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Abell 426 – Perseus Cluster
"This cluster contains thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree gass, and is considered one of the most massive objects within the universe."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy 
2 days ago by adirondacks
Winter Preview Weekend at the HO!
"Skiing Saturday at the Happiest Place on Earth!"
buzz  adirondacks  ski  lakeplacid  essexcounty  events  snow  orda 
7 days ago by adirondacks
Puffer Mountain (3472') and Bullhead Mountain (3432') - Siamese Ponds Wilderness - 11/16/14
"Sunday wasn't a bluebird day near Indian Lake, but is was nice enough to get out a climb a pair of peaks on the ADK Hundred Highest list (102 highest)."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty 
10 days ago by adirondacks
Join First Public Hike on Wildway Passage Trail
"We invite hikers of all ages to meet on Angier Hill Road, about ½ mile north of Lakeshore Road, to walk the easy two-mile trail loop and then go to Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams for cider and cookies."
buzz  events  essexcounty  hike  westport  adirondacks  lakechamplain 
14 days ago by adirondacks
The Perfect Adirondack Day Hike……. Indian Head.
"The Lake Road and the Ausable Club are privately owned land, but there is an easement to allow hikers to use the property so long as they follow a simple set of rules."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
15 days ago by adirondacks
Snyder Hill and Oliver Hill - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - 11/11/14
"A little further in the distance I could see the Town of Minerva, Moxham Mountain and Gore Mountain."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
16 days ago by adirondacks
Why police get a bad rap
"Until the police start cracking down themselves on the bad actors within their ranks, the public will continue to unfairly generalize them all as abusive."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  saratogacounty  crime 
18 days ago by adirondacks
Mysterious Aircraft Wreckage At Spruce Lake
"It’s much harder to find them then people would think."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  accident 
18 days ago by adirondacks
Support Needed for Backcountry Skiing on Forest Preserve Land
Complicated, and just one of many possible issues that will arise from any revision of the SLMP.
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  ski  conservation  politics 
23 days ago by adirondacks
Crane Pond Road is a Mess
"This summer, there were regular reports about cars and trucks getting stuck in a mud wallow at a degraded point where the Crane Pond Road cuts through a wetland."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  dec  schroonlake  essexcounty  conservation 
24 days ago by adirondacks
Saddleback and Jay Mountains - Jay Mountain Wilderness Area - 11/2/14
"The start of the bushwhack looked a little intimidating, but it wasn't bad."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
24 days ago by adirondacks
Elephant Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain - Lake George Wild Forest - 10/25/14
"The Lake George Wild Forest offers unlimited opportunities for open forest bushwhacking."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Journey to OK Slip
"New trail leads to a spectacular view of one of the Adirondacks’ highest waterfalls and to the Hudson River Gorge."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Cutting down on salt
"Experts and officials look for ways to reduce the use of road salt, which can persist in the environment for many years."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  transportation  pollution  snow  weather 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Lost, Seeking A Sign
"Despite the fact it seemed we were traveling eastward, we had backtracked miles to the opposite point."
buzz  adirondacks  photography  franklincounty 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
For a Good Time…Plan Ahead and Prepare
"It’s somewhat understandable that hikers are determined to follow through with plans they’ve made, often months in advance, regardless of conditions.  They’ve invested time, energy, money, and emotion into the trip."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  camp  highpeaks 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Cuomo and the Adirondacks
"The Department of Environmental Conservation has taken every step to ensure that exploratory drilling on the 200-acre parcel is done in a protective manner and minimizes any possible effects."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  conservation  politics  dec 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Wallface Mountain (3700') from Upper Works - 10/13/14
"No rain was forecast, but I was prepared just in case.  You never know when the weather might change in the mountains."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Walk to Moose Pond (Saranac Lake)
"The trail to Moose Pond is generally flat with a few rolling hills."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  bloomingdale  franklincounty 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Duck Hole from Upper Works - 10/12/14
"The closest road or trailhead is at Upper Works, 7 miles away."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Wevertown Cemetery, Johnsburg, N.Y.
