Illegal “Skidding” Causes a Ruckus (video)
I'm all about shredding, but the milieu that these guys are in is totally foreign to me.
campfire  bike 
11 hours ago
Unnamed "Palmer Pond" Mountain - Hoffman Notch Wilderness - 7/26/15
"From the summit, the only views are facing east and south, but just west of the true summit is a fantastic set of ledges and rock where you can see south, west and north."
buzz  hike  essexcounty  adirondacks 
yesterday
Hard Cider in the North Country: The original American tipple
"Cider was the most popular and widespread drink of Colonial America, enjoying a long and prosperous reign from the 1700s to the 1920s."
buzz  adirondacks  food  booze  heritage 
yesterday
Great Escape to have police patrol in park
"They came to us because of a couple of incidents that have happened, and there were some concerns because their attendance numbers are very high this year."
news  adirondacks  lakegeorge  warrencounty  attractions  crime 
yesterday
Balance at its best is evolving in the Adirondack Park
"This is our home, and we understand better than anyone how inexplicably linked our economic prospects are to a healthy, well-protected natural environment."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  conservation  economicdevelopment  politics  forestpreserve 
yesterday
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 7/20-7/26/15
"Search and rescue missions often require Rangers to function in remote wilderness areas from rugged mountainous peaks to white-water rivers, and through vast forest areas from spruce-fir thicket to open hardwoods."
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  herkimercounty  saratogacounty 
yesterday
Revelers turn out for annual lake party at Log Bay
"The annual event takes place on the last Monday in July in and around the bay, which is one of the few places on Lake George where it’s easy to anchor and walk among the boats and floats."
news  adirondacks  lakegeorge  events  boating  booze  washingtoncounty 
yesterday
Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday July 24, 2015
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  hike  camp  climb  ski  essexcounty  weather  currentconditions 
5 days ago
Amish and lawmakers agree: more reflective tape on buggies (audio)
"Compliance with the agreement is voluntary, but Amish leaders encourage the St. Lawrence County sheriff’s department to help people comply."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  transportation 
6 days ago
Cuomo hits Adks to promote tourism
"The Adirondacks are truly one of New York's crown jewels and I know that once people see them for themselves, they will fall in love and keep coming back."
news  adirondacks  tourism  newyork  politics  economicdevelopment 
6 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 7/13-7/19/15
"DEC Forest Rangers’ knowledge of first aid, land navigation and technical rescue techniques are often critical to the success of their missions."
news  adirondacks  hike  camp  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  washingtoncounty 
8 days ago
State purchase opens up Opalescent
"With the acquisition of the MacIntyre East tract near Tahawus, the public now owns 12 miles of shoreline along the upper Hudson and the Opalescent."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  forestpreserve  conservation  paddle 
8 days ago
Henderson Mountain (3752') - High Peaks Wilderness
"Henderson rises to an elevation of 3752'.  There is no trail to the summit, but the bushwhack is less than one mile from the trail to Bradley Pond."
buzz  hike  adirondacks  highpeaks  essexcounty 
14 days ago
Wright Peak Family Hike 7/11/15
"You get a nice warm up on the 0.9 mile hike to the intersection with the Marcy Dam trail and then make your way over some rolling terrain before beginning your climb in earnest."
buzz  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
14 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 7/6-7/12/15
"New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide."
news  adirondacks  hike  dec  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty 
14 days ago
Enviro group wants to look at wolves, cougars
"The eastern gray wolf and cougars flourished across New York for centuries but were eliminated by hunting and bounties in the 19th century."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  politics 
14 days ago
NY tourist train and Adirondack rail trail hearings set
"Advocates of extending the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to Lake Placid instead of creating a multi-use trail had requested the Utica hearing." ...Ugh, this train-thing will never end.
news  adirondacks  train  politics 
14 days ago
State boat inspection stations open in Adirondacks
"Also, more than 100 events will held this week across the state in recognition of Invasive Species Week, which the governor proclaimed as July 12 – 18."
buzz  adirondacks  invasivespecies  boating  newyork  conservation 
14 days ago
Report: State not adequately protecting Adirondacks
"The management planning process utilized by DEC in consultation with APA is rigorous, open and transparent, inviting the public to participate throughout the entire planning process, including local government leaders and all the diverse stakeholders who care strongly in how these lands will be managed in the future."
news  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  apa  dec  newyork  politics 
14 days ago
Wanted: Volunteers to count loons in the Adirondacks
"Volunteers in the Adirondacks are being asked to report on the number of adult and immature loons and loon chicks that they observe during the hour-long census."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation 
14 days ago
Dean of plane wrecks
"Forest Ranger Scott Van Laer tracks down the remains—and the stories— of aircraft that crashed in the Adirondacks over the years."
