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Three peaks, three states, one day

April 13, 2011 A Shelburne, Vt. resident plans to climb the highest peaks in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire within a 24-hour time period as a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. more »»

Sights and sounds of spring everywhere

April 13, 2011 For the first time in many months, there is no snow blowing outside my windows as I begin this week’s column. The sun is actually shining, and there is green grass evident. more »»

New ADK chapter puts spotlight on NPT

April 6, 2011 LAKE PLACID — Despite being a great destination for overnight backpacking trips, the Northville-Placid Trail is often overlooked by Adirondack hikers, who often favor places such as the High Peaks. more »»

Seasons blend with snow and sap

April 6, 2011 As I work on this week’s column, snow continues to fall outside of my windows. I can’t complain; it sure beats the rain. more »»

Kids ski Jackrabbit from Keene to SL

March 30, 2011 Three area children skied roughly 25 miles on the Jackrabbit Trail, from Keene to Saranac Lake in mid-February, to become among the youngest children to finish the adventure as an end-to-end trip. more »»

Not ready to exchange ski poles for fishing poles

March 30, 2011 Outside the window, there are big, fat snowflakes floating like goosedown in the cold morning air. more »»

Locals not happy with ‘Twisted’ option

March 23, 2011 ELIZABETHTOWN — The U.S. Board on Geographic Names may decide on April 14 whether to change Bald Peak’s name to Twisted Cedar Peak. The peak in question is the one 2. more »»

Angling veterans possess centuries of wisdom

March 23, 2011 When Adirondack ponds finally shed winter’s hard cap, it will be the beginning of my 33rd season guiding guests on local streams and other faraway waters. more »»

Spring-like conditions on St. Regis

March 16, 2011 Burned by fires more than a century ago, a large section of St. Regis Mountain’s summit is bare and offers a great place to rest and take in the views. Ponds and lakes are visible in most direction. more »»

Guides make annual pilgrimage to Lake Placid

March 16, 2011 It has been nearly 30 years since the first gathering of Adirondack guides was hosted in the spring of 1982. The inaugural event was held at the old Lake Placid Club Resort. more »»

Spring’s shuffle stunned by winter’s wrath

March 9, 2011 In a typical year, the local snowpack would already be deteriorated. more »»

Looking back on adventures gone wrong

March 2, 2011 The news of the three backcountry emergencies in the High Peaks stirred a lot of interest. People were immediately ready to sound off on what the snowshoers and climbers did wrong. more »»

The lighter side of the outdoors

March 2, 2011 A few weeks ago, I penned a column titled “Code of the Woods” that was intended to offer a humorous perspective on camping and backwoods etiquette. Some readers understood and some didn’t. more »»

Busy weekend for DEC forest rangers

February 23, 2011 A 26-year-old Pennsylvania man is alive after spending two unplanned nights in the western High Peaks Wildernes. more »»

Handmade and homegrown: It’s only natural

February 23, 2011 I have always had an affinity for locally produced products made with natural materials. more »»

It’s been a dry but snowy winter

February 16, 2011 On Saturday, Jan. more »»

Code of the woods has changed over the years

February 16, 2011 Similar to the code of the West, there was once a code of the woods. It was an unwritten set of common sense practices and values that were respected by woodsmen, hunters, anglers and hikers alike. more »»

Voracious visitor

February 9, 2011 LAKE PLACID — The Lawrence family of Lake Placid has been getting a relatively rare treat this winter as an ermine has visited their property several times. more »»

Hug a tree, just for health of it

February 9, 2011 I try to enjoy winter as much as any area resident and I usually can’t wait to get out to ski or skate, sled or slide. more »»

‘Can’t you turn the lights on in the Park?’

February 2, 2011 One thing I’ve come to understand as the outdoors writer is that many people south of the Blue Line don’t understand the Adirondack backcountry, and the Adirondacks in general. more »»

 
 

 

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