Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday February 23, 2017
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8 hours ago
Boat fatality case should not be dismissed
"West, 24, is accused of operating recklessly when driving his father’s boat into another boat near Cramer Point the night of July 25, killing 8-year-old Charlotte McCue and seriously injuring her mother."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  boating  crime 
10 hours ago
Warm weather shouldn't dampen World Snowshoe Championships (audio)
"More than 350 competitors from across the country and around the world are registered to compete in the event"
news  weather  adirondacks  events  snowshoe  saranaclake 
13 hours ago
Saranac Lake hosting 1st World Snowshoe Championships in U.S.
"Much of the action, including the 5-kilometer and 10K races, will be held at Dewey Mountain, where recent snowstorms have established a deep base."
news  adirondacks  snowshoe  events  saranaclake  franklincounty 
2 days ago
24 Hours after Gold
"3.3 seconds.  That was the margin when I toed the line."
buzz  adirondacks  ski 
6 days ago
The History of Recreational Camping in the USA
"The dense forests of New York's Adirondacks are dotted with lakes and bogs tucked among picturesque mountains. Summers are cool and the lakes are fresh and clean."
campfire  adirondacks  camp  heritage 
6 days ago
This is what teamwork looks like!
"I just say THANK YOU to all of you; your tireless work, sacrifice, and dedication made all of this possible!  This is your GOLD MEDAL!"
buzz  adirondacks  ski 
6 days ago
20 years of hard work pays in gold for Lake Placid biathlete Lowell Bailey
"I don’t think I’m going to be able to sit still all day. I’m going to go out and ski."
news  adirondacks  ski  events  paulsmiths 
6 days ago
DEC and State Parks Encourage Snowmobilers to Ride Safely
Snowmobilers urged to follow designated trails and avoid frozen bodies of water
news  adirondacks  weather  ice  snowmobile  newyork 
10 days ago
Loon Lake Mountain - Debar Mountain Wild Forest - 2/4/17
"If you are lucky enough to have the weather cooperate during a winter hike in the mountains, you can have a jaw-dropping beautiful day."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty  loonlake 
17 days ago
Too salty: study says heavy use of road salt in winter damages water, soil and blacktop
"The study looked at the 10,555 miles of roads in the Adirondacks, about 25 percent of which are maintained by the state, with the rest maintained by local governments."
news  adirondacks  transportation  snow  weather  conservation  pollution 
17 days ago
State funding to repair three rail tracks serving Newton Falls line
"This project, along with the Newton Falls Rail Rehabilitation and ongoing demolition and abatement at the former J&L site is part of a comprehensive set of efforts to rebuild the economic development infrastructure in Southern St. Lawrence County"
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  train 
20 days ago
Massena woman gets prison for theft of more than $250k
Only shared because of the ammount. Lack of accounting controls which lead to such crime, should also be a crime. We need to fix healthcare fraud on a National-level.
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime  taxes 
22 days ago
Tap Utica's potential as western gateway to ADKs
"Public and private partnerships to create a tourism center should be explored here, too."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  newyork  tourism  politics  herkimercounty  taxes  economicdevelopment 
23 days ago
Mohawks want U.S. government to put land parcels into trust
Smuggling still an issue rarely mentioned. This border needs to be controlled.
news  adirondacks  border  franklincounty  stlawrencecounty  crime 
27 days ago
Prosecutors withdraw drug test evidence in Lake George boat case
"technicality"..... hope they are able to still apply justice in this case.
news  adirondacks  lakegeorge  boating  booze  crime  warrencounty 
29 days ago
State pledges $20 million for ‘mountain coaster,’ Whiteface, Gore
"The $20 million for upgrades adds to $10 million Cuomo wants the state to give ORDA in the 2017-18 fiscal year."
news  adirondacks  newyork  whiteface  goremountain  ski  economicdevelopment  taxes  orda 
29 days ago
North Country Unemployment Map
There some seasonality involved in these numbers, but you get the idea.
campfire  adirondacks  economicdevelopment 
29 days ago
Is Frontier Town the best use of $32 million?
"If taxpayers are going to be asked to make such a large investment, the state has to make sure it’s the kind that will actually bring back a return. If not, then spend the money elsewhere."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  northhudson  economicdevelopment  taxes  politics 
4 weeks ago
The lure of thin ice
"In 1996, the amazing Jeff Lowe climbed a futuristic ice route at Poke-O-Moonshine. No one has repeated it in 21 years. That won’t stop Matt Horner from trying."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  climb  essexcounty 
5 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
Brewer Lake
"Even though winter can be harsh in Upstate New York, it can also be very beautiful."
buzz  adirondacks  snowshoe 
6 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
8 weeks 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 
8 weeks 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 
8 weeks 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 
9 weeks 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 
9 weeks 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 
10 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 
10 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 
11 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 
11 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 
11 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 
11 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 
12 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 
12 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 
12 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 
12 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 
12 weeks ago
Lawmakers OK Five Towns marketing hub
"We’re going to try to make our five towns a destination"
adirondacks  destinationmarketing 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
International students find home in Minerva
"Students from Liberia, Japan and Spain enjoying time so far in Adirondack Park"
news  adirondacks  essexcounty 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
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 
october 2016
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 
october 2016
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 
october 2016
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 
october 2016
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 
october 2016
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