Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Weather, Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday March 5, 2015
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5 hours ago
Zombie tourism
"The Adirondacks: Where it’s easy to escape!"
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12 hours 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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13 hours ago
Gore Mountain: 02/28/2015
"A beautiful, cloudless sky took the edge off Saturday morning's single-digit cold."
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14 hours ago
Haystack and Basin 2/28/15
"How would the conditions be? Would I have to buy crampons and an ice ax?"
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14 hours ago
Part of Glens Falls Civic Center wall collapses, hoops games moved
"Officials said they have not yet determined who will be responsible to pay for repairs."
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14 hours ago
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!"
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14 hours ago
County lawmakers urged to make Amish use orange triangle emblem on their buggies
"I’m not trying to be mean to any type of people. This would be for their own safety and the safety of the other drivers on the road."
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14 hours ago
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"
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2 days ago
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."
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2 days ago
Developers: Jericho Rise Wind Farm on track for completion in 2017 (audio)
"If you do the math, there’s not a wind turbine in Northern New York that will pay for itself and go on to helping for climate change."
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2 days ago
County Votes To Keep All $4M In Mohawk Land Claims Settlement
"Franklin County and the federal government have to approved the land claim deal before anyone gets paid."
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2 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 2/23-3/1/15
"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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2 days ago
XC Ski - E. Branch Sacandaga Trail - Siamese Ponds Wilderness - 2/28/15
"These trails were designed as ski trails and were well planned."
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3 days ago
‘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."
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6 days ago
From frozen pipes to frozen manure, a winter full of headaches
"This year's deep, prolonged freeze has sent frost 6 feet underground, deeper than usual."
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6 days ago
Remembering hermit French Louie with bear grease and maple syrup (audio)
"Louis Seymour, better known as "Adirondack French Louie" made the wilderness between Inlet and Lake Pleasant his home from the 1860's until his death on February 27, 1915."
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6 days ago
Nordic Fest this weekend
"A new three-day festival at Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center is set to begin Friday, Feb. 27."
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7 days ago
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."
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7 days ago
Seven Awesome Adirondack Stats
"...the Adirondack Park is large and full of awesome places to visit and explore."
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7 days ago
USGS: Another Small Quake in Adirondacks
"The Adirondack region is one of the most seismically active areas in the Northeast, thanks in part to a series of small fault lines in the area."
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7 days ago
Wilderness as therapist
"A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal."
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8 days ago
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."
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8 days ago
A push for clustering
"We know it’s a steep climb because the APA is not interested in improving the regulations."
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8 days ago
Bridge in Adirondacks to be replaced starting Monday
"The Route 86 bridge over the west branch of the Ausable River in Wilmington, Essex County, will be closed starting Monday to replace the bridge. A new span is expected to be open by June 1."
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8 days ago
Submit comments on the Draft Bald Eagle Conservation Management Plan through Apr 10 2015.
"New York State was instrumental in the restoration and recovery of the bald eagle in the northeast United States and continues to play an important role in providing suitable habitat for our nation's symbol"
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9 days ago
Dial and Nippletop 2/21/15
"Once we got close to the summit, we knew conditions were going to be tough."
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9 days ago
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."
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9 days ago
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."
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9 days ago
Paradise on the ponds
"In a time of low snow, skiers find ideal conditions on frozen ponds in the Fish Creek area."
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9 days ago
Hotel Saranac developer says competing project should be delayed (audio)
Every available room-alternative is gonna cut into his REVPAR, so what do you want him to say? (Both projects supported by NYS grants).
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9 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 2/16-2/22/15
"Be sure to properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry."
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10 days ago
The Triangulation of Verplanck Colvin
"Few fully understand what the Adirondack wilderness really is."
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10 days ago
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."
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10 days ago
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."
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10 days ago
Environmental groups drop appeal in Adirondack test drilling
"New York voters approved a constitutional amendment for NYCO Minerals Inc. to expand its Essex County pit mine onto 200 acres of state-owned land in exchange for 1,500 acres elsewhere."
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10 days ago
Giant Mountain & Rocky Peak (via @AdkRunner)
"Being in the mountains is my therapy of choice so we opted for a High Peak Adventure."
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10 days ago
Heart Lake Loop (via @MikeWeiskotten)
"Blue Skies and frigid temperatures made for clear views of Algonquin, Wright, Street, and Mt. Jo."
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10 days ago
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."
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14 days ago
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."
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14 days ago
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."
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14 days ago
35 years ago, the tiny village of Lake Placid hosted a miracle that will never happen again
"It is the only place in the whole history of the United States to host the Winter Olympic Games twice — a north-country outpost as majestic as it is remote, the place where the Winter Games changed forever."
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14 days ago
Bitter cold keeping skiers off area slopes
"Area ski resorts are confident that warmer temperatures will increase attendance this weekend."
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14 days ago
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."
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15 days ago
Backyard backcountry
"It’s been an excellent winter for out-the-backdoor nordic skiing."
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15 days ago
US hockey team's 'Miracle' gold medal was 35 years ago
"According to the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, which operates the winter sports venues in the region, nearly 2 million visitors, including thousands of youth hockey teams, go each year to this Adirondack Mountain village of 2,600."
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15 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 2/9-2/15/15
"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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15 days ago
Cazenovia cyclist 'scooting along' as he enters Adirondack Park en route to Mt. Marcy
"The 207-mile cycle is part of his non-stop, fundraising trek from Manlius to Mt. Marcy, which he plans to finish by hiking in snowshoes to the summit and back down later tonight."
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16 days ago
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."
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17 days ago
Photo Location: Mount Jo
"The fall foliage season is particularly spectacular but you will enjoy great views any time of year."
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17 days ago
Cashing in on winter
"Businesses that depend on snow are ecstatic over recent deluges"
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17 days ago
Cuomo: Sunmount faces review following "unfortunate incidents" (audio)
"Sunmount is one of the largest employers in Tupper Lake and in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York."
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17 days ago
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."
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20 days ago
Photo Location: Silver Lake Mountain
Looking forward to more posts like this - useful info!! (good use of tags)
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20 days ago
Ticonderoga International Paper gas pipeline project dead
"IP had also proposed burning waste tires in Ticonderoga to generate energy"
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23 days ago
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."
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23 days ago
Gore Mountain: 02/07 & 02/08/2015
"When the snow and cold are making daily headlines, skiers come out in droves."
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23 days ago
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."
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24 days ago
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."
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24 days ago
Snirt Run in Lewis County still up in the air due to lack of insurance
"... never implied or intended to offer insurance for the event."
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24 days ago
Empire State Winter Games officially open in Lake Placid
"A record number of over 1,600 athletes are set to compete starting Friday in the Adirondack Mountain region."
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27 days ago
City of Plattsburgh to Vote on Allowing Medical Marihuana Facilities
"The tax revenue generated from growing, processing, and dispensing medical marihuana will significantly boost our local economy."
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29 days ago
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."
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29 days ago
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."
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29 days ago
Hopkins Mountain (3156') - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 1/31/15
"They were whining a little bit, but it was more out of fun than agony."
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29 days ago
DEC Environmental Crimes Investigators Arrest Clinton Co. Man
"Charges Include Felony Endangering Public Health, Safety and the Environment"
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4 weeks ago
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