Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday June 23, 2016
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yesterday
EMS worker dies in hiking accident
Not really a "hiking" accident, but still sucks.
news  adirondacks  accident  essexcounty  highpeaks 
4 days ago
On Lyon Mountain, a rare songbird makes itself heard (audio)
"Up above 3,000 feet, the dawn light was like thin milk, but the air was full of musical color, one songbird giving way to the next."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  clintoncounty  lyonmt  conservation 
4 days ago
What you need to know about black flies this season in the Adirondacks
"These pesky, biting flies often swarm around humans, leaving multiple, painful bites on any exposed skin."
news  adirondacks  weather  wildlife  hike  camp  paddle  climb 
10 days ago
Little introduces bills to create 'land bank' to hasten Adirondack projects
THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA. Not surprisingly, the "Council" is again willing to sell-out the Forest Preserve.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  politics  newyork 
11 days ago
Utica rally criticizes New York's plan to replace train tracks with bike trail (audio)
Utica is such a mess. Do they really think keeping the train (status quo) is a good idea?
news  adirondacks  train  utica  politics  forestpreserve 
15 days ago
Twelve months later, big unanswered questions remain about Clinton-Dannemora prison break
"... there are still a lot of unanswered questions about what went wrong at Dannemora prison and about what happens next."
news  adirondacks  newyork  prison  clintoncounty  dannemora  crime 
18 days ago
Biking headquarters
Wilmington gears up for bike fest this weekend
news  adirondacks  whiteface  events  bike  essex  wilmington  lakeplacid 
22 days ago
Human waste causes water concerns along Ausable River
"If there's no portable restroom on your trail, officials say the best way to dispose of waste is to either bury it 6 inches deep and at least 150 feet away from water or people, or by bagging it up and carrying out to dispose of elsewhere."
news  adirondacks  pollution  ausableriver 
22 days ago
Cherry Ridge and Wolf Pond Mountain - Wilcox Lake Wild Forest - 5/29/16
"On this 90 degree day, I chose a bushwhack hike of a couple small peaks, Cherry Ridge and Wolf Pond Mountain, just south of Crane Mountain in the Town of Thurman."
buzz  hike  adirondacks  warrencounty 
25 days ago
VT, NY police board Lake Champlain ferry to reinforce safe driving
"And with Memorial weekend coming up, officers say they'll be conducting checkpoints and other stops warning drivers to take extra caution on the roads."
news  adirondacks  transportation  vermont  newyork  lakechamplain 
4 weeks ago
Grand Hike Success! What's Next?
"Over 250 people came to the Grand Hike to the Essex Inn last Saturday where they hiked on three new CATS trails on their way to the Block Party in Essex."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  essex  lakechamplain  events 
4 weeks ago
Clarkson University Study Finds Wilderness Enhances Adirondack Economy (audio)
"Among the conclusions: proximity of private properties to wilderness land enhances property values while wild forest classification does not because motorized vehicles that produce noise and pollution are allowed."
news  adirondacks  wilderness  economicdevelopment  politics  conservation  forestpreserve 
4 weeks ago
Tax Dollars Not At Work
"The city is supposed to keep downtown attractive but these rusty tombstones don't add to the al fresco ambience."
buzz  adirondacks  plattsburgh  clintoncounty  taxes 
5 weeks ago
USA Luge HQ staying in Lake Placid
"New York state, through the Olympic Regional Development Authority, has pledged $5 million for capital improvements and $1 million in marketing dollars - through Empire State Development - to help support the performance of its mission, including $200,000 per year over five years to support televising World Cup competitions in Lake Placid."
news  adirondacks  newyork  orda  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  olympics 
5 weeks ago
State officials rethink plan to tear up Adirondack train track
OH MY GOD, PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY. Close the trail, let it return to wilderness.
news  adirondacks  train  politics  forestpreserve  newyork 
6 weeks ago
Canadian Border Presents Its Own Set Of Concerns For United States
"They’re coming across on snowmobiles. They’re coming across on ATVs. Of course, we have 95 miles of water boundaries, so people come across on boat, canoes, anything you can think of."
