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Hackensack Mtn: 07/19/2014
"Even though the summit is lower than many High Peaks trailheads (just 1,357'), Hackensack's got a lot to offer: an interesting trail network, easy access, and a great view from the summit."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  warrensburg 
yesterday by adirondacks
The Prince (5.7) - Adirondacks / King Wall
"Although not as clean as Quadrophenia, this is a great climb with a bit of everything (face, crack, traversing, …)."
buzz  adirondacks  climb  essexcounty 
yesterday by adirondacks
Two Weeks Until Ididaride
"I exert myself, but mostly I enjoy myself."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  events 
yesterday by adirondacks
How Much Wollastonite Is There?
Weird all the stuff that Wollastonite is used for. Great analysis here.
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  economicdevelopment  conservation 
2 days ago by adirondacks
Shelving Rock Ramble - Lake George Wild Forest - 7/27/14
"It was about 70 degrees, and was rather muggy, but that was OK."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
2 days ago by adirondacks
Hopkins Mountain & Blueberry Mountain - 7/19/14
"The trail runs parallel to Route 73 for a short while before turning away from the road to follow Mossy Cascade through an old growth pine forest."
buzz  hike  adirondacks  essexcounty 
5 days ago by adirondacks
Pilot Knob Mountain - Lake George Wild Forest - 7/18/14
"The herd path begins .5 miles from the trailhead and is off the Inman Pond trail."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
6 days ago by adirondacks
Raquette Lake’s South Inlet is a beautiful paddle
"The put-in is right off of Route 28, just east of the Raquette Lake hamlet and west of the Golden Beach Campground."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  raquettelake  hamiltoncounty 
6 days ago by adirondacks
Quality of Life in the Adirondacks
First, NYT is crap. Second, NYS is "hard" due to taxes. Third, "the park" is a flawed term and sort of a pain to deal with.
buzz  adirondacks 
15 days ago by adirondacks
Vanderwhacker Mountain: 07/05/2014
"Vanderwhacker Mountain feels remote before you even get out of the car."
buzz  hike  essexcounty 
15 days ago by adirondacks
Summer dangers: bugs and high waters
"Water is a wonderful resource and an enjoyable medium, but it requires a great deal of respect."
buzz  adirondacks 
23 days ago by adirondacks
Winter Sports Capital of the World brings you Extreme Tubing this Summer
"Hop in and hold on as you rocket down the landing hills of the 20
meter, 48 meter and 90 meter ski jumps, approaching speeds of 50
miles-per-hour."
buzz  adirondacks  orda  lakeplacid  attractions  essexcounty 
26 days ago by adirondacks
Protect! disappointed by decision
"This is a great loss for the Adirondack Park and the Adirondack Park Agency because it sets a precedent for forest fragmentation across the Adirondacks and codifies for the first time in 40 years of APA history that the APA Act is to be reduced to mere guidance and not law."
buzz  adirondacks  adkclubresort  tupperlake  franklincounty  forestpreserve  economicdevelopment  politics  conservation 
26 days ago by adirondacks
Essex Chain Plan:Does It Comply? Does Anyone Care?
"The State Land Master Plan itself, which is law, continues to be marginalized by the agencies charged with its implementation."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  conservation  dec  apa  politics 
26 days ago by adirondacks
A Utility Land Bank Amendment
Does every square-inch of the planet need to be connected? NO.
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  politics 
29 days ago by adirondacks
Fort Ticonderoga
"The location of the Fort itself is both beautiful and calculated – overlooking Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains, with historic architecture looming over the ridge at a very advantageous viewpoint."
buzz  adirondacks  ticonderoga  museum  essexcounty  lakechamplain 
29 days ago by adirondacks
Tourism lifts some boats
Hand-wringing. Same story in most rural places .... except they recognize that tourism is one of the best drivers of economy. We are not a urban-location and never will be. We are not a place ideal for industrial development, and probably never will be. Our assets are "Wild".
buzz  adirondacks  tourism 
29 days ago by adirondacks
Climbing the classics
"Roaring Brook Falls is just one of many superb routes to be included in a new book on Adirondack climbing."
buzz  adirondacks  climb  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Stiff hike cures cabin fever
"After days of rain, a family beats the blahs by climbing Debar Mountain, a former fire-tower peak in the northern Adirondacks."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Fifth Peak, Tongue Mtn: 06/22/2014
"Nearly 20 miles of trails criss-cross the Tongue Mountain range, but the most popular destination of all is Fifth Peak."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Haystack and Basin - 6/21/14
Ah, I have such beautiful memories of nights spent at Slant Rock.
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
2014 ADK Legislative Report
"The success of the 2014 legislative session was due to the combined efforts of a broad coalition of groups and the good work of principled legislators who considered the concerns of their constituents, and made choices to protect the environment."
buzz  adirondacks  politics  conservation  atv  invasivespecies 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
OK Slip Falls Hike and Raft
Hike-in and Raft-out? This is just too awesome!!!
buzz  adirondacks  hike  paddle  hamiltoncounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Stairway to Saddleback
Make sure you check the rest of Michael's pics - Fantastic!
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Serpentine Splendors: Snakes of Split Rock Wildway
"By northern forest standards we are fairly rich in amphibians, especially salamanders; but like most cool areas, we have only modest numbers of reptile species."
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  wildlife  essexcounty 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
NGC 6992 – The Eastern Veil Nebula
"This nebula is large, but relatively faint, and it is a supernova remnant. The source of the supernova is estimated between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
World Famous Chasm Chaos Mountain Bike Race this Sunday at Ausable Chasm!