buzz  adirondacks  dec  accident  heritage 
16 days ago
DRINKING WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR HAMILTON, PILON, CALQUOHOUN, AND DICKERSON ISLANDS
"A Do Not Consume Order (DNCO) or a Do Not Consume Advisory (DNCA) is issued to the public when the water in a community’s water system contains a contaminant, such as a chemical, that cannot be removed from the water by boiling."
news  adirondacks  pollution  border 
21 days ago
Lake Lila, Adirondacks – Whitney Wilderness Canoe Trip
"We portaged in and paddled around the lake exploring the surrounding nature and camping for three nights."
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  camp  paddle 
22 days ago
Six nights in the Adirondacks, no #EscapedPrisoners
"One mile on a slippery, potholed dirt road can be just as memorable and exciting as anything else we might do in life."
buzz  adirondacks  motorcycle 
22 days ago
J.P. Morgan's 120-Year-Old 'Great Camp Uncas' in the Adirondacks Can Be Yours for $3.25M
"You can now own a piece of the Adirondacks that has provided serenity for so many others for over a century."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  heritage 
22 days ago
End of the Line for Adirondack Scenic Railroad Expansion?
"We estimate between 190,000 to 200,000 riders annually, running a full service between Utica and Lake Placid, annual revenues between $5 and $6 million." ..... yeah right.
news  adirondacks  train  taxes 
22 days ago
Los Adirondack (pics and video)
"Este parque nacional está formado por montañas de hasta 1.629 metros de altura (Monte Marcy), cientos de lagos y zonas boscosas que albergan hayas, arces y abedules además de la fauna típica de estas zonas boreales como los alces y ciervos."
buzz  adirondacks 
23 days ago
Search continues for missing man
"39-year-old Tristan Metroze, a New York City native, was last seen after renting a car in Lake Placid on June 4th. He never returned the vehicle."
news  adirondacks 
23 days ago
Warning about swimming holes (ADKs too)
Enough people have died in swimming holes, please take care.
news  adirondacks  weather  accident  vermont 
26 days ago
A tour of the Dix Range: Macomb's 1947 Slide>Hunter's Pass 6/27/15
"For a mountain climber (especially ones who finds themselves off trail), one of the best feelings in the world is cresting the summit ridge."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
27 days ago
Bald Peak (3060') - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 6/24/15
"Bald Peak is a great half day hike from Route 9 in New Russia.  It's a good workout with 2500' of vertical gain over the course of 7.8 miles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
27 days ago
Joe Martens to step down as DEC chief (audio)
"The move comes after Martens played a pivotal role here in the North Country changing the debate over land conservation in the Adirondack Park."
news  adirondacks  dec  newyork  forestpreserve  politics  conservation 
27 days ago
Adirondack Independence Day Celebrations
"Wherever you are, give yourself plenty of time to choose the perfect spot to view the fireworks."
buzz  adirondacks  events 
27 days ago
New Wild Walk like a High Line in the Adirondack forest
"The highly anticipated trail is expected to boost the area's tourism industry."
news  adirondacks  tupperlake  museum  attractions  franklincounty 
27 days ago
Escapee David Sweat shot and captured, manhunt over (audio)
"According to state officials, David Sweat was shot twice and apprehended around 3:20 pm Sunday afternoon by a New York State Police sergeant."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  franklincounty  prison  crime  newyork 
4 weeks ago
Alibaba’s Jack Ma Buys $23 Million Property in New York’s Adirondacks
"The Chinese billionaire has conservation plans for the 28,100-acre property."
news  adirondacks  economicdevelopment 
4 weeks ago
Business and camping flourishing despite hunt for killers
"They appreciate all the extra bit of law enforcement and they aren’t the least bit afraid"
news  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  clintoncounty  crime  franklincounty  camp  economicdevelopment 
4 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 6/15-6/21/15
"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."
news  adirondacks  dec  essexcounty  herkimercounty  washingtoncounty  hike 
5 weeks ago
Vibrant Aurora
I should get out more at night.
