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Discovering new horizons away from home

January 11, 2017 It’s been many years since I first traveled with my wife to visit the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula, near Chichen Itza, Mexico. more »»

Christmas count finds a few surprises

January 4, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — The annual Christmas bird count saw fewer birds than normal this year, but several species were spotted in record numbers. more »»

Hunting camp will always provide outlet for days of yore

January 4, 2017 The annual big game season was again hampered by warm weather and the lack of a consistent snow cover this year. It is a situation that has become a steady trend in recent years. more »»

Hiker fees in the High Peaks?

December 29, 2016 Trailhead parking areas packed with cars. Throngs of hikers streaming into the woods. Big crowds atop rocky mountain summits. more »»

Common loon rescued on nearby Adirondack pond

December 29, 2016 Researchers and rescuers were busy Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, capturing a stranded loon that had become iced in on Follensby Clear Pond near Upper Saranac Lake. more »»

All I want for Christmas is more snow

December 22, 2016 A year ago, anyone in the Olympic Region who wanted to see snow for Christmas had to drive to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington to see the man-made snow. It was a green Christmas. more »»

Whiteface Mountain hosts media day

December 22, 2016 WILMINGTON — More than three dozen reporters, photographers and cameramen enjoyed a day of free skiing and food at Whiteface Mountain Wednesday, Dec. 14 during the mountain’s annual media day event. more »»

A cold trip to the top of the state

December 21, 2016 It was one of those bitter January mornings, where the snow creaks under foot and the car sounds like it’s in pain when the key is turned. more »»

Know your ice and travel with caution

December 21, 2016 The fresh snow squeaked under foot as I walked briskly toward the trailhead. more »»

Dramatic video, photos of Algonquin rescue released

December 15, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a short video showing Tuesday’s dramatic helicopter rescue of one of the two hikers who went missing on Algonquin Peak. more »»

Social media effect

December 15, 2016 LAKE?PLACID — As David Gomlak walks through each nook of the hostel he owns with his wife, Terri Maxymillian, their unconditional love for the Adirondack 46 High Peaks is reflected at every turn. more »»

Hundreds of Santas ski at Whiteface Mountain for a day

December 15, 2016 WILMINGTON — On Sunday, Dec. 11, Whiteface Mountain hosted its first monthly Give Back Sunday as well as its second annual Santa Ski Free Day. more »»

Rescued hikers back home after 2 nights on mountain

December 14, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Two hikers who went missing Sunday, Dec. 11 on Algonquin Peak were located and rescued Tuesday after spending two unplanned nights out in bitter cold weathe. more »»

The winter season rumbles in

December 14, 2016 The rumble of passing snowplows has steadily increased over the last week as a series of snowstorms continued to pass through the region. more »»

Consider survival on any winter trip

December 14, 2016 Earlier this week, a pair of hikers became lost in the High Peaks and spent two unplanned nights in what can be described as arctic conditions. more »»

Missing hikers found alive, hypothermic near Algonquin summit

December 13, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The two hikers who went missing on Algonquin Peak and spent two unplanned nights out in bitter cold weather have been found alive but may be severely hypothermic. more »»

DEC searching for missing hikers in High Peaks

December 13, 2016 LAKE PLACID – State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers are conducting a search for two hikers who failed to return from a hiking trip up Algonquin Peak in the High Peaks... more »»

DEC attempts to curtail accidental discharges, fatalities

December 7, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking up an awareness campaign in the wake of several hunting-related shooting deaths this year. more »»

Stalking whitetails in snowless woods

December 7, 2016 There was a time, not so long ago, when a brisk, cold blanket of snow covered the local landscape for a fair share of the year. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Konowitz sheds light on backcountry rescue volunteers

December 1, 2016 KEENE — During frigid, icy winters here in the Adirondacks, rescue phone calls from deep within the wilderness occur on a weekly basis. more »»

 
 

 

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