"The cemetery is probably best known for being the burial place of John Thurman"
buzz  adirondacks  warrencounty  heritage  johnsburg 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Mt. Van Hoevenberg: 10/05/2014
"Years ago, when I was young and single, I was all about the High Peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  hike 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
An Adirondack Wilderness Imperiled
"The wilderness areas of this state are not a disposable resource, to be consumed and discarded. They must be preserved. Forever."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  economicdevelopment 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Dogs will enhance trail use
"In the realm of recreation trails, as in so many others, consideration and common sense should reign."
buzz  editorial  bike  hike  warrencounty 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Silver Lake Mountain
"Near the summit is a wide-open rocky area with clear views of Silver Lake and Taylor Pond."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  clintoncounty 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Calamity Mountain (3620') - High Peaks Wilderness - 10/5/14
"One lesson that I've learned is that you can't rush in when you are bushwhacking."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
More Work to Do at Split Rock Wildway
"For the long-term viability of the wildlife corridor, at least 12,000 continuous acres from Split Rock to the Jay Range need protection."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakechamplain  conservation  splitrock  wildlife 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Saving Pyrola minor on Whiteface Mountain
"Globally, this circumboreal species is considered stable and is found in many European countries in addition to the U.S. and Canada."
buzz  adirondacks  flora  conservation  whiteface 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Indian Lake (Adirondacks) - NY | Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip
"Indian Lake is 14 miles long and is part of a chain in the southern Adirondacks."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  indianlake  hamiltoncounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Split Rock Wildway: Protecting Biological Riches
"Split Rock Wildway is full of biological riches that we need to preserve (and even increase)"
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  essexcounty  lakechamplain  splitrock  wildlife 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Shanty Cliffs, NY
"Leaves were peaking and the views were stunning."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  foliage  warrencounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
A Quintessential Autumn Day in the Adirondacks
"The vibrant colors were at peak, the sun was shining, the temperatures were in the mid-70s and the smell of balsam filled the air."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  weather  foliage 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Buck Mountain: 09/28/2014
"Where there were just hints of color last weekend, the hillsides are now sporting brilliant yellows, oranges and reds."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  foliage  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Blistered Reflections on the Northville-Placid Trail
"The N-P Trail was the first major project that ADK sponsored in 1922."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  npt  heritage 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
NGC 7023 – The Iris Nebula
"This nebula is lit by the bright star SAO 19158 at a magnitude of 7."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy  photography 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
A rush of color up Split Rock Mt. (audio)
"Adirondack trailheads and trails were jammed this past weekend when clear skies and summery temperatures added incentive to get outdoors and do something."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  splitrock  foliage 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
German Foresters Visit The Ranger School
"Visitors bring an international flare to Family Weekend"
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  forestpreserve  conservation 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
High Autumn
"It’s not birthdays or New Year’s day, but it’s this time of year when I feel another year older."
buzz  adirondacks  weather 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Lake Lila and Mount Frederica - William C. Whitney Wilderness, NY - 9/28/14
"Our goal for this weekend was to have a relaxed fall foliage weekend (with a little hiking of course)..."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  camp  hamiltoncounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
This blessing called Indian summer
"Is it possibly offensive, as in the name of a Washington football team?" - seriously?
buzz  adirondacks  weather 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
A Forest Preserve lean-to on Chub Pond turned into a private camp
On the one had, this is (should?) be illegal, on the other - this is one awesome lean-to.
buzz  adirondacks  camp  forestpreserve  dec 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Detail Not Spanking New But Still Fascinating
These are the kind of historical-facts that often get overlooked.
buzz  elizabethtown  media  heritage  adirondacks 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Fall Equinox
"So, the fall equinox offers up a rag bag of transitional meaning. Take what serves you. Leave the rest."
buzz  adirondacks  weather  foliage 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Bill, the rattlesnake guy
"Asked if he’d ever been bitten, Bill rather reluctantly conceded he had."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  snake 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Whiteface Mountain Improvements 2014
"As the summer comes to a close Whiteface is wrapping up a busy off-season making a variety of improvements and changes to snowmaking, trails and lodges."
buzz  essexcounty  whiteface  lakeplacid  orda  ski  snow 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Couchsachraga Peak for my wife Leesa's ADK 46er Finish! - 9/20/14
"The trail to Couch was a bit sloppy, and of course the Couchie swamp still exists."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  highpeaks 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Where is the Split Rock Wildway?
