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Rangers provide invaluable public service

July 13, 2016 Each and every week, you can read in this paper about state forest rangers rescuing lost people or providing backcountry medical care to hikers with broken ankles. more »»

Cooking up an appetite with tasty camp fare

July 13, 2016 The old saying “an Army marches on its stomach” also holds true for hikers, paddlers and similar outdoor travelers. more »»

Ernie Coons is a mentor who will be missed

July 8, 2016 Every kid needs an old timer to kick around with It’s the way of the woods, especially when it comes to outdoor pursuits. more »»

Rock snot: It’s native but can be a nuisance

July 8, 2016 Rock snot is the not-so-sexy name of a slimy goop that can be found clinging to rocks in streams of the Northeast. more »»

DEC adopts new conservation plan for bald eagles

July 7, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week a finalized plan for protecting bald eagles in New York. more »»

Bike event lets people tour local farms

June 30, 2016 Imagine biking from farm to farm, getting samples of food raised right there where you stop to take a break, cows lingering in the pasture as you glide by on your bike. more »»

A New High Peaks hiking challenge

June 29, 2016 Erik Schlimmer is the kind of guy who likes a challenge. But not just any challenge. He likes to pick one that nobody else has done. Or at least that only one or two other people have done. more »»

The trails and rivers less traveled

June 29, 2016 I spent most of the past week enjoying views from the eastern edge of the Adirondacks while traveling on the increasingly popular Champlain Area Trails system, or CAT. more »»

Beware of ticks, especially in Keene, doctor warns

June 23, 2016 Keene and Keene Valley are often considered epicenters of hiking, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits, but the area is becoming known as an epicenter for another, not so flattering thing: Lyme... more »»

Seggos confirmed as DEC commissioner

June 23, 2016 Acting Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate to be the 15th commissioner of the DEC on Thursday, June 1. more »»

Moose hunting bill moves forward

June 22, 2016 A bill that would have the state Department of Environmental Conservation develop moose hunting regulations passed the state Senate last week. Sen. more »»

Historical look at Rainbow narrows

June 22, 2016 We set off from Buck Pond campground in Onchiota, and as soon as we hit the water, the bugs were gone with a light breeze that barely rippled the wate. more »»

ADIRONDACK GADABOUT: Let’s not forget, we were all rookies at one time

June 22, 2016 As the annual camping season arrives, it is important to be patient when dealing with newcomers — whether in the field, the forest or on the water. more »»

Legislature OKs Adirondack-Catskill land bank

June 21, 2016 The state legislature approved two measures last week that affect both public and private land owners in the Adirondack Park: creating a "land bank" and sorting out Raquette Lake disputes dating to... more »»

Hiker’s death ruled accidental

June 21, 2016 ST. HUBERTS - The death of a hiker over the weekend at Roaring Brook Falls has been ruled accidental by Essex County Cororner Frank Whitelaw. more »»

Craig confirmed to chair APA

June 18, 2016 The state Senate confirmed Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner Sherman Craig Friday night to chair the agency board and Franklin County Legislator Barb Rice of Saranac Lake to be an APA commissione. more »»

Bass fight their way to blue collar status

June 15, 2016 Although the Adirondack region has long been recognized for cold-water species such as brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon, it is the warm-water species of bass, perch and northern pike... more »»

Throwing a few ducks into the mix

June 15, 2016 A few months ago, I wrote about ordering baby chickens through the mail, and how we wanted to get a couple “fluff butts” as pets. more »»

GIVING BACK: Couple supports suicide prevention with 46 Climbs

June 9, 2016 KEENE — It was here in the wilderness of this mountain town where Kolby Ziemendorf and Catherine Zarnofsky started their pursuit of becoming Adirondack 46ers like so many others, atop the summit o... more »»



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