Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday September 21, 2017
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1 hour ago
Crowded Peaks: Hiking Cascade With 500 Other People
I feel like we've turned a corner on Cascade, time to address the next tier of popular hikes.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  newyork 
11 hours ago
Pushing edge on Adirondack paddling adventure
"There were long portages, storms, motorboats and cold."
buzz  adirondacks  politics  franklincounty 
2 days ago
Landlord shuts railroad out of building over unpaid rent
Maybe commercial train rides aren't really that profitable or popular?
news  adirondacks  train  northcreek  warrencounty  johnsburg 
2 days ago
North Country at Work: from horseback to high-tech, a century of Troop B (audio)
"Troop B was not one of the initial four troops. It was formed in 1921, largely because of Prohibition."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  crime  newyork 
3 days ago
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 
6 days ago
Forest rangers running ragged as search-and-rescues increase
"Internet users and cellphone users have become our best customers"
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  camp  wilderness  highpeaks 
7 days ago
Kratom debate reaches new level
"Hundreds of kratom supporters from around the U.S. posted comments Tuesday on the Enterprise story about Dana’s reported cause of death."
news  adirondacks  tupperlake 
7 days ago
DEC Considers Expanding Bear-Canister Regs
"Now, bear canisters are required only in the nearby eastern High Peaks Wilderness—from April 1 to November 30."
news  adirondacks  hike  camp  forestpreserve  wildlife  conservation  dec  bear 
10 days ago
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 
10 days ago
Bog River Flow to Oswagatchie Traverse
"We had a mix of knives and axes including a Mora Classic, Adventure Sworn Classic, Gransfors Hunters Axe, Swiss Army Farmer and two buck saws."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  hamiltoncounty  stlawrencecounty 
10 days ago
Inventing the Adirondacks: Camp Pine Knot
"Because the property is used year-round by SUNY Cortland for educational purposes, it may be difficult to visit."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  heritage  hamiltoncounty 
10 days ago
Canada preparing winter shelters as migrant wave continues
"A harsh winter is around the corner, and the government launched an urgent call for the winterized mobile homes."
news  adirondacks  border  newyork  canada  quebec  politics  champlain 
19 days ago
Canadian Immigration Agencies Overwhelmed By Influx of Haitian Asylum Seekers
"Many are Haitians, unknowingly abandoning a country that recently extended their legal residency for one that shuttered the program a year ago."
news  adirondacks  border  newyork  champlain  canada  politics 
21 days ago
A night on the road of migrant Plattsburgh rang Roxham
"Canada is a bilingual country. You’d better speak English, responds firmly the policeman. Right now, no one is available to address you in English. You’ll have to wait."
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  canada  border  politics 
21 days ago
Haitian asylum seekers trigger soul searching over Canada's immigration policy (audio)
"Canada is an open and welcoming society because Canadians have confidence in our immigration system and have confidence that we are a country based on laws."
news  adirondacks  border  canada  crime  politics  newyork  champlain 
21 days ago
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 
22 days ago
Adirondack Groups Say Cuomo’s Luxury Campsite Plan Violates State Constitution
"Governor’s proposed “glamping” facilities risk destroying wilderness in the name of tourism"
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  politics  newyork  forestpreserve  economicdevelopment 
22 days ago
Cover up. West Nile-infected mosquitoes discovered in ClintonCo
"The most important message is, you want to take preventive measures to minimize the chance of getting bit by mosquitoes at this time."
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  camp  hike 
24 days ago
Close the beach for safety's sake
"The latest test results from this week, showing high bacteria counts again in the swimming area, should convince state officials that strong action to protect public health needs to be taken."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  warrencounty  lakegeorge  beach  pollution 
5 weeks ago
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."
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5 weeks ago
Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Begins August 19, 2017 In Eastern Upstate New York
"On August 19, 2017, all calls made within and between area codes 518 and 838 MUST be placed using the 10-digit telephone number."
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6 weeks ago
Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US
90% Haitans, attracted by benefits and French-language environment.
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6 weeks ago
The Latest: Canada sends soldiers to migrant border crossing
Lots of Canadians I've talked to today seem bewildered by this situation.
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6 weeks ago
A U.S. back road is route to hope in Canada for many migrants
"We have an open compassionate country, but we have a strong system that we follow... Protecting Canadian confidence in the integrity of our system allows us to continue to be open, and that’s exactly what we need to continue to do."
news  adirondacks  border  canada  politics  newyork 
6 weeks ago
Tupper resort receives key permits
"The ACR project began in February 2004 but has stalled many times amid regulatory reviews, environmental lawsuits and developers’ financial troubles."
news  adirondacks  tupperlake  adkclubresort  franklincounty  economicdevelopment  politics  conservation 
6 weeks ago
Adirondack mountains were "the playground" for new FBI director (audio)
"He spent the summers of his youth at his family’s camp near Keene Valley, hiking the High Peaks and fishing for trout. His father, Cecil Wray, is a former state Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner."
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6 weeks ago
The homemade canoe that struck gold at the 1948 Summer Olympics (audio)
"In August 1880, the American Canoe Association was founded on the shores of Lake George, and in 1948, an ACA member captured silver and gold medals for the U.S. during the Summer Olympics in London."
buzz  adirondacks  paddle  olympics  heritage 
7 weeks ago
Tourism debate gets testy in Warren County
"County tourism leaders have involved more members of the Warren County Lodging Association, a group of hoteliers and lodgers, in the promotion process in recent years, forming an advisory committee of public and private leaders to give input."
news  adirondacks  tourism  taxes  economicdevelopment  warrencounty  politics 
7 weeks ago
Indian snowshoer indicted on sex abuse charge
"Hussain is alleged to have subjected a 12 year old female to sexual contact and engaged in inappropriate conversations with said child during the time he was in Saranac Lake"
news  adirondacks  snowshoe  events  politics  crime  saranaclake 
7 weeks ago
Search continues near Gothics for missing hiker
The whole situation is becoming a bit ridiculous. Hope they find that hiker.