news  adirondacks  newyork  border  canada  wot 
6 weeks ago
Top New York court declines to rule in paddlers' rights case
"The case involves a trespassing lawsuit filed by landowners against journalist and Adirondack guidebook author Phil Brown, who ignored their cables and warning signs and paddled through their land to challenge their assertion it was off-limits to the public."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  media  politics  newyork 
6 weeks ago
DEC Alerts Hikers of Muddy Trail Conditions in The High Peaks
"Hikers Should Temporarily Avoid High Elevation Trails in the Adirondacks"
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  weather  dec 
7 weeks ago
Black flies are an equal opportunity species tormenter (audio)
"This pest of the northern spring targets other species than humans. Some varieties annoy deer and some live in the tree canopy to bedevil the birds."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  weather 
7 weeks ago
Home to history and mystery
"You’ll find here disappearing ponds, Lake Champlain’s sheerest shoreline, panoramic vistas, and a wonderfully varied network of trails."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  splitrock  lakechamplain 
7 weeks ago
Bouldering in the Adirondacks
"This ancient mountain range is laden with hundreds of peaks, lakes, cliffs and boulder fields!"
buzz  adirondacks  climb 
7 weeks ago
Abandoned missile silo causing sleepless nights for folks in the Adirondacks
"The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation investigated pumping of water from the Lewis missile silo, which drained into a creek. They found PCBs, lead, and mercury in the sludge."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lewiscounty  pollution  dec  heritage 
7 weeks ago
Newton Falls rail project demands Jefferson, Lewis involvement, additional funding
"Ultimately, we all want to work together and get to a common ground where the rail line is operable and providing economic value."
news  adirondacks  train  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  lewiscounty  stlawrencecounty  jeffersoncounty 
8 weeks ago
Adirondack Lean-to Challenge
Cover your entire body with patches. j/k
campfire  camp  adirondacks 
8 weeks ago
Forest Ranger Documents Adirondack Plane Crash Sites
"What started as a work assignment to update a list of crash sites has become an off-duty obsession ..."
news  adirondacks  heritage  accident 
8 weeks ago
The Adirondacks: Wild at heart
"For the first time in more than a century, Boreas Ponds will open to the public."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  essexcounty 
8 weeks ago
Clarkson students present recommendations for economic growth in Adirondack towns
"When we were out there surveying in Tupper Lake, a lot of people didn’t really know what was going on necessarily, how long things were going to take, and what was going to be done."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  tupperlake  economicdevelopment 
9 weeks ago
Cold Case Tues: Troop B continues to investigate 30-year-old homicide case in ClintonCo
State Police in Ray Brook continue to investigate the 1984 homicide of 20-year-old Dawn Andrea (Prentiss) Svocak, also known as “Magic”.
news  adirondacks  crime  clintoncounty 
9 weeks ago
SNIRT Run sees record injury total, attendance in 13th year
"With extremely dusty conditions and a record number of participants, Saturday’s SNIRT Run included five personal-injury crashes, the most in the all-terrain vehicle poker run’s 13-year history."
news  adirondacks  atv  lewiscounty  events 
9 weeks ago
New York buys 20,000-acre Adirondack tract for $14.5 million
"This project is a model of how to keep large landscapes conserved and connected, to sustain both wildlife and people for future generations."
news  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  newyork 
9 weeks ago
Trump rallies northern NY voters ahead of Tuesday primary
"A poll released Friday showed Trump well ahead of his nearest rival, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, among likely New York GOP primary voters."
news  adirondacks  plattsburgh  events  politics 
9 weeks ago
ATVers flock to Tug Hill for annual SNIRT Run
"The annual ride, sponsored by the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals, is named for snow and dirt, but none of the former was in sight for this year’s event."
news  adirondacks  lewiscounty  atv  events 
9 weeks ago
Professor plans more digs in Battlefield Park
"The work will be done on the site of the Battle of Lake George in 1755, an entrenched camp in 1757 and two British army encampments in 1758 and 1759."
news  adirondacks  heritage  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
10 weeks ago
Drivers Urged To Use Caution Around Work Zones
"The DOT says drivers need to pay attention so that everyone can stay safe."