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy  photography 
5 weeks ago
Sunrise Mtn (3614') and Boreas Mtn (3776') - Elk Lake Preserve - 6/19/15
"A wonderful lodge, on a glorious lake, surrounded by 12,000 acres is tough to beat."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
5 weeks ago
It's Time to Clean, Drain and Dry
"If you plan to launch a watercraft then you should also plan to remove any plant or animal (whole or in part) that is attached to the watercraft."
buzz  adirondacks  invasivespecies  boating  paddle 
5 weeks ago
Owls Head under virtual lockdown after authorities discover DNA link to Sweat, Matt (audio)
"It’s a confirmed lead for us. It has generated a massive law enforcement response as you can see. And we’re going to run this to ground."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  crime  franklincounty  newyork  prison 
5 weeks ago
Cops Hope Dirty Underwear, Bloody Socks, and Peanut Butter Will Lead them to the Escaped Convicts
"Despite all the evidence indicating the convicts were in southwest New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo last week said that, for all he knew, Matt and Sweat were in Mexico."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  crime  clintoncounty  franklincounty  newyork 
5 weeks ago
If NY prison escapees are in the woods, how are they surviving?
"Outdoors experts familiar with the area say if the two hiding or holed up somewhere in the woods, they're doing it during one of the worst times of the year—short of the dead of winter."
buzz  adirondacks  survival  prison  crime  clintoncounty  dannemora  newyork 
5 weeks ago
Relief, thanks greet state approval of Franklin County bed tax
"The occupancy tax would implement a 5 percent surcharge on the charges for temporary lodging, such as hotel or motel stays."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  taxes  tourism  economicdevelopment  politics 
5 weeks ago
DEC's 11th Hour Forest Preserve Plans Criticized
"... the evidence grows every month that recreational and economic opportunities are now the top priorities at APA and DEC because they are Governor Cuomo’s top priorities."
buzz  adirondacks  dec  apa  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  newyork 
6 weeks ago
Close The Drapes
"News teams from all over have descended on this backwoods area after two prisoners escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY.  CNN, CBS, the whole alphabet soup."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  crime  clintoncounty  prison  newyork  media 
6 weeks ago
Strategy shifting in search for escaped prisoners, officials say (video)
"At some point, you have to ask whether it’s a wise investment to keep doing the same thing, involving hundreds and hundreds of officers, when you don’t have much to show for it because you’re going to need those resources going forward."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  crime  newyork  prison 
6 weeks ago
Kayaking 0n the Schroon River - 6/13/15
"There was a nice breeze on the river and it was a joy to be out on the water."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  schroonlake  paddle 
6 weeks ago
Wildway Overlook Trail
"The trail is a short one mile or so from Brookfield Road in the town of Essex, New York."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  essex 
6 weeks ago
New York Looks to Trains to Improve Rural Tourism in the Adirondacks
"The transportation agency estimates the cost of rehabilitating tracks at $11 million, which would bring them up to federal standards for passenger train speeds of 30 mph. It estimates the cost of the 34-mile trail at $7.8 to $9.8 million." ... Insanity.
news  adirondacks  train  bike  dec  forestpreserve  dot  newyork  taxes  economicdevelopment 
6 weeks ago
Life behind the walls of Dannemora (audio)
"Inside their courts, individual prisoners can make gardens or set up private recreation areas or keep barbecue grills."
buzz  adirondacks  prison  dannemora  clintoncounty  heritage 
6 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights 6/10- 6/13/15
"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."
news  adirondacks  dec  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  washingtoncounty  hike  bike 
6 weeks ago
Prison escape: Inside the minds of Richard Matt and David Sweat
"Hating “the system,” escaping from it, then running for their lives can do a lot to connect very broken people."
buzz  prison  crime  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  newyork 
6 weeks ago
With manhunt in tenth day, Cuomo set to launch independent probe
"The men apparently used prison contractors' tools, taking care to return them to their toolboxes after each night's work."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  crime  clintoncounty  newyork  prison 
6 weeks ago
Cadyville Field Day Cancelled Due to Search for Prisoners
"For the past 49 years... thousands show up in Cadyville, New York for field day."
news  adirondacks  events  cadyville  crime  clintoncounty 
6 weeks ago
'Shawshank' prisoner Richard Matt's son says he shouldn't have been able to flee
"You know he has escaped before. He has a genius IQ. I can't believe they let this happen."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  crime  prison  newyork 
6 weeks ago
Ready to soar: Lake George zip line ride set to open this summer
"It’s a thrill ride, but I think it’s more than that. It’s an Adirondacks experience."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  economicdevelopment  conservation  attractions 
6 weeks ago
Successful National Trails Day in Wanakena
"Most of the projects focused on improving the Cranberry Lake 50 Trail that traverses around Cranberry Lake and passes through the villages of Wanakena and Cranberry Lake."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  events  stlawrencecounty  cranberrylake 
6 weeks ago
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