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7 weeks ago
Social Media and the Adirondack Backcountry
"The great paradox of conservation is that it’s a double-edged sword."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  hike  wilderness  forestpreserve 
7 weeks ago
Officials set to bar boaters from annual Lake George party bay (audio)
"They're planning a multi-agency approach to close-off the popular bay a year after a fatal boat accident after last summer's party."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  booze  events 
7 weeks ago
Linking ‘problems’ on Baker Mountain
"Roth said several of the problems are located right along the trail or at the summit."
buzz  adirondacks  climb  saranaclake 
7 weeks ago
Roedel drops suit against Saranac Lake planners
"In that sense, the lawsuit was effective, ...because it delayed the project and cost the developers money."
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  forestpreserve  economicdevelopment  politics  taxes 
7 weeks ago
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 
8 weeks ago
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 
8 weeks ago
"Running out of money," Ogdensburg hopes to reshape city government
"Ogdensburg is technically the only city in St. Lawrence County, but it has a pretty small tax base."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  economicdevelopment  taxes  politics  ogdensburg 
8 weeks ago
Plattsburgh mayor proposes layoffs for some city managers (audio)
"Without the consolidation and layoffs, Read said the city would either have to raise taxes, or enact pay cuts for dozens of lower level city employees."
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  politics  taxes  economicdevelopment 
8 weeks ago
Cuomo says $1.3 billion Adirondack tourism industry is booming
"He says there have been more than 12 million visitors to the Adirondacks, and it's a $1.3-billion industry."
news  adirondacks  tourism  politics  economicdevelopment  newyork 
9 weeks ago
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 
9 weeks ago
MTA wrote $4.9M check to three upstate ski centers
"They’re stealing from one bankrupt place to prop up another bankrupt place."
news  adirondacks  ski  taxes  economicdevelopment  newyork  politics  orda 
10 weeks ago
NY issues warning: six North Country drownings in one week
"Water is forceful, and even good swimmers have a tough time staying afloat due to turbulence and hydraulics."
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10 weeks ago
Your Dog And The Adirondack Forest Preserve
"Enjoy your time in the outdoors with your dog, but be sure to protect your dog, protect wildlife and respect other outdoor recreationist."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  editorial 
10 weeks ago
No glamping in Forest Preserve
"Glamping introduces artificial conveniences and comforts in overnighting on the Forest Preserve at the expense of wild forest character and conditions"
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness  politics 
10 weeks ago
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 
10 weeks ago
Kayaker’s body found in Kiwassa
"This is the second apparent drowning in the area in roughly a week."
news  adirondacks  paddle  saranaclake 
10 weeks ago
Should Campfires Be Banned In Forest Preserve?
I lean toward "Yes", but it would make winter-camping quite arduous.
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  fire  conservation  wilderness 
10 weeks ago
As Adirondack North Creek tourism train cuts back, questions about the future (audio)
Seriously, who really thinks any tourist train in the Adirondacks is both a Unique Selling Proposition or something economically viable? Maddening waste of corridor, ossified thinking by "local leaders".
news  adirondacks  train  northcreek 
10 weeks ago
Noise in the Park
Haha, the kind of ironic note that I like. Bagpipes!
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  wilderness 
10 weeks ago
125 Years of Altitude: 25 Adirondack Hikes
"Here are just a few places to acquaint you with a wide and wild variety of landscapes in this northern corner of New York State."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve 
11 weeks ago
DEC to Reopen Lower Locks on Saranac Chain of Lakes on Saturday, July 1
Boaters Again Able to Access Five Lakes and 5,000+ Acres of Water Starting this Weekend
news  adirondacks  boating  saranaclake  dec 
11 weeks ago
Plattsburgh's ambitious budget cuts leave city managers feeling threatened (audio)
Not as threatened as the taxpaying citizens who pay their wages. They are part of the problem, if they are not part of the solution.
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  taxes  politics 
12 weeks ago
Sewer woes again close iconic Lake George beach
"On Wednesday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said unsafe levels of sewage-related E. coli bacteria near the beach will keep it closed until at least Friday."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  beach  dec 
june 2017
Volunteers wanted: Annual Adirondack Loon Census
"The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8 to 9 a.m."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation  bird 
june 2017
Trail Safe
"The Adirondack Park is, perhaps, the most accessible public land in the world. There are no gates or fees to access a hike and it never closes. I hope you enjoy the majesty and wonder of this extraordinary place."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
june 2017
Jack Drury Responds To Boreas Ponds Hut-to-Hut Concerns
If the governor is $upporting hut-to-hut $chemes, this endorsement makes $en$e. The only place I wouldn't mind seeing a hut, is in the pit mine at Lewis.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  taxes  conservation  politics 
june 2017
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
State, hiking groups brace for busy season
"ADK Mountain Club and DEC to promote stewardship while steering hikers to lesser-known trails"
news  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve  highpeaks  conservation  dec 
june 2017
A curious invitation
"Over the last 20 years, at least, the state has bestowed a great deal of money and attention on the Lake Placid area"
buzz  editorial  economicdevelopment  lakeplacid  politics  newyork 
june 2017
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