news  adirondacks  transportation  weather 
10 weeks ago
Donald Trump to visit Plattsburgh
"Republican presidential front-runner coming this weekend before New York primary"
news  adirondacks  plattsburgh  newyork  politics 
10 weeks ago
State audit of OBPA suggests raising tolls to offset Ogdensburg-Prescott bridge costs
"The bridge, currently considered the OBPA’s only profitable asset, generates about $2.4 million in toll revenue annually. The OBPA uses cash generated by the bridge to subsidize its other assets — nearly $2.3 million in 2012-13, more than $700,000 in 2013-14 and more than $2.2 million in 2014-15."
news  adirondacks  border  stlawrencecounty  transportation  taxes  newyork  politics 
10 weeks ago
Controversial Rail Line To Get $11M Overhaul
"We have nothing but opportunity when that rail is operational."
news  adirondacks  train  stlawrencecounty  taxes  politics 
11 weeks ago
Tribal Council Will Not Allow County Bed Tax in Akwesasne
"The Tribe believes the County’s efforts to impose taxation or regulation of businesses on tribal land is not only unlawful, it creates an undue economic burden that is harmful to our community’s economic development and enterprises."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  taxes  politics  economicdevelopment  tourism  destinationmarketing  border 
11 weeks ago
North Country Officials React To New York Budget (audio)
"Because budget negotiations went down to the wire and state representatives were still voting as of Friday morning, many details on the spending plan haven’t been released yet."
news  adirondacks  newyork  politics  taxes 
11 weeks ago
Potsdam Village could break through property tax cap with proposed budget (audio)
"Potsdam lost money on its hydroelectric dams, burned through savings, and used loans to pay its employees."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  taxes  potsdam  politics 
12 weeks ago
The Cobble Mountain - Sentinel Range Wilderness - 3/26/16
"If you are in the Wilmington area and have two hours to spare, consider this short bushwhack hike to to a wonderful summit."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  wilmington 
12 weeks ago
Essex Chain lawsuit
"Environmental groups claim DEC’s management plan for new state lands violates State Land Master Plan and other regulations."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  forestpreserve  apa  politics  conservation 
12 weeks ago
APA independence needed
"Finding the proper balance between the historic mandate to preserve the pristine Adirondack wilderness and the recreational preferences and economic needs of the region is challenging."
bike  buzz  adirondacks  editorial  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  apa 
12 weeks ago
Winter Beauty in the Adirondacks: Mount Gray, Lake Colden, and Avalanche Lake
"Deep in the middle of the eroded dome that is the Adirondack Mountains lies Mount Gray and a series of alpine lakes, including the humble source of the Hudson River."
buzz  adirondacks  snowshoe  highpeaks  essexcounty 
12 weeks ago
43% of Potsdam village water is not being paid for
"The village of Potsdam has some very important issues that need to be addressed within the water and sewer rate structure to ensure future viability of the community"
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  potsdam  taxes 
12 weeks ago
'Rail bikes' proposed for Warren County train tracks
"Warren County and the town of Corinth own the rail line."
news  adirondacks  train  warrencounty 
12 weeks ago
EPA OK's ban on boat sewage dumping in St. Lawrence River
"New York waters already established as 'no discharge zones' include Lakes Erie, Ontario, Champlain, and George, the New York State Canal System and the Hudson River, among others."
news  adirondacks  newyork  pollution  boating  border  canada 
12 weeks ago
Lewis County plans early opening for ATV season
"With the trail system opening before the April 16 Snirt Run, those attending could have access to more areas than usual."
news  adirondacks  atv  lewiscounty 
12 weeks ago
Gore Mountain Easter: The Upside
"In the 1950s, snowmaking was introduced in the Catskills, and soon technology began to change skiing. Sixty years later resort skiing has become a business that can survive even the leanest of winters."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snow  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
12 weeks ago
NY's top court to consider stream access on private land
"Arguments are scheduled before the Court of Appeals Thursday in the trespassing lawsuit against Phil Brown, who canoed through private land in the Adirondacks and wrote about it in 2009."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  media  politics 
march 2016
Top APA commissioner says Cuomo "undermining" Adirondack protections (audio)
"Until now, no governor in this state has chosen to force the Park Agency to weaken the master plan."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  newyork  politics  apa 
march 2016
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