adirondacks + buzz   5177

It’s not just rangers DEC needs more of
"The DEC desperately needs more foresters, who make management plans for units of the Adirondack Forest Preserve."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  dec  conservation  newyork  forestpreserve 
4 days ago by adirondacks
Whiteface toll road draws x-country skiers seeking early Adirondack trek
"The trees were silver and the morning was bright, perfect conditions for a ski."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  whiteface  essexcounty  orda 
6 days ago by adirondacks
Dave Fadden's favorite place: His family's museum
"It was built in 1954 with two rooms to house Ray Fadden’s collection of artifacts and his beading"
buzz  adirondacks  museum  franklincounty  onchiota  heritage 
6 days ago by adirondacks
Do you recognize this couple? They lost these photos
"In addition to the wedding photos, there's pictures of the MacIntyre Range."
buzz  adirondacks  photography  highpeaks  essexcounty 
11 days ago by adirondacks
The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York (via @ncpr)
"New York is the second-largest apple-producing state in the country"
buzz  adirondacks  clintoncounty  newyork 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
A Day In The Life on Cascade Mountain
"At the trailhead, the temperatures were in the 30s and it was raining."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Out in the Woods – Exploring the Adirondacks by Bike
"Referred to as the North Country, this part of northeast New York feels more rugged and wild than bucolic New England"
buzz  adirondacks  bike 
6 weeks ago by adirondacks
Century-old tower with mountain views
"It’s a nice, relaxing place to sit and have a snack, as well as ponder what came before us."
buzz  hike  franklincounty  loonlake 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
The History of Tahawus: Once a Thriving Mining Community, Now an Adirondack Ghost Town
"This once thriving mining community has laid abandoned since 1962, but don’t expect to find your stereotypical tumbleweed blowing in the wind."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  essexcounty  highpeaks  tahawus 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Safe travel starts with advance planning
"There have been a spate of high profile searches for missing hikers in the Adirondacks this summer, most of which have ended with positive outcomes."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  hike  camp 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Crowded Peaks: Hiking Cascade With 500 Other People
I feel like we've turned a corner on Cascade, time to address the next tier of popular hikes.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  newyork 
8 weeks ago by adirondacks
Pushing edge on Adirondack paddling adventure
"There were long portages, storms, motorboats and cold."
buzz  adirondacks  politics  franklincounty 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
North Country at Work: from horseback to high-tech, a century of Troop B (audio)
"Troop B was not one of the initial four troops. It was formed in 1921, largely because of Prohibition."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  crime  newyork 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Buck and Bear Mountains - Dix Mountain Wilderness - 9/4/17
"This area is full of great peaks.  Even at 2000'-3000' they offer great views and nice terrain."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Bog River Flow to Oswagatchie Traverse
"We had a mix of knives and axes including a Mora Classic, Adventure Sworn Classic, Gransfors Hunters Axe, Swiss Army Farmer and two buck saws."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  hamiltoncounty  stlawrencecounty 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
Inventing the Adirondacks: Camp Pine Knot
"Because the property is used year-round by SUNY Cortland for educational purposes, it may be difficult to visit."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  heritage  hamiltoncounty 
10 weeks ago by adirondacks
A night on the road of migrant Plattsburgh rang Roxham
"Canada is a bilingual country. You’d better speak English, responds firmly the policeman. Right now, no one is available to address you in English. You’ll have to wait."
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  canada  border  politics 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
SUNY-ESF to hold Adirondack bicycle tour at Newcomb Campus this September
"The event, which will be held on Sept. 9, is free and gives students the chance to explore the upstate New York wilderness, right at the start of fall."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  newcomb  essexcounty  events 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Close the beach for safety's sake
"The latest test results from this week, showing high bacteria counts again in the swimming area, should convince state officials that strong action to protect public health needs to be taken."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  warrencounty  lakegeorge  beach  pollution 
august 2017 by adirondacks
The homemade canoe that struck gold at the 1948 Summer Olympics (audio)
"In August 1880, the American Canoe Association was founded on the shores of Lake George, and in 1948, an ACA member captured silver and gold medals for the U.S. during the Summer Olympics in London."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  olympics  heritage 
august 2017 by adirondacks
Social Media and the Adirondack Backcountry
"The great paradox of conservation is that it’s a double-edged sword."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  hike  wilderness  forestpreserve 
august 2017 by adirondacks
Linking ‘problems’ on Baker Mountain
"Roth said several of the problems are located right along the trail or at the summit."
buzz  adirondacks  climb  saranaclake 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Your Dog And The Adirondack Forest Preserve
"Enjoy your time in the outdoors with your dog, but be sure to protect your dog, protect wildlife and respect other outdoor recreationist."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  editorial 
july 2017 by adirondacks
No glamping in Forest Preserve
"Glamping introduces artificial conveniences and comforts in overnighting on the Forest Preserve at the expense of wild forest character and conditions"
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness  politics 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Should Campfires Be Banned In Forest Preserve?
