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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 
16 hours 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 
yesterday by adirondacks
This blessing called Indian summer
"Is it possibly offensive, as in the name of a Washington football team?" - seriously?
buzz  adirondacks  weather 
yesterday 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 
5 days 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 
6 days 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 
6 days ago by adirondacks
Bill, the rattlesnake guy
"Asked if he’d ever been bitten, Bill rather reluctantly conceded he had."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  snake 
7 days 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 
7 days 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 
8 days 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 
10 days 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 
11 days 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 
11 days 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 
12 days 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 
14 days 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 
14 days 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 
15 days 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 
18 days 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 
18 days 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 
19 days 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 
22 days 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 
22 days 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 
22 days 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 
22 days 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 
24 days 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 
24 days ago by adirondacks
The Truth about Teddy
Most people ignore the fact that he believed in Aryan supremacy.
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  conservation  politics 
26 days ago by adirondacks
81 Years Ago: An Amazing Rescue on Wallface
"Their purpose was not to ascend the infamous steep cliffs there, but instead to retrieve a length of rope valued at $40... "
buzz  adirondacks  climb  highpeaks  essexcounty  accident  heritage 
27 days ago by adirondacks
The Wilderness Act 50 Years Later (video via @MMR_MattRyan)
"DEC Commissioner Joe Martens joins us atop Sleeping Beauty Mountain in the Adirondack Park as we learn the story of the Wilderness Act and its connection to the North Country."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  warrencounty  hike  dec 
28 days ago by adirondacks
Hooper Garnet Mine, NY
"It’s amazing to think the whole top of a mountain was broken up and hauled away with dynamite and sledge hammers."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  heritage  warrencounty 
28 days ago by adirondacks
Stargazing at Pharaoh Lake
"Not only were there thousands of stars to see, there were also the sounds of loons, coyotes and owls echoing across the lake. What a night."
buzz  adirondacks  photography  pharaohlake  essexcounty  camp 
28 days ago by adirondacks
West River Road in the Silver Lake Wilderness remains open
"The absence of action has resulted in motor vehicle incursions into the Silver Lake Wilderness area."
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  forestpreserve  dec  conservation 
28 days ago by adirondacks
Cliff Mountain and Mount Redfield from Upper Works - 9/1/14
"We had thought we would have seen a lot of people since it was a holiday."
buzz  hike  climb  essexcounty  highpeaks 
28 days ago by adirondacks
Goodman Mountain and Coney Mountain - Horseshoe Pond Wild Forest - 8/31/14
"These hikes make for great after work hikes or chances to stretch your legs while passing through."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty 
29 days ago by adirondacks
The Glamping Garage
"Glamping (or glamour camping) I’ve heard is quite a big trend in luxury accommodations."
buzz  adirondacks  camp 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
ADK Starts Colden Trail Project
"This is all in an effort to help minimize soil erosion and help protect the special ecosystem that is found on top of Mt. Colden."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  conservation  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
A High Peaks marathon
"a 25-mile trip over 10 peaks, eight of them more than 4,000 feet tall, including Mount Marcy"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  highpeaks  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Vanderwhacker Mountain and Fire Tower
"This tower looked to be in excellent shape, for a firetower. It has safety mesh almost everywhere, and no rust."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
PR Headline: Posthole Wit
This newspaper is a losing-proposition.
buzz  adirondacks  plattsburgh  media 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Canoe trek on the Ausable Marsh on a hot summer day (audio)
"The first smells of fall are in the air, the first signs of fall color in the trees."
buzz  adirondacks  ausableriver  lakechamplain  paddle  clintoncounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Goodman Mountain
"Every Adirondack peak is majestic in its own way, but I’m eager to climb this one soon–it stands a little taller than its USGS marker would indicate, I think."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  tupperlake  franklincounty  hike  politics 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Crane Pond Road is a poorly managed mess
"State laws should be upheld and the Crane Pond Road should be closed."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  schroonlake  forestpreserve  conservation 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
2014 ididaride Recap: Finals, Feedback and Photos
"Together, we raised almost $35,000 for ADK’s wilderness protection programs."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  events 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Loon Lake Mountain
This would be a fantastic foliage-hike in about 2-3 weeks from now.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty  loonlake 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Waterfalls and Views in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area - 8/24/14
"Saturday was in the Dix Wilderness and today was in the Giant Wilderness."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Dix Wilderness Waterwall Ramble - 8/23/14
"The falls has 2 large tiers, followed by a 3rd cascade a little lower down."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Training at Home
"Here’s a few shots from a mountain day in the Adirondacks!"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  photography 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Early Autumn
"Get out and enjoy the temperate weather before it’s gone."
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  weather  essex 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Organizations Seek Alternatives to Road Salt that Keep Roads Safe, Water Clean in the Adirondacks - See more at: http://www.adirondackcouncil.org/page/press-releases-16/news/organizations-seek-alternatives-to-road-salt-that-keep-roads-safe-water-clean-in-
"Road salt takes a toll on road, bridges, fish, wildlife, aquatic plants, roadside trees, wild flowers and water quality.  We need to implement workable alternatives that keep roads safe and water clean."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  transportation  pollution 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears (audio)
"In New York State, people and black bears often find themselves living nearby."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bear  conservation  dec 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Les Adirondacks : escapade sportive aux USA
"À seulement quelques heures de Montréal, nous sommes partis pour l’aventure et un dépaysement total !"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  camp 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Little Buck Mountain - Lake George Wild Forest - 8/13/14
"A large rock outcropping exists at the true summit.  There are no views at this location, but the ridge walk is nice and open."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Missing August light
Have a read, and warm yourself up.
buzz  adirondacks 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Amish and “English” come together in response to abduction
"This was our collective disaster. We came together from our hearts."
buzz  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
The Place is the Hero: Plattsburgh's Historical Pageant of the Champlain Valley
"... pageants attempted to present a community’s past, present, and future as a coherent whole."
buzz  adirondacks  events  plattsburgh  heritage 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
The beautiful Raquette River from Axton Landing to Raquette Falls
"It’s an easy paddle where every turn provides a new view and where the shoreline is a constant gallery of nature."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  raquetteriver  franklincounty 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
An Adirondack Great Camp on Lake George That’s Truly Adirondack, and Truly Great
"The Adirondack great camps designed by William West Durant, William Distin, Robert Henderson Roberts, Ben Muncil and others, satisfied the taste for luxury."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  lakegeorge  heritage 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Cat Mountain - Bolton, NY - 8/11/14
"The yellow trail to Cat follows an old logging road and is ideal for trail running, walking or XC skiing in the winter."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Amazing Night Weather ~ Possibilities Beyond Starry Skies
"Images of dark, star-filled skies, whether the stars are recorded as points of light or as long trails, are indeed awe-inspiring."
buzz  adirondacks  photography 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Photos: Biking the Adirondack Ididaride Tour
"The weather was beautiful and sunny, the roads were clean of debris, the relief tents were stocked with ripe bananas, peanut butter and salty potato chips and everyone’s spirits were high."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  events 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Floodwood Mountain: 08/03/2014
"We have been Up North, and part of us always will be."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
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