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Ranger School celebrates 100 years

September 28, 2012 WANAKENA — Charlie Platt was working as a claims representative for a Social Security Administration office in Oswego in the late 1980s when he decided he needed a career change. more »»

DEC kills moose; says the animal was badly hurt

September 26, 2012 The state Department of Environmental Conservation Tuesday killed a moose that has lingered in the Wilmington Notch and drawn much public attention over the past few days. more »»

Time to move forward with multi-use recreational trail

September 22, 2012 In recent days, the weather has turned toward autumn in a hurry, with a combination of heavy frost, driving rain and blustery skie. more »»

ADK makes changes in latest guidebook

September 21, 2012 The Adirondack Mountain Club has released a new edition of its High Peaks hiking guidebook. more »»

Hunting season approaches with autumn in the air

September 15, 2012 With the arrival of the first frost of the fall season, sportsmen’s attention has increasingly become focused on a traditional shift in the direction of Adirondack outdoor sporting endeavors. more »»

Little bit of everything in 90-Miler

September 13, 2012 SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Canoe Classic once again lived up to its name. more »»

Self-nourishment in a remote wilderness

September 9, 2012 In recent weeks, I’ve devoted a lot of ink to exploring the benefits of outdoor travel and the concept of wilderness within the Adirondack Park. I have challenged readers and raised many questions. more »»

City kids get Adirondack experience

September 7, 2012 PAUL SMITHS — Living in New York City, sometimes it’s hard to imagine what it’s like in upstate, especially somewhere as different as the Adirondack. more »»

Signs of change as autumn looms

September 2, 2012 Traditionally, Labor Day weekend signals the completion of the summer season in the Adirondacks. more »»

AmeriCorps lends Newcomb a helping hand

August 31, 2012 NEWCOMB — A crew of about eight AmeriCorps workers lent state, town and private facilities in Newcomb a much-needed hand this summer. more »»

No surprise: July heat a record-breaker

August 19, 2012 While it is unlikely to be a surprise for anyone who has spent much time outdoors this summer, the month of July was the hottest ever recorded in the lower 48 states. more »»

Helldiver moose draws a crowd

August 17, 2012 Few if any people know the Moose River Plains in the southwestern Adirondacks as well as retired forest ranger Gary Lee. He’s spent years working in the area and continues to visit regularly. more »»

Whether wilderness or not?

August 11, 2012 If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does the event constitute noise pollution in the wilderness? What about the blaring sound of a train whistle in the distance, or... more »»

Adirondackaphiles unite in the land of extremes

August 4, 2012 Over the past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed a variety of lectures, presentations, book launches and an assortment of gatherings that brought together numerous Adirondack history enthusiasts. more »»

Restoring the East Branch of the AuSable

August 1, 2012 KEENE VALLEY — After more than a decade of being mired in the planning stages, a major river project on the East Branch of the AuSable River is under way. more »»

Is there any true wilderness left in the Park?

July 28, 2012 Despite more than two centuries of forest harvest and the combined and increasingly brutal onslaughts of floods, wind storms, wildfires, invasive species, climate change and ice storms, the... more »»

Work begins on AuSable restoration project

July 27, 2012 KEENE?VALLEY — Work started this week on a river bank stabilization and habitat restoration project along the East Branch of the AuSable River in the hamlet of Keene Valley. more »»

Recreation, history on the south slopes

July 21, 2012 Last weekend, I traveled to the south side of the High Peaks to visit the hamlet of Newcomb. more »»

Exploring a new route up a classic mountain

July 18, 2012 KEENE — The gash of brown rock rises amid thick green hardwood forest on Cascade Mountain, making a wide new alternate route up one of the most popular peaks in the Adirondack. more »»

The pleasures of summer in a small town

July 15, 2012 Among the many pleasures of an Adirondack summer are the numerous opportunities it provides to revisit old tradition. more »»



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