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 
4 days ago
Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday January 12, 2017
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  hike  camp  climb  ski  essexcounty  weather  currentconditions 
5 days ago
Brewer Lake
"Even though winter can be harsh in Upstate New York, it can also be very beautiful."
buzz  adirondacks  snowshoe 
6 days ago
Great Camp Uncas in the Adirondacks
"Camp Uncas,  the second great camp built in the Adirondacks by William West Durant, is for sale for 2.7 million."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  heritage  raquettelake  hamiltoncounty 
13 days ago
This is how the bed tax should be used in Warren County
"Open, transparent government is always best, especially when it comes to spending tax dollars."
editorial  destinationmarketing  warrencounty  adirondacks 
14 days ago
Tapping Back Into The Dead Past
"City residents are upset over the possibility that the tax rate might take a double digit jump."
buzz  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  taxes  politics 
19 days ago
"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 
19 days ago
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 
24 days ago
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 
26 days ago
For rangers, just another day in the office
"Climbing toward alpine summits in the Adirondacks, the mess of trees lends a foreboding sense that this is not a comfortable place to live."
news  adirondacks  dec  forestpreserve 
29 days ago
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 
4 weeks ago
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 
4 weeks ago
Adirondack Wild Leaves BeWildNY Coalition Over Boreas Ponds Plan
All the support for vehicles, almost like there's some kind of land-swap deal.
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  politics  forestpreserve 
5 weeks ago
SLC lawmakers tell DA Rain: It's time to resign (audio)
"Prosecutors in New York State can’t be fired at the county level or recalled by voters."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  politics  crime 
6 weeks ago
Konowitz sheds light on backcountry rescue volunteers
"During frigid, icy winters here in the Adirondacks, rescue phone calls from deep within the wilderness occur on a weekly basis."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  camp  climb  ski 
6 weeks ago
John Hawkinson died without selling his car collection
"The story of Hawkeye’s cars is the story of an eccentric collector of “all things beautiful” who shunned his family’s fortune for a simple, solitary life in the Adirondacks."
buzz  adirondacks  franklincounty 
6 weeks ago
Bagging the Adirondack 46ers: High Peaks in Haiku #25-46
"May we continue to protect and maintain these woods and mountains, so as to always benefit from their bounty."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
6 weeks ago
Shooting in the Adirondacks with Sigma 150-600mm Lens
"With New York’s Adirondack Park as my backyard, I am fairly demanding of my photography equipment, as it is exposed to some pretty harsh conditions."
buzz  adirondacks  photography 
6 weeks ago
The man who walked the Adirondack Park into existence (audio)
"Clarence Petty was a guide, friend and mentor to several generations of Adirondack conservationists."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  conservation  hike 
7 weeks ago
On the law’s cutting edge
"These trails are constructed for motor vehicles operating at a high rate of speed" ... "The state argues that the new trails will enable DEC to close routes in the interior of the Preserve, enhancing its overall wildness."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  snowmobile  economicdevelopment  taxes  conservation  dec 
7 weeks ago
Protecting Black Bears in New York
"Black Bears are among the most intelligent and versatile of eastern residents, and have many traits that make them similar to hominids – our family of the primate order."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bear  newyork  conservation  hunt 
7 weeks ago
Lawmakers OK Five Towns marketing hub
"We’re going to try to make our five towns a destination"
adirondacks  destinationmarketing 
7 weeks ago
Watertown's Crow Hazing Starts Up For Another Year
"Even though the crows don't cause any harm, they cause some damage, so to speak." - maybe they are just here for a better life?
news  adirondacks  jeffersoncounty  watertown  wildlife  conservation 
8 weeks ago
The Adirondack Park is about to change. You better chime in.
"Public hearings are going on right now in towns and cities across New York state. In all there are a total of 102 different parcels being affected by various proposed changes, some of them major and some minor."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  dec  apa  conservation  economicdevelopment  newyork  politics 
8 weeks ago
How railroads brought tourism to Cranberry Lake (audio)
"Visitors from cities downstate came for the stories they'd heard about hunting and fishing and the natural beauty of the area."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  tourism  train  transportation  economicdevelopment  stlawrencecounty  cranberrylake 
8 weeks ago
Hotel Saranac must be open by May 1 under terms of new loan
"Its projected cost has ballooned to more than $35 million. That's more than two-and-a-half times the $13 million Roedel Companies said it would cost to buy and renovate the hotel three years ago."
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  economicdevelopment  politics  taxes  lodging 
9 weeks ago
International students find home in Minerva
"Students from Liberia, Japan and Spain enjoying time so far in Adirondack Park"
news  adirondacks  essexcounty 
10 weeks ago
Love in the Adirondacks: Elise Stefanik tells her engagement story
"Stefanik is seeking to win her second term representing the North Country’s 21st Congressional District in the Nov. 8 election."
news  adirondacks  newyork  politics  destinationmarketing  tourism 
11 weeks ago
Ancient "bones" of the Adirondacks (audio)
"The Adirondacks may be relatively young mountains, but their distinctive grey granite, anorthosite, originated 1.1 billion ago, so deep in the earth's crust that only continental collision could have formed it."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage 
11 weeks ago
Bagging the Adirondack 46ers: High Peaks in Haiku #1-24
"It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to beautiful landscapes, I think it might just be worth a little more."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
11 weeks ago
Trails showing their age
"Observers say more money is needed to repair and maintain an antiquated network of hiking routes."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  heritage 
11 weeks ago
West indicted for manslaughter in boat crash
Parents involved in cover-up, they too should receive justice. What about the others involved, they all LIED to hide the crime.
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  crime  boating  events 
12 weeks ago
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 
12 weeks ago
Snow in the Adirondacks This Weekend
Weather forecasts vary but some weather services forecast accumulations of snow ranging from three inches to a foot this weekend throughout most of the Adirondacks.
news  adirondacks  weather  dec  snow  hike  camp  snowshoe  highpeaks 
12 weeks ago
Border Patrol agent pleads to beating elderly couple at scene of wife's death in Massena
Still something super-hinky about this incident (death). This plea deal, almost 11 months later, seems to have successfully ended the "investigation". StLawCo justice system cannot be relied upon.
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime  massena 
october 2016
Catamount Mountain: 10/10/2016
This really is one of the best hikes in the ADKs.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  clintoncounty  blackbrook 
october 2016
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
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
Seymour Mountain
"I was so happy to see the summit sign I nearly cried."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  essexcounty 
october 2016
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
White Pine Camp
"... small liquor stations were installed along some of the camp trails — every 300 feet!"
buzz  heritage  camp  paulsmiths  adirondacks  booze  franklincounty 
october 2016
Adirondack Park, los mil colores del otoño en el estado de Nueva York
"Los Adirondacks, enclavados en el norte del Estado de Nueva York, constituyen una de las regiones de Estados Unidos con el otoño más espectacular"
buzz  adirondacks  photography  foliage 
october 2016
Backpacking Survival Stories: Using a Knife to Escape From a Falling Sled
"According to the trail register, the last person before me had passed through about a week and a half before."
buzz  adirondacks  snow  snowshoe  hike  camp  accident 
october 2016
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