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Lost, Seeking A Sign
"Despite the fact it seemed we were traveling eastward, we had backtracked miles to the opposite point."
buzz  adirondacks  photography  franklincounty 
21 hours ago by adirondacks
For a Good Time…Plan Ahead and Prepare
"It’s somewhat understandable that hikers are determined to follow through with plans they’ve made, often months in advance, regardless of conditions.  They’ve invested time, energy, money, and emotion into the trip."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  camp  highpeaks 
22 hours ago by adirondacks
Cuomo and the Adirondacks
"The Department of Environmental Conservation has taken every step to ensure that exploratory drilling on the 200-acre parcel is done in a protective manner and minimizes any possible effects."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  conservation  politics  dec 
5 days ago by adirondacks
Wallface Mountain (3700') from Upper Works - 10/13/14
"No rain was forecast, but I was prepared just in case.  You never know when the weather might change in the mountains."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
7 days ago by adirondacks
Walk to Moose Pond (Saranac Lake)
"The trail to Moose Pond is generally flat with a few rolling hills."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  bloomingdale  franklincounty 
7 days ago by adirondacks
Duck Hole from Upper Works - 10/12/14
"The closest road or trailhead is at Upper Works, 7 miles away."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
8 days ago by adirondacks
Wevertown Cemetery, Johnsburg, N.Y.
"The cemetery is probably best known for being the burial place of John Thurman"
buzz  adirondacks  warrencounty  heritage  johnsburg 
8 days ago by adirondacks
Mt. Van Hoevenberg: 10/05/2014
"Years ago, when I was young and single, I was all about the High Peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  hike 
12 days ago by adirondacks
An Adirondack Wilderness Imperiled
"The wilderness areas of this state are not a disposable resource, to be consumed and discarded. They must be preserved. Forever."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  economicdevelopment 
13 days ago by adirondacks
Dogs will enhance trail use
"In the realm of recreation trails, as in so many others, consideration and common sense should reign."
buzz  editorial  bike  hike  warrencounty 
14 days ago by adirondacks
Silver Lake Mountain
"Near the summit is a wide-open rocky area with clear views of Silver Lake and Taylor Pond."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  clintoncounty 
15 days ago by adirondacks
Calamity Mountain (3620') - High Peaks Wilderness - 10/5/14
"One lesson that I've learned is that you can't rush in when you are bushwhacking."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
15 days ago by adirondacks
More Work to Do at Split Rock Wildway
"For the long-term viability of the wildlife corridor, at least 12,000 continuous acres from Split Rock to the Jay Range need protection."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakechamplain  conservation  splitrock  wildlife 
15 days ago by adirondacks
Saving Pyrola minor on Whiteface Mountain
"Globally, this circumboreal species is considered stable and is found in many European countries in addition to the U.S. and Canada."
buzz  adirondacks  flora  conservation  whiteface 
16 days ago by adirondacks
Indian Lake (Adirondacks) - NY | Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip
"Indian Lake is 14 miles long and is part of a chain in the southern Adirondacks."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  indianlake  hamiltoncounty 
19 days ago by adirondacks
Split Rock Wildway: Protecting Biological Riches
"Split Rock Wildway is full of biological riches that we need to preserve (and even increase)"
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  essexcounty  lakechamplain  splitrock  wildlife 
20 days ago by adirondacks
Shanty Cliffs, NY
"Leaves were peaking and the views were stunning."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  foliage  warrencounty 
20 days ago by adirondacks
A Quintessential Autumn Day in the Adirondacks
"The vibrant colors were at peak, the sun was shining, the temperatures were in the mid-70s and the smell of balsam filled the air."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  weather  foliage 
20 days ago by adirondacks
Buck Mountain: 09/28/2014
"Where there were just hints of color last weekend, the hillsides are now sporting brilliant yellows, oranges and reds."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  foliage  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
20 days ago by adirondacks
Blistered Reflections on the Northville-Placid Trail
"The N-P Trail was the first major project that ADK sponsored in 1922."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  npt  heritage 
20 days ago by adirondacks
NGC 7023 – The Iris Nebula
"This nebula is lit by the bright star SAO 19158 at a magnitude of 7."
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy  photography 
20 days ago by adirondacks
A rush of color up Split Rock Mt. (audio)
"Adirondack trailheads and trails were jammed this past weekend when clear skies and summery temperatures added incentive to get outdoors and do something."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  splitrock  foliage 
20 days ago by adirondacks
German Foresters Visit The Ranger School
"Visitors bring an international flare to Family Weekend"
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  forestpreserve  conservation 
20 days ago by adirondacks
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 
21 days 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 
22 days ago by adirondacks
This blessing called Indian summer
"Is it possibly offensive, as in the name of a Washington football team?" - seriously?
buzz  adirondacks  weather 
23 days ago 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 
26 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 
28 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 
28 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 
28 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 
28 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 
29 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 
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
The Truth about Teddy
Most people ignore the fact that he believed in Aryan supremacy.
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  conservation  politics 
6 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
The Glamping Garage
"Glamping (or glamour camping) I’ve heard is quite a big trend in luxury accommodations."
buzz  adirondacks  camp 
7 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 
7 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 
7 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 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
PR Headline: Posthole Wit
This newspaper is a losing-proposition.
buzz  adirondacks  plattsburgh  media 
7 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 
7 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 
8 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 
8 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 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
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