Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday April 23, 2015
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2 days ago
John Brown's funeral and gravestone (audio)
"The abolitionist John Brown was hanged in December 1859 after he and his followers raided the United States Arsenal in Harpers Ferry."
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4 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/13-4/19/15
"Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the backcountry."
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4 days ago
An Adirondack solution in Japan
"We hoped that we could learn much from what they do in Adirondacks for nature preservation and sound tourism."
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5 days ago
Mud season and messy times in the north country
"Why not take advantage of the minimal crowds and venture forth?"
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6 days ago
More Than 3,000 Ride in the Snirt Run
"It wasn't long ago that this year's event was in jeopardy because of insurance issues."
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7 days ago
Effort forms to reduce salt entering Lake George's waters
"As our main drinking water supply, Lake George will eventually become a health hazard to people suffering from hypertension if we don’t stop these ominous trends."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  conservation  transportation 
9 days ago
Luxury cruise ship will stop in Clayton almost a dozen times this summer (audio)
"The ship’s new route will bring it to the Thousand Islands village almost a dozen times this summer, each time with as many as 200 people aboard."
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10 days ago
Donation Of Historic Amusement Park May Be Brought To Referendum (audio)
"The small park of about 8-and-a-half acres was a summer destination for decades after opening in the 1920s."
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12 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/6-4/12/15
"DEC Forest Rangers’ knowledge of first aid, land navigation and technical rescue techniques are often critical to the success of their missions."
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12 days ago
Spring Cycling - Get out and Ride!
"The season is here, and it’s time to take advantage of it and have fun."
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13 days ago
Potsdam gay pride parade brings faith and awareness in its second year
"It’s the only parade of its kind in the north country and participants from SUNY Potsdam and community members said the openness they have discovered in the region, including St. Lawrence County, has been remarkable."
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13 days ago
Going the Tiny House Route
Reducing our footprint is the best way to go.
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16 days ago
Saranac Lake E-mail Policy Limits Government Transparency
This is the kind of journalism we need more of in the local press.
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16 days ago
Hurricane Trail Re-route: A Herculean and Timely Effort
According to the history section of the area’s Unit Management Plan, the name Hurricane derives not from the weather but from a Native American name for the mountain, No-do-ne-yo, which means “hill of the wind.”
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16 days ago
Rabies on the move in North Country
"In the past two weeks, six rabies positive raccoons have been found in Franklin County." - ClintonCo too.
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19 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 3/30-4/5/15
"Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the backcountry."
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19 days ago
No chance Lake Placid will host another Olympics
So much corruption associated with Olympics. Best to avoid.
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20 days ago
Anthonys's Nose, Record Hill and Flat Rock Shoreline - Lake George, NY - 4/4/15
"Lake George, in the southern Adirondacks of upstate New York is surrounded by many beautiful mountains, hills and overlooks."
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20 days ago
Details emerge about new Adirondack Park boat inspection and decontamination program
"South Colton, Cadyville, Ray Brook, Inlet, Alder Creek, Speculator, Northville, Chateaugay, Paul Smith’s College and Tupper Lake."
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20 days ago
Study: North Country Among Least Healthy Places In NY
"The study takes in account things like exercise opportunities, the average person's education, and job opportunities."
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24 days ago
Gore Mountain: 03/28/2015
"In the mountains, winter hasn’t even started to think about loosening its grip."
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25 days ago
Santanoni: Historic Preservation And Nature
"The Japanese influence on the camp’s layout, the impact the architecture makes, the history there – it does set your mind going."
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25 days ago
XC Ski - New Land Trust - Saranac, NY - 3/29/15
"The New Land Trust (NLT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that exists for the community and is supported by private donations.  The land parcel is 287 acres and 31 trails wind through the property.  Information and a nice trail map can be found on their website at"
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25 days ago
After half a century, one last day to eat at HoJo's in Lake Placid
"The Howard Johnson's restaurant in Lake Placid, N.Y., is one of only three franchises from that once-famous chain still open in the United States."
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26 days ago
Adirondack Rock Climbing Route Closures
"Rock climbing routes with active nest sites are temporarily closed to prevent any disturbances that might interfere with the successful raising of the young peregrine falcons."
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26 days ago
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."
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4 weeks ago
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."
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4 weeks ago
Consul General Of Canada In NY Speaks On Cross-Border Relationship (audio)
"From cross-border trade to security, New York’s northernmost communities strive for close ties with our neighbors to the north"
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4 weeks ago
Snirt Run secures insurance policy from New Jersey company
"It is an ATV rally that draws riders from all over the state for early runs on town and Lewis County roads, chiefly on the Tug Hill Plateau."
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4 weeks ago
Boat-washing will be expanded
"The Lake George Park Commission will man a seventh boat-washing station in its second-year of the pilot program to test mandatory boat-washing around Lake George waters."
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4 weeks ago
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."
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4 weeks ago
Noonmark Mountain - Dix Mountain Wilderness - 3/18/15
"The "easy" way up is from the Ausable Club Road via the Henry L. Stimson trail."
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4 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 3/16-3/22/15
"New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide."
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4 weeks ago
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."
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5 weeks ago
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.
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5 weeks ago
Bailey 13th (Burke 14th) at world champs
"Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, finished 13th and Tim Burke, of Paul Smiths, was 14th in the men's 15-kilometer race"
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5 weeks ago
Controversial waterfront resort clears major hurdle in Saranac Lake (audio)
"Every so often an issue pops up in a small town that goes viral; it sparks fierce arguments about the community’s future, about the vision for the local economy, about the quality of life."
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5 weeks ago
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."
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5 weeks ago
Canoe lawsuit could establish New York recreational waterway access
"Depending on how it is settled, it could mean that waterways bordered by private land are open to public recreational use."
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5 weeks ago
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."
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5 weeks ago
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."
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5 weeks ago
For sub-arctic birds, the North Country is Florida
"Maybe we could learn some tricks from these hardy vacationers."
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5 weeks ago
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."
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5 weeks ago
Insurance still a concern for the Snirt Run
"The club intends to be secretive about agents and companies it is working with to obtain the policy, because it does not want this policy to be revoked too."
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6 weeks ago
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."
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6 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search And Rescue Highlights: 3/2-3/8/15
"Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the backcountry."
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6 weeks ago
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."
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6 weeks ago
ADK's Volunteer Trail Work 2014 Accomplishments
"Over 240 volunteers participated in various ADK Supervised Volunteer trail projects & workshops in 2014."
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6 weeks ago
Cuomo touts upstate tourism
"Several initiatives aim to lure visitors to the Adirondacks"
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6 weeks ago
Magazine ranks StLawCo in top 10 for factory expansions
"The rankings focus on new corporate facility projects or expansions with significant impact."
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6 weeks ago
Winter Camping 101
Practicing logistics in a low-risk way.... excellent start to camping in the Best Season.
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7 weeks ago
Governor to return to Lake Placid for 2015 Adirondack Winter Challenge
"Cuomo and other government officials will sample skiing, bobsledding, and various ice sports."
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7 weeks ago
Hiker's death hangs over trip
"You don't go out in weather like that, do you?"
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7 weeks ago
Zombie tourism
"The Adirondacks: Where it’s easy to escape!"
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7 weeks ago
Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides
"For $75, visitors on winter Saturdays can take a sled ride belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug."
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7 weeks ago
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