I lean toward "Yes", but it would make winter-camping quite arduous.
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  fire  conservation  wilderness 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Noise in the Park
Haha, the kind of ironic note that I like. Bagpipes!
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  wilderness 
july 2017 by adirondacks
125 Years of Altitude: 25 Adirondack Hikes
"Here are just a few places to acquaint you with a wide and wild variety of landscapes in this northern corner of New York State."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Trail Safe
"The Adirondack Park is, perhaps, the most accessible public land in the world. There are no gates or fees to access a hike and it never closes. I hope you enjoy the majesty and wonder of this extraordinary place."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Jack Drury Responds To Boreas Ponds Hut-to-Hut Concerns
If the governor is $upporting hut-to-hut $chemes, this endorsement makes $en$e. The only place I wouldn't mind seeing a hut, is in the pit mine at Lewis.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  taxes  conservation  politics 
june 2017 by adirondacks
High Point Trail Grand Opening Hike
"Sunday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. is the Grand Opening Hike on the High Point Trail on Willsboro Point in Willsboro."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  willsboro  lakechamplain 
june 2017 by adirondacks
A curious invitation
"Over the last 20 years, at least, the state has bestowed a great deal of money and attention on the Lake Placid area"
buzz  editorial  economicdevelopment  lakeplacid  politics  newyork 
june 2017 by adirondacks
10 great Adirondack hikes that aren't High Peaks
"By now, you’ve probably heard some of the horror stories."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation 
june 2017 by adirondacks
NCPR mixes messages on muddy trails (audio)
"I'm really sensitive about the impact I have in the woods.  I'm careful to follow Leave No Trace principles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  dec  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
june 2017 by adirondacks
A journey into the Adirondack wilderness for trout
"Overall it was a great weekend away, with 30-plus fish caught."
buzz  adirondacks  fish 
june 2017 by adirondacks
After mud and black flies, Dix delivers awesome Adirondack views
"It's been a tough spring for hikers. But on the other side of all that mud and all those bugs you find crowd-free summits and Wagnerian views."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
may 2017 by adirondacks
The History of the Adirondack Fire Towers
"The first Adirondack fire tower, made of wood, was built on the summit of Mount Morris (now known as Big Tupper Ski Area) with other towers being constructed over the course of the next five years."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  fire  hike  climb 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Rail-trails celebrated as ‘vibrant sign of renewal’
Getting ready for my annual bike-vacation. No trains at all.
buzz  editorial  bike  adirondacks  newyork 
may 2017 by adirondacks
BATS: Our Flying Mammal Neighbors
"What bat species grace our lovely Adirondack Park?  Of Earth’s thousand-plus bat species (second most species-rich mammal order after rodents), we have nine."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Forget Peak Bagging, Name Baggers See It All
"For me it’s all about pursuing unique forms of recreation that take me through the backdoor of beyond."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve 
may 2017 by adirondacks
DEC Exploring Lodging and Dining Facilities at Boreas Ponds
"The Governor is listening most intently to local government leaders who are pushing for various forms of enhanced access for the general public."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  newyork  politics  economicdevelopment 
may 2017 by adirondacks
A New Algonquin-to-Adirondack Trail is Inspired by a Meandering Moose
"It could be a symbolic connection between the lands and people of the region."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wildlife  moose  border  canada  newyork 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Wakely Tower Closure Raises Questions Anew
"Built in 1916, the tower has not been staffed since 1988."
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  heritage  hike  hamiltoncounty 
may 2017 by adirondacks
The Adirondack Quest
Exactly!! So much more to the ADKs. Hoffman Notch has been on my short-list forever - time to get in gear.
buzz  adirondacks  hike 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Steve Holcomb, my bobsled hero
"Rest in peace Steve Holcomb. I will miss you, and I know the rest of the world will too."
buzz  adirondacks  olympics 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Up in the Air
"Drone photography can capture unparalleled views of the Adirondacks. but as drones’ popularity grows, how will they affect privacy rights, the environment and the wilderness experience?"
buzz  adirondacks  photography  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Is Frontier Town 'Gateway' A $32 Million Boondoggle?
