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It’s time to create a Lake Placid Ambassador program
"Lake Placid is the future of the Olympics; the future of the Olympics is Lake Placid. We're one in the same."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  olympics  lakeplacid  marketing  editorial 
2 days ago by adirondacks
Keene’s Tony Goodwin a force of nature
"If you've hiked in the High Peaks, you've probably walked all over Tony Goodwin's work."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  ski  keene 
2 days ago by adirondacks
A brutal winter slowly yields to spring (audio)
"It has been a record-breaking winter in terms of snow and cold in New York's North Country."
buzz  adirondacks  weather 
4 days ago by adirondacks
Noonmark Mountain - Dix Mountain Wilderness - 3/18/15
"The "easy" way up is from the Ausable Club Road via the Henry L. Stimson trail."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
5 days ago by adirondacks
Hurricane Mountain from Route 9N - 3/17/15
"I got out of work at 4 PM and told some folks I was going to do a quick climb of Hurricane. They looked at me like I had two heads."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
11 days ago by adirondacks
Colvin and Blake 3/15/15 for #44-45: Dedicated to my boy Mills
"I pretty much just leave my bag packed all winter and my shell stuff in a pile so it didn't end up being all that tough." - heh, me too.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
11 days ago by adirondacks
Who are we in Lake Placid? What is our identity?
"In my opinion, a lot of the problem is that ORDA and the Convention and Visitors Bureau don't work together, year round, for the common goal of promoting the community, for the benefit of the whole region."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  lakeplacid  tourism  destinationmarketing  essexcounty  orda  taxes  olympics 
12 days ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - Pine Pond Trail - Lake Placid - 3/14/15
"It is actually an old woods road that connects Averyville Road in Lake Placid to Oseetah Lake in Saranac Lake."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
12 days ago by adirondacks
Moonlight Hike to The Pinnacle
"Not only did the hike raise awareness of the Land Conservancy’s effort to save the mountain, but it also brought visitors to town on an otherwise ordinary March evening."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
12 days ago by adirondacks
For sub-arctic birds, the North Country is Florida
"Maybe we could learn some tricks from these hardy vacationers."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  weather 
12 days ago by adirondacks
Wooden skis still have fans in a high-tech age of plastic and steel (audio)
"Even in this high-tech age of plastic and metal, and waxless skis, some die-hards say a good wooden ski is hard to beat."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  heritage 
13 days ago by adirondacks
Marcy and Skylight 3/7/15: winter high peaks 42 and 43
"Being on the highest point of New York State never ceases to blow my mind. You can't help but linger for just a moment thinking of what that means and the novelty of a journey to get there."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  climb  marcy  essexcounty 
16 days ago by adirondacks
MacNaughton Mountain (4000') - High Peaks Wilderness - 3/7/15
"As many people know, MacNaughton Mountain has the dubious distinction of being the only 4000' mountain in the Adirondack Park that is not on the 46ers list of 4000' high peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  essexcounty 
19 days ago by adirondacks
ADK's Volunteer Trail Work 2014 Accomplishments
"Over 240 volunteers participated in various ADK Supervised Volunteer trail projects & workshops in 2014."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  conservation 
19 days ago by adirondacks
Winter Camping 101
Practicing logistics in a low-risk way.... excellent start to camping in the Best Season.
buzz  adirondacks  weather  camp  snow 
22 days ago by adirondacks
Hiker's death hangs over trip
"You don't go out in weather like that, do you?"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  weather  highpeaks 
23 days ago by adirondacks
Zombie tourism
"The Adirondacks: Where it’s easy to escape!"
buzz  adirondacks  tourism 
23 days ago by adirondacks
Gore Mountain: 02/28/2015
"A beautiful, cloudless sky took the edge off Saturday morning's single-digit cold."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
23 days ago by adirondacks
Haystack and Basin 2/28/15
"How would the conditions be? Would I have to buy crampons and an ice ax?"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
24 days ago by adirondacks
Peru Nordic Evil Empire Set to Defend the Faith at 2015 NYSSRA Championships
"However it all shakes out, count on a strong contingent of Nordiques to be out in force on Saturday to Ski and Destroy!"
