December 7, 2011 One of the best books about trees in the Adirondacks has been reprinte. more »»



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