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Backcountry Report: Expect sun, cold, wind, snow

January 16, 2015 Dress for the cold Saturday, and be prepared for snow Sunday if you’re entering the backcountry this weekend. The National Weather Service reports that Saturday is expected to be sunny but col. more »»

Rangers rescue distressed, lost hikers

January 16, 2015 RAY BROOK — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers responded to two search-and-rescue incidents in the Adirondacks from Jan. 5 to Jan. more »»

Golden moment

January 15, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The municipal toboggan slide on Parkside Drive will open for its 50th season on Saturday, Jan. 17 in time for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. more »»

Climbers gear up for Mountainfest

January 15, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — The word “metanoia” is used to describe a change in a person’s life through patience or spiritual conversion. more »»

Skating path returns to Mirror Lake

January 12, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A popular skating path around Mirror Lake is back for a second winter. more »»

Adventure awaits in the new year

January 9, 2015 It’s easy to get used to living in an area and become complacen. more »»

ADK readies for Winterfest this weekend

January 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The first ADK Winterfest was plagued by warm weather, rain and slush, but that didn’t stop people from showing up. more »»

A Christmas surprise from an old friend

January 9, 2015 I recently received a belated Christmas card in the mail. It arrived with no return address, and the author requested no reply. more »»

Crusty winter conditions prevail in the backcountry

January 9, 2015 Winter-like temperatures and a little snow are expected to characterize backcountry conditions this weekend in the Adirondacks. more »»

Backcountry conditions vary with changing weather

January 2, 2015 Anyone entering the backcountry should expect a variety of conditions this weekend, with fair winter weather Saturday warming to 45 degrees and rainy Sunday. more »»

Lake trout and climate change

December 20, 2014 The future of lake trout in Adirondack waters is uncertain, and scientists are beginning to understand why. more »»

Water ski event vote fails

December 16, 2014 LAKE PLACID — A proposal to have a controversial water ski competition return to Mirror Lake in 2015 seems to be dead in the wate. more »»

Clock is ticking on Lyme disease

December 15, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The threat of Lyme disease is real in the Adirondacks. more »»

Locals charged in Essex County drug sweep

December 15, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — Three local residents are among 13 people arrested Friday, Dec. 12 in an Essex County-wide sweep of suspected drug dealers. The multi-agency roundup started at 6 a.m. more »»

A conversation about bats

December 13, 2014 As white-nose syndrome continues to spread, new conversations about how to protect bats are underway. more »»

The long, hard journey of the gray wolf

December 13, 2014 Earlier this year, policymakers at the U.. more »»

Whiteface’s electricity out for second day

December 11, 2014 Heavy, wet snow brought by the winter’s first big storm toppled trees into utility lines Wednesday, causing widespread electrical outages in northern Essex County, including at Whiteface Mountain Sk... more »»

Returning to our home in the woods

December 6, 2014 I’ve been busy researching the therapeutic benefits of outdoor travel in the aftermath of the Wellness Summit recently hosted at the Lake Clear Lodge. more »»

CATS director receives outdoor educators award

December 5, 2014 Champlain Area Trails director Chris Maron was recently honored with a New York State Outdoor Educators Association environmental impact award. more »»

Gore’s new lift is running

December 1, 2014 Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek began operating its new $6 million chairlift Friday, Nov. 28. “We just opened up the new lift today,” Gore manager Mike Pratt said. more »»

 
 

 

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