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Cat Mountain: 05/23/2015
"The new route climbs about a thousand vertical feet in two miles from Edgecomb Pond to the summit."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
yesterday by adirondacks
Peaked Hills - Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area - 5/25/15
"17th Brook typically has a decent amount of water flowing through it, even in dry times."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
yesterday by adirondacks
Wilmington Slide and Silver Lake Bog Trail - 5/24/15
Another interesting combo-hike - The Bog is always a great showcase for folks unable to hike rugged-terrain.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  clintoncounty  essexcounty 
2 days ago by adirondacks
Cheney Pond Road Snowmobile Trail - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - Minerva - 5/23/15
"The trail runs from Hoffman Road in Minerva, all the way to the Blue Ridge Road in North Hudson."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
4 days ago by adirondacks
Snapping Turtles: Venerable Denizens of Murky Waters
"Snapping Turtles do indeed snap and lurk below the surface in murky waters, giving fright to small waterfowl and timid skinny-dippers."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife 
4 days ago by adirondacks
Values in Conflict in the Backcountry
"Without some degree of management, 'wildness' cannot survive the number of people who seek to enjoy it."
buzz  wilderness  adirondacks  conservation 
14 days ago by adirondacks
New York loon status report: "pretty good" (audio)
"New York's loon population continues to expand, and there are more breeding pairs of loons in the Adirondacks now than in the 1980's."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation  newyork 
14 days ago by adirondacks
Roadside checkpoints raise thorny questions (audio)
Isn't there some kind of special spray that just targets invasives?
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  border  canada  politics 
16 days ago by adirondacks
Arnold Mountain and Gelina Basin - Jay Mountain Wilderness - 5/9/15
"It is located near the northern end of the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  jay  hike 
17 days ago by adirondacks
Fire is the main-killer for most Adirondack Camps.
buzz  adirondacks  fire  loonlake  franklincounty 
17 days ago by adirondacks
NYCO Finishes Test Drilling In Jay Mountain Wilderness
"NYCO cleared eleven sites but drilled at only eight. Of those eight, five yielded evidence of wollastonite reserves beneath."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lewis  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve  conservation 
22 days ago by adirondacks
Rocky Peak Ridge Traverse - Chapel Pond to New Russia - 5/2/15
"We went to Giant first and enjoyed the bare rock summit and warm temperatures with almost no wind."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
22 days ago by adirondacks
Lure of the wild trout stock
"DEC stocks tens of thousands of exotic fish in Adirondack waters each year, a practice that some observers believe diminishes populations of native brook trout."
wildlife  buzz  adirondacks  newyork  fish  dec  conservation  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve 
22 days ago by adirondacks
MV103: Loon calls -- a hauntingly beautiful part of the Adirondacks
"For those unfamiliar with the Adirondacks, that haunting cry floating across a still nighttime lake might conjure up thoughts of mountain spirits returning to take back their land."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird 
23 days ago by adirondacks
A Walk in the Park
"BUSHWHACKING THROUGH NEARLY IMPENETRABLE BOGS in the central woods of the Adirondacks, I am little more than bait as I swat away the black flies that swarm my skin."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation 
27 days ago by adirondacks
Noble Mountain (2927') - Giant Mountain Wilderness Area - 4/26/15
"Threre were quite a few slabs of rock along the way where views were plentiful."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
A Giant of a Spring Hike 4/22/15
"There were occasional snow showers just to keep things interesting."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
John Brown's funeral and gravestone (audio)
"The abolitionist John Brown was hanged in December 1859 after he and his followers raided the United States Arsenal in Harpers Ferry."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  politics  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Mud season and messy times in the north country
"Why not take advantage of the minimal crowds and venture forth?"
buzz  adirondacks  weather  hike  paddle 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Spring Cycling - Get out and Ride!
"The season is here, and it’s time to take advantage of it and have fun."
buzz  bike  adirondacks  weather 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Going the Tiny House Route
Reducing our footprint is the best way to go.
buzz  adirondacks 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Saranac Lake E-mail Policy Limits Government Transparency
This is the kind of journalism we need more of in the local press.
buzz  adirondacks  saranaclake  politics  media 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Hurricane Trail Re-route: A Herculean and Timely Effort
According to the history section of the area’s Unit Management Plan, the name Hurricane derives not from the weather but from a Native American name for the mountain, No-do-ne-yo, which means “hill of the wind.”
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
No chance Lake Placid will host another Olympics
So much corruption associated with Olympics. Best to avoid.
buzz  editorial  lakeplacid  essexcounty  olympics 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Anthonys's Nose, Record Hill and Flat Rock Shoreline - Lake George, NY - 4/4/15
"Lake George, in the southern Adirondacks of upstate New York is surrounded by many beautiful mountains, hills and overlooks."
buzz  adirondacks  lakegeorge  warrencounty  hike 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Gore Mountain: 03/28/2015
"In the mountains, winter hasn’t even started to think about loosening its grip."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Santanoni: Historic Preservation And Nature
"The Japanese influence on the camp’s layout, the impact the architecture makes, the history there – it does set your mind going."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  Santanoni  camp  essexcounty  newcomb  conservation  heritage 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - New Land Trust - Saranac, NY - 3/29/15
"The New Land Trust (NLT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that exists for the community and is supported by private donations.  The land parcel is 287 acres and 31 trails wind through the property.  Information and a nice trail map can be found on their website at"
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snowshoe  saranac  newlandtrust  clintoncounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
It’s time to create a Lake Placid Ambassador program
"Lake Placid is the future of the Olympics; the future of the Olympics is Lake Placid. We're one in the same."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  olympics  lakeplacid  marketing  editorial 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Keene’s Tony Goodwin a force of nature
"If you've hiked in the High Peaks, you've probably walked all over Tony Goodwin's work."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  ski  keene 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
A brutal winter slowly yields to spring (audio)
"It has been a record-breaking winter in terms of snow and cold in New York's North Country."
