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Grand Hike Success! What's Next?
"Over 250 people came to the Grand Hike to the Essex Inn last Saturday where they hiked on three new CATS trails on their way to the Block Party in Essex."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  essex  lakechamplain  events 
6 days ago by adirondacks
Tax Dollars Not At Work
"The city is supposed to keep downtown attractive but these rusty tombstones don't add to the al fresco ambience."
buzz  adirondacks  plattsburgh  clintoncounty  taxes 
11 days ago by adirondacks
Black flies are an equal opportunity species tormenter (audio)
"This pest of the northern spring targets other species than humans. Some varieties annoy deer and some live in the tree canopy to bedevil the birds."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  weather 
24 days ago by adirondacks
Home to history and mystery
"You’ll find here disappearing ponds, Lake Champlain’s sheerest shoreline, panoramic vistas, and a wonderfully varied network of trails."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  splitrock  lakechamplain 
25 days ago by adirondacks
Bouldering in the Adirondacks
"This ancient mountain range is laden with hundreds of peaks, lakes, cliffs and boulder fields!"
buzz  adirondacks  climb 
25 days ago by adirondacks
The Adirondacks: Wild at heart
"For the first time in more than a century, Boreas Ponds will open to the public."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
The Cobble Mountain - Sentinel Range Wilderness - 3/26/16
"If you are in the Wilmington area and have two hours to spare, consider this short bushwhack hike to to a wonderful summit."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  wilmington 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
APA independence needed
"Finding the proper balance between the historic mandate to preserve the pristine Adirondack wilderness and the recreational preferences and economic needs of the region is challenging."
bike  buzz  adirondacks  editorial  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  apa 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Winter Beauty in the Adirondacks: Mount Gray, Lake Colden, and Avalanche Lake
"Deep in the middle of the eroded dome that is the Adirondack Mountains lies Mount Gray and a series of alpine lakes, including the humble source of the Hudson River."
buzz  adirondacks  snowshoe  highpeaks  essexcounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Gore Mountain Easter: The Upside
"In the 1950s, snowmaking was introduced in the Catskills, and soon technology began to change skiing. Sixty years later resort skiing has become a business that can survive even the leanest of winters."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Hiking Community Saddened By Recent Death
"I had no friends. My only daughter was in China. I had no job, no money, and no English."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  weather 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Adirondack Moose Comeback
"Moose numbers in northern New York are thought to exceed 500 now."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
You think sledding as a kid was fun? Check out Lake Placid's bobsled track
"It’s awesome to stand inside one of the loops of the track, watching sleds bank high on the wall, pulling G-forces at 90-plus miles an hour."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  orda  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Good Luck Cliffs Mountain and Kane Mountain 2/27/16
"At the base of the cliffs are lots of little talus caves to explore and other nooks and crannies."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty  fultoncounty 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
El Niño Wildlife Sightings: Adirondack Coast
"It turns out that 2016 might be an off-year for snow sports, but it’s a bonanza for El Niño wildlife sightings in and around Essex!"
buzz  adirondacks  weather  wildlife  lakechamplain  essex 
february 2016 by adirondacks
Canoe Review: Adirondack Style
"The zenith watercraft of the Go-Light Brotherhood (yes, that was the name Sears gave them) was the nine-foot Sairy Gamp, an all- cedar lapstrake that weighed about 10 pounds."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  heritage 
february 2016 by adirondacks
Back in the East
"The day after I arrive in the States, a punch of winter hits the Adirondacks."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  climb 
january 2016 by adirondacks
Spruce Mountain (1782') - Lake George Wild Forest - 1/18/16
"As most people know, Lake George is blessed with amazing beauty; both from the water and from the surrounding mountains."
buzz  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  hike 
january 2016 by adirondacks
Rides in the Adirondacks
Not too soon to start thinking about Riding.
buzz  adirondacks  bike 
january 2016 by adirondacks
NY State has more than 300 backcountry shelters for backpackers to camp at; more than any other state.
"I am trying to spend a night in every single one. Here is a photo album with pictures of more than 200 of them that I've collected along my travels."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  newyork 
january 2016 by adirondacks
Whiteface Mtn: 12/31/2015 and 01/01/2016
"Crowded, frozen granular, overcast. On the surface, pretty crappy conditions. Somehow we managed to have a great time."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  whiteface  essexcounty  wilmington  snow 
january 2016 by adirondacks
Hurricane Mountain - Hurricane Moutain Primitive Area - 12/25/15
"The Hurricane trail from Route 9N has been re-routed in the last couple years, and it's no problem to descend by headlamp.  The re-routed trail is slightly longer.  The sign still says 2.6 miles, but it is now about 3.1 miles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  keene 
january 2016 by adirondacks
3 winter summits
"Coney, Adams, and Treadway reward snowshoers with spectacular views for only moderate effort."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty  essexcounty 
december 2015 by adirondacks
The Adirondack Architecture Guide
"The first architectural guide to the entire Adirondack Park."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  camp 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Moose: Here and back again
"The large, brown mammals were common in New York state until the 1860s, when they were extirpated by habitat loss and unregulated hunting."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation  heritage 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Sawtooth #1 (3877') and Sawtooth #2 (3820') - High Peaks Wilderness Area - 12/12/15
"Sawtooth #'s 1 and 2 are a formidable pair of peaks on the ADK Hundred Highest list. They are a long haul from anywhere."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Another mountain to climb
"Protecting the Adirondack wilderness has been a formidable challenge ever since the Forest Preserve was created in the late 19th century."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  politics 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - 12/6/15
"The hill lies in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest and the summit offers excellent views of Schroon Lake on a clear day.  Ledge Hill is on the West side of the lake and is easily seen from I87, the Adirondack Northway."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  schroonlake 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Mountain Lions Not Just a Tall Tale in Adirondacks
A cloned Wooly Mammoth, now that's 'throwback-conservation' !!
