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Groups to urge lawmakers to OK Cuomo’s mega-trail plan

March 9, 2017 ALBANY (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts and activists from across New York will gather in Albany to urge state lawmakers to back Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for a 750-mile trail system. more »»

Recaptivating youth interest in outdoors

March 8, 2017 I spent a majority of the past week skiing through the local woods, where I found snow conditions ranging from bare ground to bulletproof, with a few pockets of crust and dust and just a hint of... more »»

New hiking challenge offered in Lake George

March 8, 2017 The trend of earning hiking patches by completing challenges continues, with the newly-formed Lake George 12ster challenge. more »»

DEC issues High Peaks warnings

March 8, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued three warnings for users of the High Peaks, and two popular trails are affected. more »»

APA won’t make decision on Boreas this week

March 8, 2017 RAY BROOK — As the Adirondack Park Agency holds its monthly meeting this week, one conspicuous absence from the agenda is a decision on Boreas Ponds. more »»

Adirondack Mountain Club facility opens for info, rentals, bathrooms

March 7, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Glass tables showcasing High Peaks maps and trails, two cash registers and a working fireplace — hikers at the state’s most popular trailhead will now depart from a spacious and... more »»

DEC to hold powerline meeting with Lake Placid, North Elba

March 7, 2017 LAKE PLACID — In the wake of the 19-hour blackout that left this village without power on the night of Feb. 25 and morning of Feb. more »»

Hiker falls off cliff on Whiteface Mountain

March 7, 2017 WILMINGTON — A Quebec man was seriously injured Saturday morning after he fell off a cliff while hiking Whiteface Mountain. The 26-year-old, from St. more »»

State ski areas to go renewable by 2030

March 6, 2017 WILMINGTON — New York’s state-owned ski resorts, such as Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in this mountain town, will use 100-percent renewable energy by 2030, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Frida. more »»

Follow Roosevelt’s path to presidency

March 1, 2017 LONG LAKE — Imagine being so hated by the political bosses in your own state that they actually work to promote you to a “useless” position. more »»

Unplug to restore vital connection to natural world

March 1, 2017 Child’s play may help all of us to live a longer, happier and healthier lif. more »»

Massive snow-moving effort to save Snowshoe Championships

February 24, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Tons of snow was moved to and around Dewey Mountain Recreation Center Friday, Feb. more »»

Whiteface revenue soars over President’s Weekend

February 23, 2017 WILMINGTON — Clear skies, lots of powdery snow and more than 80 open trails resulted in a three-day holiday weekend of revenue for Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Friday through Sunday, Feb. more »»

DEC issues avalanche warning for High Peaks Wilderness Area

February 23, 2017 LAKE PLACID — With days of heavy snowfall leading to soaring temperatures last weekend, the state Department of Environmental Conservation was advising backcountry users that there is an increased... more »»

New York State DEC offering ‘trail supporter’ patch

February 23, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a newly designed “trail supporter” patch for sale starting March 1. more »»

Touring historic Santanoni as winter lulls

February 22, 2017 NEWCOMB — After two straight days of sunshine and above-freezing temperatures, my friend and I decided we better get out skiing again before the snow is completely gone. So on Monday, Fe. more »»

Land-use debates pervasive across the country

February 22, 2017 Last year, organizers of the annual Outdoor Retailer Expo, which is likely the largest outdoor equipment trade show in the world, threatened to pull the plug on their popular trade show. more »»

Conditions just right for backcountry skiing

February 15, 2017 It appears the winter season will remain in command of the land for a spell. more »»

Bear harvest numbers lower than usual in 2016

February 15, 2017 Hunters in New York took fewer bears than normal last year, but the biggest bear killed in 2016 was more than 30 pounds heavier than the previous year’s largest. more »»

Keene ice climbing guide seriously hurt in fall

February 14, 2017 A Keene climbing guide suffered grievous injuries when he fell about 50 feet while ice climbing at Chapel Pond Wednesday, Feb. 8. more »»

 
 

 

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