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Visions of Summer in Essex 2015
"The sounds and smells of rural, lakeside living."
buzz  adirondacks  lakechamplain  essexcounty  essex 
11 days ago 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 
11 days ago 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 
15 days ago 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 
17 days ago by adirondacks
Mother, daughter complete High Peaks adventure
"As the numbers add up, you get a little bit hooked"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
17 days ago 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 
17 days ago 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 
17 days ago 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 
24 days ago 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 
28 days ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
7 weeks ago 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 
7 weeks ago 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 
7 weeks ago 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 
7 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
9 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
10 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Pine Hill (2187') - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - 6/4/15
"The woods were easy to negotiate and the ridge was easy to follow."
buzz  hike  essexcounty  adirondacks 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Full Schedule for Celebrate CATS Event
"The event takes place Saturday, June 6 from 4 – 7 PM at the Barn at Block House Farm in Essex."
buzz  adirondacks  events  hike  lakechamplain  essexcounty 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Indian Pass Camp and Marshall Climb 5/30-5/31/15 (airplane!)
"The day was breaking pretty gorgeous so far and it set the mood off right."
buzz  hike  essexcounty  adirondacks  highpeaks 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Alpine vegetation through the years
When you do get to the mountain, you'll notice that the forest changes as you gain elevation."
buzz  adirondacks  flora  hike  conservation  forestpreserve 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Celebrate Champlain Area Trails on June 6
"This annual day of hiking and celebrating takes place on National Trails Day to recognize the progress in making trails that increase enjoyment of the outdoors and enhance our communities."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakechamplain  essexcounty  events 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Pharaoh Mountain
"The first few miles of the trail were very easy. This is a gorgeous area!"
buzz  adirondacks  pharaohlake  essexcounty  hike 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Public comments needed by June 15th on new snowmobile trail system
"The proposed new trail network will link the communities of Newcomb with North Hudson and Minerva."
buzz  adirondacks  snowmobile  dec  forestpreserve  conservation 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Cat Mountain: 05/23/2015
"The new route climbs about a thousand vertical feet in two miles from Edgecomb Pond to the summit."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Peaked Hills - Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area - 5/25/15
"17th Brook typically has a decent amount of water flowing through it, even in dry times."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Wilmington Slide and Silver Lake Bog Trail - 5/24/15
Another interesting combo-hike - The Bog is always a great showcase for folks unable to hike rugged-terrain.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  clintoncounty  essexcounty 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Cheney Pond Road Snowmobile Trail - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - Minerva - 5/23/15
"The trail runs from Hoffman Road in Minerva, all the way to the Blue Ridge Road in North Hudson."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Snapping Turtles: Venerable Denizens of Murky Waters
"Snapping Turtles do indeed snap and lurk below the surface in murky waters, giving fright to small waterfowl and timid skinny-dippers."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Values in Conflict in the Backcountry
"Without some degree of management, 'wildness' cannot survive the number of people who seek to enjoy it."
buzz  wilderness  adirondacks  conservation 
may 2015 by adirondacks
New York loon status report: "pretty good" (audio)
"New York's loon population continues to expand, and there are more breeding pairs of loons in the Adirondacks now than in the 1980's."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation  newyork 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Roadside checkpoints raise thorny questions (audio)
Isn't there some kind of special spray that just targets invasives?
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  border  canada  politics 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Arnold Mountain and Gelina Basin - Jay Mountain Wilderness - 5/9/15
"It is located near the northern end of the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  jay  hike 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Fire!!
Fire is the main-killer for most Adirondack Camps.
buzz  adirondacks  fire  loonlake  franklincounty 
may 2015 by adirondacks
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