buzz  adirondacks  ski  events  peru 
24 days ago by adirondacks
Watching Wilderness grow as the forest reclaims the Burn Road
"The State of New York has owned the Burn Road on the north side of Little Tupper Lake, part of the William C. Whitney Wilderness area, since 1997 when it bought the 14,700-acre north end of the larger Whitney tract. It was classified as Wilderness soon thereafter"
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  littletupper  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
25 days ago by adirondacks
2 Notorious Guides In Adirondack History
"Before railroads and automobiles, travelers depended on the quality and skills of North Woods guides to show them the region’s natural beauty, to feed them and provide the best in hunting and fishing."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  crime 
25 days ago by adirondacks
‘Miracle On Ice’ Players Wondering If They Can Reunite Somewhere Other Than Lake Placid
"Eruzione added that the team would happily spend the event’s 40th anniversary in Russia if it meant they would never have to return to Lake Placid again."
buzz  adirondacks  lakeplacid  olympics  essexcounty 
29 days ago by adirondacks
Marcy, Gray and . . . spruce traps!
"In case you haven’t noticed, the temperatures this winter have been below average and snowfall has been above average."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  snowshoe  highpeaks  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Seven Awesome Adirondack Stats
"...the Adirondack Park is large and full of awesome places to visit and explore."
buzz  adirondacks  photography 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Major changes afoot for management of the “forever wild” Forest Preserve
"If there is a unifying theme to the master plan, it is that the protection and preservation of the natural resources of the state lands within the Park must be paramount."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  newyork  politics  apa 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Dial and Nippletop 2/21/15
"Once we got close to the summit, we knew conditions were going to be tough."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - Tirrell Pond - Blue Mountain Wild Forest - 2/22/15
"No one had been on the trail since last nights 2" of snow, and that was all that was covering a nice base; perfect for xc skiing."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  hamiltoncounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - Essex Chain of Lakes - Fifth Lake to Eighth Lake Loop - 2/21/15
"The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area is the latest addition to the State Forest Preserve and has been a welcome addition to the Adirondack Park, especially for paddlers."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Paradise on the ponds
"In a time of low snow, skiers find ideal conditions on frozen ponds in the Fish Creek area."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  franklincounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
The Triangulation of Verplanck Colvin
"Few fully understand what the Adirondack wilderness really is."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  maps 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Hoffman Notch Traverse - Hoffman Notch Wilderness - 2/16/15
"If you look at a trail map, it sticks out like a sore thumb; a long straight line traversing the whole Hoffman Notch Wilderness from north to south."
buzz  adirondacks  snowshoe  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - Short Swing Trail to Horseshoe Pond - Pharaoh Lake Wilderness - 2/15/15
"It was another cold day in the north country on Sunday 2/15, but I find that if you choose the right activity, and location, you can be comfortably warm."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  pharaohlake  essexcounty  schroonlake 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Giant Mountain & Rocky Peak (via @AdkRunner)
"Being in the mountains is my therapy of choice so we opted for a High Peak Adventure."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  snowshoe 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Heart Lake Loop (via @MikeWeiskotten)
"Blue Skies and frigid temperatures made for clear views of Algonquin, Wright, Street, and Mt. Jo."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  lakeplacid  essexcounty  hike  snowshoe 
4 weeks ago by adirondacks
Valuing the Adirondack Forest
"This region has, within a few years, come into great prominence and is now attracting much attention by reason of its economic and sanitary importance."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  maps  heritage 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Bald Eagle Sightings in Essex
"We’ve seen both mature and immature Bald Eagles, and it has been wonderful seeing them so freely flying and often landing in trees by the ferry dock."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  essex  lakechamplain  essexcounty 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - Moose Pond - McKenzie Mountain Wilderness - 2/14/15
"The trail is 1.5 miles long on a gentle uphill grade, gaining 70' in 1.5 miles."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  franklincounty  bloomingdale 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Wintry weather at the top of Whiteface Mountain (audio)
"Since the early 1960's, SUNY Albany has operated the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the top of Whiteface Mountain."
