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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 
yesterday 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 
12 days ago 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 
16 days ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
7 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Raquette Falls - High Peaks Wilderness - 9/19/15
"Weekend goals:  Camping on waterfront, hiking, kayaking, swimming."
buzz  adirondacks  franklincounty  hike 
9 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Photographing Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks
It's that time of year, again. This is a great resource.
buzz  adirondacks  foliage  photography 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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
Sunrise Mtn (3614') and Boreas Mtn (3776') - Elk Lake Preserve - 6/19/15
"A wonderful lodge, on a glorious lake, surrounded by 12,000 acres is tough to beat."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
june 2015 by adirondacks
It's Time to Clean, Drain and Dry
"If you plan to launch a watercraft then you should also plan to remove any plant or animal (whole or in part) that is attached to the watercraft."
buzz  adirondacks  invasivespecies  boating  paddle 
june 2015 by adirondacks
If NY prison escapees are in the woods, how are they surviving?
"Outdoors experts familiar with the area say if the two hiding or holed up somewhere in the woods, they're doing it during one of the worst times of the year—short of the dead of winter."
buzz  adirondacks  survival  prison  crime  clintoncounty  dannemora  newyork 
june 2015 by adirondacks
DEC's 11th Hour Forest Preserve Plans Criticized
"... the evidence grows every month that recreational and economic opportunities are now the top priorities at APA and DEC because they are Governor Cuomo’s top priorities."
buzz  adirondacks  dec  apa  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  newyork 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Close The Drapes
"News teams from all over have descended on this backwoods area after two prisoners escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY.  CNN, CBS, the whole alphabet soup."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  crime  clintoncounty  prison  newyork  media 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Kayaking 0n the Schroon River - 6/13/15
"There was a nice breeze on the river and it was a joy to be out on the water."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  schroonlake  paddle 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Wildway Overlook Trail
"The trail is a short one mile or so from Brookfield Road in the town of Essex, New York."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  essex 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Life behind the walls of Dannemora (audio)
"Inside their courts, individual prisoners can make gardens or set up private recreation areas or keep barbecue grills."
buzz  adirondacks  prison  dannemora  clintoncounty  heritage 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Prison escape: Inside the minds of Richard Matt and David Sweat
"Hating “the system,” escaping from it, then running for their lives can do a lot to connect very broken people."
buzz  prison  crime  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  newyork 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Successful National Trails Day in Wanakena
"Most of the projects focused on improving the Cranberry Lake 50 Trail that traverses around Cranberry Lake and passes through the villages of Wanakena and Cranberry Lake."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  events  stlawrencecounty  cranberrylake 
june 2015 by adirondacks
How the escaped prisoners in New York will be tracked — and almost certainly caught
"Generally speaking, the more high-profile and violent the inmates are who escape, the more likely they are to be captured."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  newyork  crime  clintoncounty 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Inside Dannemora Prison - Registration Deadline: July 29
"This unique opportunity will take us inside this maximum-security prison where we will visit a cellblock modeled on the “Auburn System,” the Church of the Good Thief built entirely by inmates, the North Yard, and see a prison workshop."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  heritage  events  clintoncounty 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Dannemora Prison: Some Historical Background
"Dannemora, known officially as the Clinton Correctional Facility, is the only maximum security prison inside the Blue Line of the Adirondack Park. The prison is New York State’s third oldest and the largest, holding about 3,000 prisoners."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  newyork  prison  crime  heritage 
june 2015 by adirondacks
Keep Children Head Safe with Free Bike Helmets at the Bicycle Rodeo
"The Saranac Lake event takes place June 6 from 10 am – noon at the SL Civic Center, 22 Ampersand Ave while the Tupper Lake rodeo will be held June 13 from 10 am to 2 pm at LP Quinn School, Hosley Ave."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  events  saranaclake  tupperlake  franklincounty 
june 2015 by adirondacks
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