The rise of the hipster bird-watcher
"Worse still, be braced for feigned interest among family and friends. No sooner have you started a fascinating discourse on the difference between chaffinch and goldfinch song than you notice the eyes of your nearest and dearest glaze over in stupefied boredom."
campfire  bird 
Olive residents upset about use of tracks for rail bike tours
"Cold Brook Road residents say their research shows Rail Explorers came into conflict with homeowners over their past two years of operation in the Adirondacks due to the noise of the bikes and issues with the large quantity of tourists passing by their properties"
news  adirondacks  train  catskills 
5 days ago
All This Fresh Snow Is Wonderful, But ...
"If you do find yourself breaking trail, be prepared to work up a sweat."
buzz  adirondacks  snow  ski  weather  highpeaks 
5 days ago
Current Conditions- Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday March 16, 2017
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  hike  camp  climb  ski  essexcounty  weather  currentconditions 
6 days ago
Adirondack Lean-to Camping and IceFishing (video)
"It rained all that evening and when we woke, the mist rising off the lake added to the beauty of the Adirondack landscape and kept providing new scenery throughout the day."
buzz  adirondacks  camp  fish 
6 days ago
New hiking challenge in Lake George
"While the Lake George challenge isn’t as demanding as becoming a 46er, this is still no joke. The 12 mountains require almost 40 miles of hiking and about 9,000 total feet of elevation gain."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge  washingtoncounty 
9 days ago
Sometimes hospitality must be brave
"To some, it’s bold as in brazen — i.e., offensive or foolish to let an accused child molester enjoy the comfort of their home rather than cool his heels in the slammer."
buzz  editorial  saranaclake  crime  media  politics 
11 days ago
We have faith in U.S. justice, Saranac Lake
"The real winners of this year’s snowshoeing event truly are the Saranac lake community, which deserves a standing ovation for exhibiting not only the determination to stand up for sport but also for their character in times of sheer difficulty. God bless us all."
buzz  adirondacks  saranaclake  crime  editorial  politics 
11 days ago
State delays action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds
Why does everything to do with the Forest Preserve have to be so complicated?
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  politics  newyork  forestpreserve  wilderness 
12 days ago
As lawsuit moves forward, questions about future of Adirondack tourism trains
Nobody should be able to operate a business that restricts access to public land owned by the people of New York.
news  adirondacks  train  politics  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve  newyork 
12 days ago
How Democrats Brought a Muslim Child Molester to America
To be fair, there's almost no way this could have been predicted (unless we find out he had a previous record).
buzz  adirondacks  saranaclake  crime  politics  newyork 
12 days ago
Trustee: Bailing out Tanveer Hussain was ‘the right thing to do’
"Shapiro said he and Ellis also felt some kind of responsibility for Hussain, as they were part of the volunteer committee that invited him here to compete in the World Snowshoe Championships. Ellis was the registration chair for the event."
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  crime  politics 
12 days ago
Girl, witnesses describe snowshoer’s affections in official statements
"He said he wanted to be with her forever and that she is his princess and they will be together forever."
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  crime  politics 
12 days ago
Tanveer Hussain rejects plea deal, will contest child sex charges
"A group of Saranac Lake residents, including a village elected official, have come to Hussain's aid."
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  crime  politics 
12 days ago
Thank You and BETRAYAL?
"It is clear that the message is… unless you are affiliated with USSA, you don’t count."
buzz  adirondacks  ski 
15 days ago
Luthier rescues boom log from bottom of Schroon Lake (audio)
"What this hardware would do would be to link this log with another log, then another log, to create sort of a corral for logs that were coming into Schroon Lake, down the Schroon River and on into the Hudson River and mills down in the Glens Falls area."
buzz  adirondacks  schroonlake  heritage 
15 days ago
Laying siege to the tower
"A classic route near Chapel Pond combines technical ice climbing with alpine-style mountaineering."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  climb  essexcounty 
16 days ago
Time to examine LP’s vulnerabilities
Alternatively, these very characteristics might be what makes LP unique. It's a "mountain town".
buzz  editorial  lakekplacid  adirondacks  forestpreserve 
19 days ago
DEC closes its snowmobile trails and roads in St. Lawrence County
"The DEC said its seasonal access roads, even those not opened to snowmobiling this season, will remain closed during the spring mud season."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  snowmobile  weather  dec 
19 days ago
J.P. Morgan’s 120-year-old 'Great Camp Uncas' reduced to $2.7M
"And as a bonus, the buyer of the Camp Uncas will also get an Emerson Adirondack guide boat original to the compound, two modern canoes and a rowboat."
adirondacks  camp  campfire 
23 days 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 
27 days 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 
27 days 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 
29 days ago
24 Hours after Gold
"3.3 seconds.  That was the margin when I toed the line."
buzz  adirondacks  ski 
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
6 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
8 weeks 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 
8 weeks ago
North Country Unemployment Map
There some seasonality involved in these numbers, but you get the idea.
campfire  adirondacks  economicdevelopment 
8 weeks 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 
8 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 
9 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 
9 weeks ago
Brewer Lake
"Even though winter can be harsh in Upstate New York, it can also be very beautiful."
buzz  adirondacks  snowshoe 
10 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 
11 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 
11 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 
11 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 
11 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 
12 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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
december 2016
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 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
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 
november 2016
Lawmakers OK Five Towns marketing hub
"We’re going to try to make our five towns a destination"
adirondacks  destinationmarketing 
november 2016
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