buzz  adirondacks  weather  whiteface  essexcounty  wilmington 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Backyard backcountry
"It’s been an excellent winter for out-the-backdoor nordic skiing."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  weather 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski - Henry's Woods - Lake Placid - 2/14/15
"The snow has stayed powdery due to the extreme cold that the northeast has endured during the last couple weeks."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  essexcounty  lakeplacid 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
Photo Location: Mount Jo
"The fall foliage season is particularly spectacular but you will enjoy great views any time of year."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  essexcounty  photography 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC Ski Mount Marcy (5344') - High Peaks Wilderness - 2/11/15
"There are other excellent backcountry ski trips but none that reach a summit that compares to Marcy."
buzz  adirondacks  marcy  ski  essexcounty  highpeaks 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Photo Location: Silver Lake Mountain
Looking forward to more posts like this - useful info!! (good use of tags)
buzz  adirondacks  clintoncounty  hike  photography 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Twelve Moose Get GPS Radio Collars in New York’s Adirondack Mountains
"When the moose were sighted, team members used a launched net or immobilizing dart to catch the moose."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  moose  conservation  dec 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Gore Mountain: 02/07 & 02/08/2015
"When the snow and cold are making daily headlines, skiers come out in droves."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Adirondacks Version
"I was just old enough to think I knew a thing or two about what I wanted out of life, and it was definitely not to be a member of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  highpeaks 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
XC to Moose Pond - High Peaks Wilderness, Newcomb - 2/7/15
"The trail to the Great Camp Santanoni is a fantastic trail for a great cross-country ski trip."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  essexcounty  newcomb  Santanoni 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
11 (Eleven) Adirondack Winter Carnivals, Festivals and Celebrations (via @familytime)
"Enjoy Winter Carnivals in Saranac Lake, Long Lake, Northville Sacandaga, Lake George, Raquette Lake, Old Forge, Tupper Lake, Brant Lake, Indian Lake, Hague and Inlet."
buzz  adirondacks  events 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Hickory Ski Center: It's On!
"Thoughts of skiing Hickory are always there, lurking beneath the surface, rising to the top when there is a favorable storm track promising new snow."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  warrencounty 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Hopkins Mountain (3156') - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 1/31/15
"They were whining a little bit, but it was more out of fun than agony."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  snowshoe  essexcounty 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Touch of Grey 1/31/15
"Shall we go,you and I
While we can?
Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Rules, reality and plain old common sense
"Snow depths on the mountain measured between 2 and 4 feet. The hikers did not have skis or snowshoes, or a map, compass or GPS unit with them"
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  hike  climb  snow  highpeaks  dec  ski  snowshoe  marcy 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Six (6) Adirondack Full Moon Snowshoe/XC Ski Events
"There is always something magical about getting outside and skiing under a bright Adirondack full moon."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snowshoe  events 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Choosing sides: Would Russell go against Democrats to help north country?
"It’s Mrs. Russell’s prerogative to support Mr. Silver as a citizen accused of crimes."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  newyork  politics 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Are snowshoes and MICROspikes causing damage above tree line in the Adirondacks?
"For a long time snowshoes and crampons were the main options when ascending a mountain."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  snow  ice  highpeaks  conservation 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Gore Mountain: 01/24/2015
"The views can’t be beat, the terrain is varied and challenging, and good snow can almost always be found if you know where to look."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Tongue Mountain Range - Lake George Wild Forest - 1/25/15
Opinions may vary, but I believe this is the Classic Lake George Hike.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
A bad idea, an unforgettable journey
"In trying to become a winter 46R — someone who climbs the 46 highest Adirondack peaks in winter — the Seward Range can be a bugaboo."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  weather  snow  ski 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Brewster Peninsula Trails - Lake Placid, NY - 1/24/15
"If you are on skis, and want a longer trip, the Jackrabbit cross-country ski trail passes right through the peninsula trail."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  ski  snowshoe  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
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