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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 
6 days ago 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 
23 days ago 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 
24 days ago by adirondacks
Rides in the Adirondacks
Not too soon to start thinking about Riding.
buzz  adirondacks  bike 
24 days ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
5 weeks ago 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 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
3 winter summits
"Coney, Adams, and Treadway reward snowshoers with spectacular views for only moderate effort."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  hamiltoncounty  essexcounty 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
The Adirondack Architecture Guide
"The first architectural guide to the entire Adirondack Park."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  camp 
7 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago 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
Sentinel Mountain (3838') - Sentinel Range Wilderness - 8/15/15
"The toughest part of the hike would be the 3rd quarter; just after leaving the hardwoods."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
august 2015 by adirondacks
Where Northway runs, there were once ski trails
"Prospect Mountain used to be called Cobble Mountain and, occasionally, Rattlesnake Mountain."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  ski  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
august 2015 by adirondacks
Little Santanoni Mountain (3500') - High Peaks Wilderness - 8/8/15
"The roundtrip distance is 21 miles so I was planning for an all day hike."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  newcomb 
august 2015 by adirondacks
Mother, daughter complete High Peaks adventure
"As the numbers add up, you get a little bit hooked"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
august 2015 by adirondacks
The Black River Dam War, Reconsidered
"In 1892 the New York State Legislature created the Adirondack Park and in 1894 placed “Forever Wild” forest protection into the State Constitution."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  heritage 
august 2015 by adirondacks
Is this the most beautiful swimming hole in the Adirondacks?
Used to be my favorite-spot, many years ago. Rarely saw anyone.... Oh well.
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty 
august 2015 by adirondacks
The Pinnacle - Bolton Landing, NY - 8/1/15
"I don't know of a better viewpoint for Lake George that can be reached so easily."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
august 2015 by adirondacks
New York's Adirondack Park (video)
"Covering twenty percent of New York's total territory, Adirondack Park is the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States"
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  conservation 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Unnamed "Palmer Pond" Mountain - Hoffman Notch Wilderness - 7/26/15
"From the summit, the only views are facing east and south, but just west of the true summit is a fantastic set of ledges and rock where you can see south, west and north."
buzz  hike  essexcounty  adirondacks 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Hard Cider in the North Country: The original American tipple
"Cider was the most popular and widespread drink of Colonial America, enjoying a long and prosperous reign from the 1700s to the 1920s."
buzz  adirondacks  food  booze  heritage 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Balance at its best is evolving in the Adirondack Park
"This is our home, and we understand better than anyone how inexplicably linked our economic prospects are to a healthy, well-protected natural environment."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  conservation  economicdevelopment  politics  forestpreserve 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Henderson Mountain (3752') - High Peaks Wilderness
"Henderson rises to an elevation of 3752'.  There is no trail to the summit, but the bushwhack is less than one mile from the trail to Bradley Pond."
buzz  hike  adirondacks  highpeaks  essexcounty 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Wright Peak Family Hike 7/11/15
"You get a nice warm up on the 0.9 mile hike to the intersection with the Marcy Dam trail and then make your way over some rolling terrain before beginning your climb in earnest."
buzz  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Enviro group wants to look at wolves, cougars
"The eastern gray wolf and cougars flourished across New York for centuries but were eliminated by hunting and bounties in the 19th century."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  politics 
july 2015 by adirondacks
State boat inspection stations open in Adirondacks
"Also, more than 100 events will held this week across the state in recognition of Invasive Species Week, which the governor proclaimed as July 12 – 18."
buzz  adirondacks  invasivespecies  boating  newyork  conservation 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Dean of plane wrecks
"Forest Ranger Scott Van Laer tracks down the remains—and the stories— of aircraft that crashed in the Adirondacks over the years."
buzz  adirondacks  dec  accident  heritage 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Lake Lila, Adirondacks – Whitney Wilderness Canoe Trip
"We portaged in and paddled around the lake exploring the surrounding nature and camping for three nights."
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  camp  paddle 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Six nights in the Adirondacks, no #EscapedPrisoners
"One mile on a slippery, potholed dirt road can be just as memorable and exciting as anything else we might do in life."
buzz  adirondacks  motorcycle 
july 2015 by adirondacks
J.P. Morgan's 120-Year-Old 'Great Camp Uncas' in the Adirondacks Can Be Yours for $3.25M
"You can now own a piece of the Adirondacks that has provided serenity for so many others for over a century."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  heritage 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Los Adirondack (pics and video)
"Este parque nacional está formado por montañas de hasta 1.629 metros de altura (Monte Marcy), cientos de lagos y zonas boscosas que albergan hayas, arces y abedules además de la fauna típica de estas zonas boreales como los alces y ciervos."
buzz  adirondacks 
july 2015 by adirondacks
A tour of the Dix Range: Macomb's 1947 Slide>Hunter's Pass 6/27/15
"For a mountain climber (especially ones who finds themselves off trail), one of the best feelings in the world is cresting the summit ridge."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Bald Peak (3060') - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 6/24/15
"Bald Peak is a great half day hike from Route 9 in New Russia.  It's a good workout with 2500' of vertical gain over the course of 7.8 miles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
july 2015 by adirondacks
Adirondack Independence Day Celebrations
"Wherever you are, give yourself plenty of time to choose the perfect spot to view the fireworks."
buzz  adirondacks  events 
july 2015 by adirondacks
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