Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Weather, Backcountry conditions, Notices. Compiled on Thursday October 19, 2017
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3 days ago
Selling out the Forest Preserve for Convenience
Bridge, internet, strip-mine .... what incentives are the supporters getting this time?
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9 days ago
The Religious Roots of America’s Love for Camping
And the reason why we have so many n00bs in the woods.
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9 days ago
North Elba to support rail-trail appeal
Rail-Trail is classic example of Adirondack Dysfunction. Let it return to wilderness, No Lollipop for anyone.
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11 days ago
Sales tax, occupancy tax figures show summer growth in Warren County
Keep your eye on the special interests angling for some of that bed tax money.
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11 days ago
Some forest rangers call pace of Adirondack emergencies "unsustainable"
"The Adirondacks are booming with more hikers, more campers, more rock climbers and paddlers than ever before."
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13 days ago
2013: Mine seeks state land (Forest Preserve Land Swap)
"Environmentalists disagree on whether proposed swap is good for the Forest Preserve."
campfire  adirondacks  forestpreserve  essexcounty  politics  economicdevelopment  conservation 
13 days ago
Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch
We should only add to the Forest Preserve - never lease, sell, or exchange. It's SIMPLE.
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13 days ago
Cascade reroute works, offers other possibilities
"Regular trailhead parking for Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff will be open again on Tuesday of this week."
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13 days ago
Congresional candidate changes party affiliation after remarks
"Both sides are only interested in keeping their chintzy little jobs and the teensy-weensy bits of power they have."
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13 days ago
The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York (via @ncpr)
"New York is the second-largest apple-producing state in the country"
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14 days ago
Report: Adirondacks threatened by year of action and inaction
Well, they supported the land swap and enabled a pit-mine in the Forest Preserve. There philosophical stance on Article 14 might be suspect.
news  adirondacks  conservation  politics  forestpreserve  newyork 
14 days ago
Hoteliers seek to gut Warren County Tourism Dept.
This would be a huge mistake. Unfortunately, when you have such a huge lump of money, everyone want to control it.
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15 days ago
A Day In The Life on Cascade Mountain
"At the trailhead, the temperatures were in the 30s and it was raining."
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15 days ago
Out in the Woods – Exploring the Adirondacks by Bike
"Referred to as the North Country, this part of northeast New York feels more rugged and wild than bucolic New England"
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15 days ago
Century-old tower with mountain views
"It’s a nice, relaxing place to sit and have a snack, as well as ponder what came before us."
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23 days ago
Cascade Mt Trailhead and Parking – Temporary Relocation and Reroute for Columbus Weekend / Canadian Thanksgiving
Effective Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (Fri, October 6 through Mon, October 9 2017)
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24 days ago
Environmental group calls for halt to rail car storage plan
"Quite simply, the Adirondack Park is a region that should not be used for storing waste"
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27 days ago
The History of Tahawus: Once a Thriving Mining Community, Now an Adirondack Ghost Town
"This once thriving mining community has laid abandoned since 1962, but don’t expect to find your stereotypical tumbleweed blowing in the wind."
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27 days ago
City councilor fears bedbugs could blanket Ogdensburg
"As people go down and leave their apartments and sit on furniture and walk around stores, and visit other places, it’s just going to spread."
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27 days ago
Safe travel starts with advance planning
"There have been a spate of high profile searches for missing hikers in the Adirondacks this summer, most of which have ended with positive outcomes."
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28 days 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.
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4 weeks ago
Pushing edge on Adirondack paddling adventure
"There were long portages, storms, motorboats and cold."
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4 weeks ago
Landlord shuts railroad out of building over unpaid rent
Maybe commercial train rides aren't really that profitable or popular?
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4 weeks 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 
5 weeks 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 
5 weeks ago
Forest rangers running ragged as search-and-rescues increase
"Internet users and cellphone users have become our best customers"
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5 weeks 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."
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5 weeks 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."
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6 weeks 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"
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6 weeks 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."
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6 weeks 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."
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6 weeks 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."
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7 weeks 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."
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7 weeks 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."
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7 weeks 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."
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7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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 
7 weeks 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."
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8 weeks 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 
9 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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9 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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10 weeks ago
Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US
90% Haitans, attracted by benefits and French-language environment.
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10 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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10 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."
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10 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."
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10 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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11 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 
11 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."
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11 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"
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11 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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11 weeks ago
Social Media and the Adirondack Backcountry
"The great paradox of conservation is that it’s a double-edged sword."
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11 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."
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12 weeks ago
Linking ‘problems’ on Baker Mountain
"Roth said several of the problems are located right along the trail or at the summit."
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12 weeks ago
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