"This wildlife corridor runs southwest through the Split Rock Range on Lake Champlain, west over Coon Mountain, northwest over Sprig and Cob Hills and Boquet Mountain, then west to Poko-Moonshine, the Jay Range, and the High Peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  highpeaks  essexcounty  wildlife  conservation 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Protect loses another round in Big Tupper resort fight (comments)
"Some environmental activists felt that the court’s decision set a dangerous precedent, allowing state officials too much leeway in interpreting laws designed to protect open space in the Adirondacks."
buzz  adirondacks  adkclubresort  tupperlake  franklincounty  conservation  economicdevelopment  politics 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
PROTECT-Sierra Club plan to make motion for leave for appeal
"Protect the Adirondacks and Sierra Club strongly disagreed with the Appellate Court decision."
buzz  adirondacks  adkclubresort  franklincounty  tupperlake  conservation  economicdevelopment  politics 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Whiteface Mtn uphill footrace: 09/13/2014
"Because it’s New York’s fifth highest peak, because of its Olympic heritage and skiing history, because of the pure challenge of running 3600 vertical feet uphill in 8 miles."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  whiteface  events  orda 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
CATS Application Approved By Land Trust Alliance's Accreditation Commission
"This is a great opportunity to guarantee that our policies comply with LTA standards and ensure we operate in a consistent and effective manner to save land and make trails."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakechamplain  essexcounty 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Major New Forest Clearcuts between Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake
"Under current forest management laws administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA), these types of “patch clearcuts” are legal as long as individual patches are 25 acres or less and that there is an ample separation distance between the clearcuts that are maintained (uncut) for 10 years."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  economicdevelopment 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Split Rock Wildway: A Critical Wildlife Corridor
"The ten or more conservation and recreation groups helping protect Split Rock Wildway are working for wildlife, quiet recreation, and a safe climate."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wildlife  splitrock  essexcounty  lakechamplain 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Climbing Loon Lake Mountain (Fire Tower)
"The 2.8-mile trail is accessed from a parking area on CR 26 in the Town of Franklin, north of Loon Lake."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Those Piles of Rock
Cairns help to minimize herd-paths on the most popular trails, but technically may be illegal on state-lands.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Re-Enacting the Battle of Plattsburgh (audio)
"In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain."
buzz  adirondacks  plattsburgh  events  lakechamplain  heritage  clintoncounty 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Chubb Pond Trail in the Black River Wild Forest is Hammered by Illegal ATV Use
"Dozens of spots along the 3 miles from the Bear Creek Road to Chubb Pond had extensive ruts from recent ATV use."
buzz  adirondacks  atv  dec  forestpreserve  conservation  herkimercounty 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
A pivotal naval battle
"American forces routed the British on Sept. 11, 1814, in Plattsburgh Bay"
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  plattsburgh  clintoncounty  heritage  events 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
IC 5070 – The Pelican Nebula
"The Pelican lies close to the star Deneb, about 1800 light years from our solar system, and the dark space splitting IC 5070 and NGC 7000 is actually a dark nebula."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy  photography 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Four ponds and a peak
"A family spends a delightful two days paddling and hiking in the St. Regis Canoe Area—and, best of all, there were no long carries."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  franklincounty 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Rafting the Hudson Gorge: 09/02/2014
"On the day of our trip, the river was running at just about 3 feet, a level that is considered to be a good flow in summer."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Rail Trail will add to tourism
"The time has come for the state to complete its corridor-review process so we can make the best use of this splendid but sadly underutilized resource."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  train  economicdevelopment  bike 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
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