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."
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7 hours ago
Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday October 27, 2016
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11 hours 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."
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Trails showing their age
"Observers say more money is needed to repair and maintain an antiquated network of hiking routes."
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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.
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3 days ago
Giant Mountain 10/22/16
"The forecast went from overcast to 2 feet of snow to heavy winds and wind chill inducing gusts."
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3 days 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.
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6 days 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.
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8 days ago
Catamount Mountain: 10/10/2016
This really is one of the best hikes in the ADKs.
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9 days ago
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."
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9 days ago
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…"
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9 days ago
Seymour Mountain
"I was so happy to see the summit sign I nearly cried."
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9 days ago
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!"
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15 days ago
White Pine Camp
"... small liquor stations were installed along some of the camp trails — every 300 feet!"
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21 days ago
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"
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21 days ago
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."
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23 days ago
After acquittal, why are prosecutors still saying Hillary's guilty? (audio)
"There will be no further investigation because I’m 100 percent certain, as are police, they got the right man."
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24 days ago
Rail-trail questions: State says ownership of Adirondack rail corridor uncertain (audio)
The corridor should be for public-use, not by individual businesses for profit - excluding all other users.
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24 days ago
Map of the Adirondack Game Preserve, owned by the J&J Rogers Co., AuSable Forks
Map of the Adirondack Game Preserve, owned by the J&J Rogers Co., AuSable Forks
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29 days ago
New York Peak Draws Crowds and Concern (1987)
"By the time you've said good morning to the 25th person on the trail, you're not really feeling like you're in a wilderness area."
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4 weeks ago
Lake George marinas to offer new training for boat renters
"State law does not require boat renters or operators born after May 1996 to take a safety course, but the incidents on Lake George this year prompted calls for training."
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5 weeks ago
County's 'Bed Tax' Now Covers Person-To Person Rentals
"There was an unfairness involved there that we needed to rectify." - taxes aren't meant to be a weapon to balance the scales of justice.
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6 weeks ago
Adirondack crisis: High Peaks hikers trashing trails, crowding summits
"The summit of Mt. Marcy is not the same experience when there are 300 people on the top the same time that you are."
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6 weeks ago
Packing Out Waste: You Can Take It With You
"Hikers learn to leave (absolutely) no trace on high-traffic peaks and trails."
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8 weeks ago
Group Of 67 People Ticketed On Algonquin Peak
Every person involved in the illegal group(s) should be fined.
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8 weeks ago
Beyond peak capacity
Cascade is a problem. We should infrastructure that hike and direct all n00bs to it.
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8 weeks ago
Liberals blame slack black national park attendance on white racism
"Why must all races do everything in the exact same proportion to their numbers in the population?"
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8 weeks ago
Serving Culturally Diverse Visitors to National Forests in California
"How nature and the outdoors are appreciated or experienced differs across cultures. We must therefore continue to understand what people care about and why, as well as how forests are viewed, valued, and being used by our changing communities."
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8 weeks ago
The Disturbing Bro-ification of Outdoor Recreation
"The destinations presented in the media are generally so unattainable by most people that they might as well be on the moon–and don’t even bother going if you’re not wearing expensive, high-tech apparel and using modern, high-priced gear."
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8 weeks ago
Saranac Lake denies access to resort memo for rival hotel
Why does Roedel's project get taxpayer money? When government gets involved in private development, these are the kinds of issues that inevitably result.
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8 weeks ago
Moxham Mountain - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - 8/14/16
"The  sign says it is 2.0 miles to the summit.  It is actually 2.6 miles."
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9 weeks ago
The Forgotten Tale of How America Converted Its 1980 Olympic Village Into a Prison
"Budget approval for a small New York town to host the games came with one very large caveat."
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9 weeks ago
How Closure of 'Frontier Town' Theme Park Devastated a Tiny New York Town
"Frontier Town was the lifeblood of North Hudson, N.Y.'s economy. Now, like much of the town, it's empty." - Nothing lasts forever, not even the Forest Preserve.
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9 weeks ago
How to Sh*t in the Woods - Adirondacks
"With hot and dry summers like this one has been, the peaks see much more traffic than usual."
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10 weeks ago
Low water levels mean headaches for Lake Champlain boaters
"We’re not at the lowest lake level ever recorded but this is pretty low."
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11 weeks ago
N.Y. offering free tablets to kill mosquito larvae as plan to combat Zika virus
"Residents can get the tablets by calling the state's Zika hotline at 888-364-4723."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  zika  newyork 
12 weeks ago
Adirondack Park Agency has made a series of poor decisions on Forest Preserve management
"The APA has ushered in a period of great rollbacks for Wilderness protections and for massively expanding motorized uses in the Forest Preserve."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  apa  conservation  politics 
12 weeks ago
The Ausable Club Is a High Peaks Haven
"Under an easement agreement made with New York State, much of the club's acreage is accessible to everyone." (probably for tax-purposes)
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
12 weeks ago
The Adirondacks: Whose Park Is It Anyway?
"America's largest state park is a battleground between conservation activists and small towns desperate for development."
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12 weeks ago
Trump Campaign to Make Stop in Plattsburgh this Week
"Mayor Jim Calnon says the details are still being worked out at this time, but Donald Trump's campaign is planning an event in the Lake City at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday."
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12 weeks ago
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