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation  politics 
december 2015 by adirondacks
Please Help Find My Brother Born in Saranac Lake, NY
"His given birth name was Andrew Micheal LaBrake and he was born in Saranac Lake NY and was adopted through an adoption agency in Malone NY."
buzz  adirondacks  saranaclake 
december 2015 by adirondacks
George Canon and the art of the Adirondack deal (audio)
"I just turned 77 years old, it's time to go smell the roses a little bit, I guess."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  newcomb  politics  essexcounty 
november 2015 by adirondacks
Alpine plant restoration along Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway
"New York State has less than 200 acres of alpine habitat total, including the summit of Whiteface Mountain, which is home to a number of threatened and endangered plant species."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  flora  conservation  whiteface  essexcounty 
november 2015 by adirondacks
For the future, county should look to bicycles
We would have the most awesome network of trails here. Non-motorized, and open to the public without fee.
buzz  editorial  bike  train  northcreek  warrencounty  politics  essexcounty  taxes  economicdevelopment 
november 2015 by adirondacks
Blue Ridge (3497') and Blue Ridge (3436') - Blue Ridge Wilderness - 10/10/15
"There are just too many mountains named Blue Ridge.  There are four on the ADK hundred highest list alone."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty 
october 2015 by adirondacks
Little Moose Mountain - Little Moose Wilderness - 10/3/15
"This weekend I spent both days doing hikes off of Cedar River Road, west of Indian Lake."
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  hike 
october 2015 by adirondacks
Native Adirondack trout? No such animal, technically (audio)
"The two species which are native to the area are technically not trout at all, but relatives of the arctic char."
buzz  adirondacks  fish  wildlife 
september 2015 by adirondacks
How The Adirondack Forest Preserve Was Motorized
"At the turn of the century just getting to the great outdoors was a challenge for most Americans."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  transportation  tourism  heritage  wilderness 
september 2015 by adirondacks
A late summer trek to Lower Wolf Jaw (audio)
"The view is extraordinary, mountains and sky, as generous a place to stand as you can be on earth."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Noonmark & Round Mountain: 09/19/2015
"Color change at the upper elevations: a bit muted thanks to the late summer drought"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Raquette Falls - High Peaks Wilderness - 9/19/15
"Weekend goals:  Camping on waterfront, hiking, kayaking, swimming."
buzz  adirondacks  franklincounty  hike 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Climbing the Grace Peak Ridge 9/12/15
"I hurt myself today,
To see if I still feel.
I focus on the pain,
The only thing that's real."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
september 2015 by adirondacks
It pays to keep trails forever wild
"Inexperienced or careless hikers swayed by Hollywood's glamorization may underestimate their knowledge or capabilities, straining limited emergency rescue and health care services." (the wilderness should only be used by the 'enlightened')
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  wilderness 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Photo Journal: the 90 Miler canoe race
"Every year, hundreds of paddlers race for three days from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, passing through some of the Adirondack Park’s wildest and most beautiful country."
buzz  adirondacks  events  paddle  photography 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Summertime Reflections
In the Spring of your life the living was free.
In the Summer you slept like a mountain.
In the Fall you hurried to gather your wood.
In the Winter you searched for the Fountain.
buzz  adirondacks  food  weather 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Allen Mountain – An Adirondack High Peak
"The trail to Allen Mountain is interesting in that it traverses a lot of different terrain and different types of trail."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Shanty Brook and Kibby Pond - Siamese Ponds Wilderness - 8/30/15
"The Siamese Ponds Wilderness is quiet in terms of visitor traffic and that is a nice feature."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Photographing Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks
It's that time of year, again. This is a great resource.
buzz  adirondacks  foliage  photography 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Stewart Mountain (3602') - Sentinel Range Wilderness - 8/29/15
"It's another peak on the ADK Hundred Highest list.  It's not a long hike, but it's rugged and it's not a mountain that you set a good pace on."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Crown Point Historic Site
"Found at the south end of Lake Champlain (and not all that far from the much more famous Fort Ticonderoga), Crown Point has a similarly episodic history."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  crownpoint  essexcounty  lakechamplain 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Marcy Summit (via @360cities)
It says "Hudson Valley", and we know they wish they had High Peaks.
buzz  adirondacks  marcy  photography  essexcounty  highpeaks 
august 2015 by adirondacks
Visions of Summer in Essex 2015
"The sounds and smells of rural, lakeside living."
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  essexcounty  essex 
august 2015 by adirondacks
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