buzz  adirondacks  weather 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Noonmark Mountain - Dix Mountain Wilderness - 3/18/15
"The "easy" way up is from the Ausable Club Road via the Henry L. Stimson trail."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Hurricane Mountain from Route 9N - 3/17/15
"I got out of work at 4 PM and told some folks I was going to do a quick climb of Hurricane. They looked at me like I had two heads."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Colvin and Blake 3/15/15 for #44-45: Dedicated to my boy Mills
"I pretty much just leave my bag packed all winter and my shell stuff in a pile so it didn't end up being all that tough." - heh, me too.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Who are we in Lake Placid? What is our identity?
"In my opinion, a lot of the problem is that ORDA and the Convention and Visitors Bureau don't work together, year round, for the common goal of promoting the community, for the benefit of the whole region."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  lakeplacid  tourism  destinationmarketing  essexcounty  orda  taxes  olympics 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - Pine Pond Trail - Lake Placid - 3/14/15
"It is actually an old woods road that connects Averyville Road in Lake Placid to Oseetah Lake in Saranac Lake."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Moonlight Hike to The Pinnacle
"Not only did the hike raise awareness of the Land Conservancy’s effort to save the mountain, but it also brought visitors to town on an otherwise ordinary March evening."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
For sub-arctic birds, the North Country is Florida
"Maybe we could learn some tricks from these hardy vacationers."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  weather 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Wooden skis still have fans in a high-tech age of plastic and steel (audio)
"Even in this high-tech age of plastic and metal, and waxless skis, some die-hards say a good wooden ski is hard to beat."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  heritage 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Marcy and Skylight 3/7/15: winter high peaks 42 and 43
"Being on the highest point of New York State never ceases to blow my mind. You can't help but linger for just a moment thinking of what that means and the novelty of a journey to get there."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  climb  marcy  essexcounty 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
MacNaughton Mountain (4000') - High Peaks Wilderness - 3/7/15
"As many people know, MacNaughton Mountain has the dubious distinction of being the only 4000' mountain in the Adirondack Park that is not on the 46ers list of 4000' high peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  essexcounty 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
ADK's Volunteer Trail Work 2014 Accomplishments
"Over 240 volunteers participated in various ADK Supervised Volunteer trail projects & workshops in 2014."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  conservation 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Winter Camping 101
Practicing logistics in a low-risk way.... excellent start to camping in the Best Season.
buzz  adirondacks  weather  camp  snow 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Hiker's death hangs over trip
"You don't go out in weather like that, do you?"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  weather  highpeaks 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Zombie tourism
"The Adirondacks: Where it’s easy to escape!"
buzz  adirondacks  tourism 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Gore Mountain: 02/28/2015
"A beautiful, cloudless sky took the edge off Saturday morning's single-digit cold."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Haystack and Basin 2/28/15
"How would the conditions be? Would I have to buy crampons and an ice ax?"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Peru Nordic Evil Empire Set to Defend the Faith at 2015 NYSSRA Championships
"However it all shakes out, count on a strong contingent of Nordiques to be out in force on Saturday to Ski and Destroy!"
buzz  adirondacks  ski  events  peru 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Watching Wilderness grow as the forest reclaims the Burn Road
"The State of New York has owned the Burn Road on the north side of Little Tupper Lake, part of the William C. Whitney Wilderness area, since 1997 when it bought the 14,700-acre north end of the larger Whitney tract. It was classified as Wilderness soon thereafter"
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  littletupper  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
2 Notorious Guides In Adirondack History
"Before railroads and automobiles, travelers depended on the quality and skills of North Woods guides to show them the region’s natural beauty, to feed them and provide the best in hunting and fishing."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  crime 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
‘Miracle On Ice’ Players Wondering If They Can Reunite Somewhere Other Than Lake Placid
"Eruzione added that the team would happily spend the event’s 40th anniversary in Russia if it meant they would never have to return to Lake Placid again."
buzz  adirondacks  lakeplacid  olympics  essexcounty 
february 2015 by adirondacks
Marcy, Gray and . . . spruce traps!
"In case you haven’t noticed, the temperatures this winter have been below average and snowfall has been above average."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  snowshoe  highpeaks  essexcounty 
february 2015 by adirondacks
Seven Awesome Adirondack Stats
"...the Adirondack Park is large and full of awesome places to visit and explore."
buzz  adirondacks  photography 
february 2015 by adirondacks
Major changes afoot for management of the “forever wild” Forest Preserve
"If there is a unifying theme to the master plan, it is that the protection and preservation of the natural resources of the state lands within the Park must be paramount."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  newyork  politics  apa 
february 2015 by adirondacks
Dial and Nippletop 2/21/15
"Once we got close to the summit, we knew conditions were going to be tough."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
february 2015 by adirondacks
XC Ski - Tirrell Pond - Blue Mountain Wild Forest - 2/22/15
"No one had been on the trail since last nights 2" of snow, and that was all that was covering a nice base; perfect for xc skiing."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  hamiltoncounty 
february 2015 by adirondacks
XC Ski - Essex Chain of Lakes - Fifth Lake to Eighth Lake Loop - 2/21/15
"The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area is the latest addition to the State Forest Preserve and has been a welcome addition to the Adirondack Park, especially for paddlers."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  essexcounty 
february 2015 by adirondacks
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