adirondacks + essexcounty   1917

2013: Mine seeks state land (Forest Preserve Land Swap)
"Environmentalists disagree on whether proposed swap is good for the Forest Preserve."
campfire  adirondacks  forestpreserve  essexcounty  politics  economicdevelopment  conservation 
14 days ago by adirondacks
Cascade reroute works, offers other possibilities
"Regular trailhead parking for Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff will be open again on Tuesday of this week."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  dec 
14 days 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 
16 days ago by adirondacks
Cascade Mt Trailhead and Parking – Temporary Relocation and Reroute for Columbus Weekend / Canadian Thanksgiving
Effective Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (Fri, October 6 through Mon, October 9 2017)
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  dec 
25 days 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 
27 days 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 
5 weeks ago by adirondacks
New Willsboro trail to be wheelchair accessible
"There are not a lot of accessible areas into the forest in the Adirondacks, particularly on state lands there's not a lot of opportunities"
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  willsboro 
6 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 
7 weeks ago by adirondacks
Popular Adirondack trail being closed for 10-day repair work
"The trail along Avalanche Lake will be closed while repairs are being made to the Hitch-Up Matilda boardwalks beginning Tuesday and lasting through next weekend."
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  camp  dec  essexcounty 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
Search continues near Gothics for missing hiker
The whole situation is becoming a bit ridiculous. Hope they find that hiker.
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  dec  essexcounty 
11 weeks ago by adirondacks
Adirondack Stewards Maintain Peak Order
"Acting as human keep-off-the-grass signs isn't the stewards' only purpose."
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness  hike  essexcounty 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Adirondack town torn over tourism plans (video)
"There is a standoff between environmental groups and local leaders over the future of a stunning piece of land in the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  wilderness  politics  forestpreserve 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Adirondack Experience Sues to Vacate Village of Lake Placid Effort to Seize Property via Eminent Domain
"Within days, Adirondack Experience will also file a separate suit against the Town of North Elba to reverse suspicious punitive actions taken by Town Assessor"
news  adirondacks  museum  lakeplacid  essexcounty  politics  taxes  bluemountainlake 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Cornell Postdoc Found Dead in Adirondack Mountain River
"He was always happy, and he spread happiness to everybody he met."
news  adirondacks  wilmington  essexcounty  ausableriver 
july 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
Lake Placid moves forward with eminent domain against Adirondack Experience museum (audio)
"This dispute pits Lake Placid, one of the North Country’s most high profile tourist destinations against the Adirondack Experience museum on Blue Mountain Lake, one of the region’s most respected cultural institutions."
news  adirondacks  museum  lakeplacid  essexcounty  politics 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends
Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends.
news  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  dec 
june 2017 by adirondacks
DEC website steers hikers to less popular peaks
"DEC hopes that visitors will hike lesser used trails, rather than overused trails such as Cascade Mountain."
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  highpeaks  conservation  essexcounty 
june 2017 by adirondacks
OSI purchases over 600 acres adjacent to Lake Champlain for recreation, water protection
"With regionally rare pitch pine populations, the property also provides habitat for regional wildlife, including nesting bald eagles, goshawks, grouse, turkeys and porcupine."
news  adirondacks  lakechamplain  essexcounty  conservation 
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
@NYSDEC: Keeseville couple charged for polluting Ausable River
Elizabeth D. Smith and Roger R. Smith, each charged with one felony count of unpermitted discharge of industrial waste and three misdemeanors charges – endangering public health, safety or the environment, disturbing the bed or banks of a stream, and failure to report a spill.
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  dec  crime  pollution  keeseville  ausableriver 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Lake Placid stunned by untimely death of bobsled great Steve Holcomb
"He was a three-time Winter Olympian, winning a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver games piloting the “Night Train” four-man bobsled."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  olympics  lakeplacid 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Olympic Family Mourns The Loss Of Olympic Champion Bobsledder Steven Holcomb
"Holcomb competed for Team USA in three Olympic Winter Games, making history at Vancouver 2010 when he piloted the “Night Train” U.S. four-man bobsled team to the gold medal."
news  adirondacks  olympics  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
may 2017 by adirondacks
New Amish neighbors present potential traffic troubles in Northern NY
"Strict religious requirements prevent Amish people from using most technology."
news  essexcounty  transportation  adirondacks  willsboro 
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
County aims to curb Frontier Town trespassing
"Plans are underway to transform the long-neglected site into a tourism hub called the Gateway to the Adirondacks, a project state and local officials say will revitalize the regional economy."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  northhudson 
may 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
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
Laying siege to the tower
"A classic route near Chapel Pond combines technical ice climbing with alpine-style mountaineering."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  climb  essexcounty 
march 2017 by adirondacks
The lure of thin ice
"In 1996, the amazing Jeff Lowe climbed a futuristic ice route at Poke-O-Moonshine. No one has repeated it in 21 years. That won’t stop Matt Horner from trying."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  climb  essexcounty 
january 2017 by adirondacks
First solo winter hike in the Adirondacks: Cascade and Porter
"Hiking a mountain in pleasant summer weather can be taxing enough and it is not recommended to try winter hiking unless you have prior experience under the best of conditions!"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
january 2017 by adirondacks
"Palmer Pond Mountain" - Hoffman Notch Wilderness - 12/28/16
"This is an unnamed peak immediately south of Palmer Pond at Exit 29 of I87."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
december 2016 by adirondacks
A Struggling Theme Park Asks: Do You Still Believe in Santa?
"Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, in Wilmington, N.Y., is among the last of the theme parks in the region, outlasting the Land of Makebelieve, Frontier Town, Time Town, Gaslight Village and other Adirondack roadside attractions."
news  adirondacks  whiteface  wilmington  heritage  essexcounty 
december 2016 by adirondacks
Summer bad news for bears
"DEC fielded an unusually high number of complaints about run-ins with bruins this year."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  essexcounty  highpeaks  dec  bear  conservation  hike  camp  climb 
december 2016 by adirondacks
Hiker recounts harrowing tale of survival
"Couple fell 100 feet down mountain, landed in snow-covered trees"
news  adirondacks  hike  climb  highpeaks  weather  dec  snow  essexcounty 
december 2016 by adirondacks
Missing hikers found hypothermic but alive near summit of Algonquin (audio)
"The couple told rangers they made it to Algonquin’s summit on Sunday but lost their way in whiteout conditions on the way back down. With their cell phone batteries dead, they hunkered down just below treeline and waited for help to arrive. Had they faced a third night out, rangers say this story could have ended very differently."
news  adirondacks  hike  climb  highpeaks  dec  weather  snow  essexcounty 
december 2016 by adirondacks
International students find home in Minerva
"Students from Liberia, Japan and Spain enjoying time so far in Adirondack Park"
news  adirondacks  essexcounty 
november 2016 by adirondacks
Giant Mountain 10/22/16
"The forecast went from overcast to 2 feet of snow to heavy winds and wind chill inducing gusts."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
october 2016 by adirondacks
Knob Lock Mountain - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 10/9/16
"The quiet hills were what we were after.  All the high peaks and all the popular trails would be crawling with people."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
october 2016 by adirondacks
Autumn Aura on the Adirondack Coast
"Autumn colors, autumn lighting, autumn sounds (think southward-flying Canada Geese), autumn textures (think crisp leaves eddying and frosted grass underfoot), autumn smells, and autumn flavors…"
buzz  adirondacks  foliage  essexcounty  essex 
october 2016 by adirondacks
Seymour Mountain
"I was so happy to see the summit sign I nearly cried."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  essexcounty 
october 2016 by adirondacks
Fall in the ADK and Hiking Cliff Mountain
"We got some nice views while climbing. There was ice on the neighboring peaks!  Winter is coming!"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
october 2016 by adirondacks
New York Peak Draws Crowds and Concern (1987)
"By the time you've said good morning to the 25th person on the trail, you're not really feeling like you're in a wilderness area."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  heritage  conservation  media 
september 2016 by adirondacks
Adirondack crisis: High Peaks hikers trashing trails, crowding summits
"The summit of Mt. Marcy is not the same experience when there are 300 people on the top the same time that you are."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  conservation  forestpreserve 
september 2016 by adirondacks
Packing Out Waste: You Can Take It With You
"Hikers learn to leave (absolutely) no trace on high-traffic peaks and trails."
campfire  hike  adirondacks  highpeaks  essexcounty  pollution  conservation  camp  forestpreserve 
august 2016 by adirondacks
Group Of 67 People Ticketed On Algonquin Peak
Every person involved in the illegal group(s) should be fined.
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  crime  conservation  quebec  essexcounty 
august 2016 by adirondacks
How Closure of 'Frontier Town' Theme Park Devastated a Tiny New York Town
"Frontier Town was the lifeblood of North Hudson, N.Y.'s economy. Now, like much of the town, it's empty." - Nothing lasts forever, not even the Forest Preserve.
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  heritage  northhudson 
august 2016 by adirondacks
The Ausable Club Is a High Peaks Haven
"Under an easement agreement made with New York State, much of the club's acreage is accessible to everyone." (probably for tax-purposes)
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
august 2016 by adirondacks
Beware of ticks, especially in Keene
"Keene and Keene Valley are often considered epicenters of hiking, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits, but the area is becoming known as an epicenter for another, not so flattering thing: Lyme disease."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  weather  essexcounty  keene  keenevalley  hike  camp 
june 2016 by adirondacks
Grand Hike Success! What's Next?
"Over 250 people came to the Grand Hike to the Essex Inn last Saturday where they hiked on three new CATS trails on their way to the Block Party in Essex."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  essex  lakechamplain  events 
may 2016 by adirondacks
DEC Alerts Hikers of Muddy Trail Conditions in The High Peaks
"Hikers Should Temporarily Avoid High Elevation Trails in the Adirondacks"
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  weather  dec 
may 2016 by adirondacks
Home to history and mystery
"You’ll find here disappearing ponds, Lake Champlain’s sheerest shoreline, panoramic vistas, and a wonderfully varied network of trails."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  splitrock  lakechamplain 
may 2016 by adirondacks
Abandoned missile silo causing sleepless nights for folks in the Adirondacks
"The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation investigated pumping of water from the Lewis missile silo, which drained into a creek. They found PCBs, lead, and mercury in the sludge."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lewiscounty  pollution  dec  heritage 
may 2016 by adirondacks
The Adirondacks: Wild at heart
"For the first time in more than a century, Boreas Ponds will open to the public."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  essexcounty 
april 2016 by adirondacks
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