"It’s only $5 to enter and the entry fees are raffled off as gift certificates to local bike shop, Maui North.  Likewise, competitors and their families are encouraged to bring a dish to share for the World Famous Chasm Chaos Potluck Feast following the event."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  events 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Verplanck Colvin Adirondack Surveyor
"Best known for discovering Lake Tear-of-the-Clouds on Mount Marcy as the source of the Hudson River, Verplanck was a tireless explorer - using much of his own resources to survey the peaks in the Adirondack Wilderness."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  forestpreserve  maps 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Find the right trail mix
"The ATV bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Addie Russell, D-Watertown, and Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, would increase the allowable size of ATVs by 50 percent, from 1,000 pounds to 1,500, clearing the way for "side-by-side" utility vehicles to be used recreationally."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  atv  politics 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Summer’s Plagues
"Barry, our post master, told me that the black flies in Lake Placid were so bad that tourists were leaving early."
buzz  adirondacks  weather 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
What does the fox say?
"It’s been quite a week of training and wildlife."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Summer school, lumberjack style (audio)
"The Adirondack woodsman is a North Country archetype - brawny, independent, deeply versed in the ways of the North Woods."
buzz  adirondacks  paulsmiths 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
StLawCo meth lab numbers dramatically up this year
"In St. Lawrence County, where we would have had zero meth lab clean ups last year we’re already at nine now."
buzz  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime  economicdevelopment 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
St. Lawrence Wine Trail is all but a done deal
"From our beautiful rivers and lakes, to our quaint villages, woods, fields and farms, there’s already a lot to love about St. Lawrence County"
buzz  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  economicdevelopment  politics 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Great Camp Sagamore
"This historic camp boats a rich history of the travel and vacationing that was such an integral part of nineteenth-century leisure culture."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  raquettelake  hamiltoncounty  heritage 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
M13 – The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
"It is one of the most prominent globular clusters in the Northern celestial hemisphere."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
How are Adirondack loons doing, anyway? (audio)
I have the same emotional-response to cormorants and turkey-vultures.
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Raquette Lake Navigation, Raquette Lake, NY
"The boat is of course named after William West Durant, the proponent of the Adirondack Great Camps, many of which can be viewed from the water during the cruise."
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  raquettelake  heritage 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Crane Mountain: 06/01/2014
"Crane fits in well with my criteria for a good family hike: its 4.5 mile round trip and 1500 vertical feet of climbing are well within our kids’ ability (they are ages 6 and 10), plus there’s the added interest of the pond half way up the mountain."
buzz  adirondacks  hike 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
The Regional Assessment Project Update
Updating what we already knew: Not unique to the Adirondacks and politically motivated.
buzz  adirondacks  demographics  politics  forestpreserve 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Back in the 'dacks!
Ellen, leading a hike..... Nice!
buzz  adirondacks  hike  newcomb 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
The return of the black fly (audio)
"Dress in yellow, some suggest, or tie a dragonfly to your hat."
buzz  adirondacks  weather  hike  camp  paddle  fish  wildlife 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Bushwhack Hike Up Blue Ridge Mtn - Hoffman Notch Wldns - 6/1/14
"I can't say I recommend this route, but I don't know if any route to Blue Ridge would be better."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Heritage tourism holds promise
Every destination should promote their touristic heritage, but not all of them will have mass-appeal. Subsidizing the private hotel development is not a 'cure'.
buzz  editorial  saranaclake  heritage  tourism  taxes  economicdevelopment 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Sheperd's Tooth, Iroquois & Mount Marshall - 5/31/14
"In no time I was on the summit of Iroquois, one of my favorite high peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Cascade Mountain from Cascade Falls - 5/29/14
Interesting route up to one of the most popular peaks in the ADKs.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Tourism no cure-all for Adirondacks
Ugh. You see how non-experts and weekend-warriors are just latching onto this 'study' like a life-buoy?!
buzz  adirondacks  tourism  forestpreserve  demographics  economicdevelopment 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Revisiting the Adirondacks
"The Park is an interesting experiment, can people and the "wilds" co-exist with each other?"
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  hike 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
IC 405 – Flaming Star Nebula
"This nebula is an emission/reflection nebula which seems to surround the bright star AE Aurigae which shines at a magnitude of 6.0."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Mtn. Lake, NY
"The one-story structure consists of local rough-hewn spruce logs and a fieldstone foundation, and boasts a gabled roof and central belfry."
buzz  adirondacks  bluemountainlake  heritage  hamiltoncounty 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
St. Lawrence River as therapy for Ft. Drum soldiers with PTSD (audio)
"Every morning at 9 am, those 30 soldiers are bussed the half-hour drive from Fort Drum."
buzz  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  fortdrum 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Spring in the Adirondacks: Fiddlehead
"Enjoying the wildflowers and birds is a great springtime activity that can be done at lower elevations while the higher elevation trails finish melting and drying out."
buzz  adirondacks  weather  photography  flora 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Pillsbury Mountain - West Canada Lake Wilderness - 5/18/14
"It was 50 degrees at the start and 55 at the finish.  We were accompanied by blue skies and nice breezes and no bugs."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Outdoor legend and his canoe
"With a birch bark canoe, all you hear is wood sounds when it hits a rock or the paddle hits the side."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  heritage 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Tracking William West Durant
"William West Durant was a scandalous genius, a man with a vision for the untamed Adirondack wilderness of the late 1800s."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Season passes: How about an Adirondack Alliance?
"Perhaps the biggest obstacle of all is the cooperation that would be required between a half dozen plus independent ski areas and a state agency (ORDA)."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  economicdevelopment 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
A gun on my DeKalb farm: weapon or tool?
"When there’s passion and fury around an issue, it’s hard to have the reasonable conversation leading to compromise."
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  politics 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Gastro Tourism in Essex, New York
Food really is one of the missing elements in Adirondack tourism.
buzz  adirondacks  food  tourism  essex 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
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