"The plan to rebuild and reinvent the former Frontier Town wild west theme park site in North Hudson has not received much scrutiny, but it’s now being fast-tracked for planning and construction by the state."
buzz  editorial  northhudson  essexcounty  politics  taxes  economicdevelopment  tourism 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Barton High Cliffs - Pharaoh Lake Wilderness - 4/22/17
As always, Telemarkmike and Rev take us to another interesting place.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty 
april 2017 by adirondacks
Tim Rowland On Adirondack Experience
"In the age of analytics everything is about numbers, and museum officials point to poll numbers that indicate 86 percent of millennials say experiences are more important than possessions."
buzz  museum  adirondacks  bluemountainlake  hamiltoncounty  marketing 
april 2017 by adirondacks
Americans don't like museums, so an Adirondack museum rebrands (audio)
"The hope is that a new name and a new experience will cause lots of families to give this place a fresh look this summer."
buzz  adirondacks  museum  bluemountainlake  hamiltoncounty  marketing 
april 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondacks guide vanished in woods after shooting friend in 1888
"Their faces smeared with tar oil to repel black flies, these brawny men paddled trout-hunting clients around the mountain lakes in featherweight Adirondack guideboats."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  crime 
april 2017 by adirondacks
Better living through bicycling
Problem is, people in control of monies aren't typically cyclists.
buzz  editorial  bike  adirondacks 
april 2017 by adirondacks
150 years of maple sugaring in the North Country (photos)
"Here’s a look back at maple sugaring through the ages in our region."
buzz  adirondacks  food  heritage  photography 
april 2017 by adirondacks
Wolf Pond - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - 4/2/17
"A new trail had been in the works to Wolf Pond for many years."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
april 2017 by adirondacks
No need for statewide trail
Agree. Just fix the existing roads to be more accomodating for cyclists, enforce the law, and pass the 3-foot law.
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  newyork  bike  politics 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Melting, Mating, and Moving: Adirondack Life in Early Spring
"Movement is as central to wildlife as are food, air, water, and cover; yet it also brings risks – especially in a world fragmented by roads and other human development."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  weather 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Giant Mountain - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 3/17/17
"The problem was that with 3 feet of new snow on the ground, most trails were not broken out yet."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  highpeaks  essexcounty 
march 2017 by adirondacks
All This Fresh Snow Is Wonderful, But ...
"If you do find yourself breaking trail, be prepared to work up a sweat."
buzz  adirondacks  snow  ski  weather  highpeaks 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondack Lean-to Camping and IceFishing (video)
"It rained all that evening and when we woke, the mist rising off the lake added to the beauty of the Adirondack landscape and kept providing new scenery throughout the day."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  fish 
march 2017 by adirondacks
New hiking challenge in Lake George
"While the Lake George challenge isn’t as demanding as becoming a 46er, this is still no joke. The 12 mountains require almost 40 miles of hiking and about 9,000 total feet of elevation gain."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge  washingtoncounty 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Sometimes hospitality must be brave
"To some, it’s bold as in brazen — i.e., offensive or foolish to let an accused child molester enjoy the comfort of their home rather than cool his heels in the slammer."
buzz  editorial  saranaclake  crime  media  politics 
march 2017 by adirondacks
We have faith in U.S. justice, Saranac Lake
"The real winners of this year’s snowshoeing event truly are the Saranac lake community, which deserves a standing ovation for exhibiting not only the determination to stand up for sport but also for their character in times of sheer difficulty. God bless us all."
buzz  adirondacks  saranaclake  crime  editorial  politics 
march 2017 by adirondacks
State delays action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds
Why does everything to do with the Forest Preserve have to be so complicated?
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  politics  newyork  forestpreserve  wilderness 
march 2017 by adirondacks
How Democrats Brought a Muslim Child Molester to America
To be fair, there's almost no way this could have been predicted (unless we find out he had a previous record).
buzz  adirondacks  saranaclake  crime  politics  newyork 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Thank You and BETRAYAL?
"It is clear that the message is… unless you are affiliated with USSA, you don’t count."
buzz  adirondacks  ski 
march 2017 by adirondacks
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