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Kyler prepares for Patagonia race

February 13, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The first time Lee Kyler visits South America, it will be to do something no American has ever done: win the Last Wild Race. Kyler won’t be alone, though. On Feb. more »»

Retuning within more peaceful surroundings

February 13, 2015 Despite our increasingly technological society, it has been proven that traveling to forests, lakes and similar wild places provides us with an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world. more »»

Whiteface race picks up speed

February 13, 2015 WILMINGTON — A new marathon is still awaiting final approval from the state to allow hundreds of runners to go up and down Whiteface Mountain this summer. more »»

GIVING BACK: NYSEF needs votes to win $25,000 prize

February 11, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The New York Ski Educational Foundation is calling on the community to help it win a video challenge that carries a $25,000 prize. more »»

A home for budding naturalists

February 6, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — Science isn’t just for scientists anymore. more »»

A tip of the cap to disappearing values

February 6, 2015 Every small town has a few of ’em. They’re quiet and unassuming, but equally gregarious and excitable — no one seems to know why or when. more »»

UP CLOSE: Life on the edge

February 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Bill Frazer and his wife, Mel, have made visiting other places a priority in their lives. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Meet one of the Mirror Lake mushers

February 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — For about 27 years, a local man has been carrying out a dog sledding tradition on Mirror Lake that spans decades. more »»

2014 was 2nd best year for safe hunting in New York

February 2, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials say last year’s hunting season had the second-lowest number of shooting-related accidents on record. more »»

WCS examines effects of development

January 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — For scientists, the best answers are often the ones that lead to more questions. more »»

Rules, reality and plain old common sense

January 30, 2015 File this one under the “Oh no, not again department.” As the recent incident report from the state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 explained, “On Jan. 20 at 1:33 a.m. more »»

Going green

January 29, 2015 LAKE PLACID — There’s a little more green at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center this month, but skiers don’t seem to mind since there’s plenty of snow. On Dec. more »»

Big Tupper hosts grand opening this weekend

January 29, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — After an unseasonably warm Christmas week melted much of its snow, Big Tupper Ski Area shut down, but now it is ready to open for 2015. more »»

Walk off the road, and into your senses

January 24, 2015 Boots, skis and snowshoes have been responsible for taking me to most of the interesting places I’ve traveled. more »»

Prepared for the worst on Pitchoff

January 23, 2015 KEENE — After a frigid start to the weekend, spring was in the air. I spent the day ice climbing last Saturday, and the temperature peaked at 5 degrees in the shadow of our climbing wal. more »»

USA Luge Toboggan races Jan. 31

January 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Fans of sliding sports, still buzzing from the three World Cup medals by USA Luge in Lake Placid last month, together with the annual Empire State Winter Games and the Saranac Lake... more »»

Lean year for birds

January 19, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Christmas Bird Count numbers were a little low here, possibly due to a lack of food in the wild. more »»

Ghosts of the wilderness appear in unexpected places

January 17, 2015 Dick Emperor, a veteran Adirondack guide and game protector with the old Conservation Department once claimed, “A guy that claims he’s never got lost, never went in the woods very far. more »»

Making connections

January 16, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Foul weather can make any multi-day backpacking trip seem like an endurance contest, but what if there were backcountry huts available to shelter the weary, weather-beaten traveler... more »»

 
 

 

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