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Risk taking clearly has its limitations

June 13, 2018 As youngster, l was an avid risk taker. I rarely turned down an opportunity to take on a dare. more »»

Study finds High Peaks parking areas often overflow

June 8, 2018 It’s no surprise to anyone who has been in the northern Adirondacks during the summer and fall that many trailhead parking areas are often overflowing, but a recent study has confirmed that parking... more »»

Long on adventure, short on views

May 30, 2018 Most people hike mountains to get the views they offer, but once in a while getting off trail for a little adventure can be its own rewar. more »»

A busman’s holiday on the water

May 30, 2018 It is a prime time to be on the water. Last week, l actually took a day off from my busy spring fishing season ... to go fishin. more »»

Smooth sailing after early wake-up call

May 23, 2018 It was still dark when Jason texted me “In the driveway.” We’d each been up for almost an hour, and I was kind of miserable because we were out of coffee. A 4:45 a.m. more »»

Ticked off, but hopefully it was just an anomaly

May 23, 2018 As a result of my chosen occupation, l tend to spend a fair share of time outside — hiking, paddling, fishing or simply enjoying the outdoors. more »»

APA sends Vanderwhacker, High Peaks plans to public comment

May 18, 2018 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board voted Thursday, May 10 to send two significant unit management plans to public comment, but a 45-day comment period and just two public meetings... more »»

Find the right marsh to suit your needs

May 16, 2018 CHESTERFIELD — The extended winter may have actually shortened mud season in the Adirondacks this year, but if wet trails are your mind there is a trio of wetland hikes in and around the Blue Lin... more »»

Lynn Malerba: Guide, leader and a dear friend

May 16, 2018 As much as anyone l know, my friend Lynn Malerba loved the woods. She grew up in an outdoor family of guides, hunters and anglers. more »»

APA considers amendments to High Peaks, Boreas plans

May 11, 2018 RAY BROOK —?At the state Adirondack Park Agency’s monthly meeting this week, the agency board will vote on sending three state land management plans to public comment that would result in sweeping... more »»

Whiteface conquers blackout on last day

May 11, 2018 WILMINGTON — Thousands of New York State Electric and Gas customers in Wilmington Jay, Upper Jay, AuSable Forks and Keeseville lost power after the thunder and wind storm Friday night, May 4. more »»

Next steps as recreation economy grows

May 9, 2018 Following one last winter storm, many local communities had to deal with blackouts and flood waters. The heavy snow and winds also downed trees and broke limbs, leaving many local trails impassibl. more »»

PSC adds Human Health and the Environment program

May 9, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College has added several new programs in recent years, but one professor is hopeful that the newest will have a lasting impact on the world while fitting in with the... more »»

Young mountaineers

May 4, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Outing Club — offering outdoor activities to local children — wrapped up its winter season this past weekend and invites families to help create a summer schedule of... more »»

ADIRONDACK LIVING: 104 days at Whiteface, a lifetime of lessons for local skier

May 4, 2018 WILMINGTON — Chelsea Walker had a goal on the ski mountain one day. more »»

Whiteface will break record with one more day of skiing

May 2, 2018 It was 75 degrees and sunny on Wednesday, but Whiteface Mountain still has one more day of skiing and snowboarding left in it. more »»

Winter hangs on for another weekend

May 2, 2018 Following another late-winter storm, the local communities were still digging out earlier this week. The heavy snow downed trees and broke limbs, leaving many local trails impassible. more »»

Insect and tick diseases on the rise in New York

May 2, 2018 The federal government recently released a report that says tick- and insect-spread diseases are on the rise, and New York is at the top of the heap in terms of the number of cases. more »»

FROM THE FIELD: Be considerate — it’s mud season

April 28, 2018 Having officially entered the Adirondacks’ fifth season — mud — it can be tempting to get out and enjoy the longer days and warmer sun. more »»

Picking the proper footwear for the occasion

April 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Walking into an outdoors’ gear store that has a wall full of shoes can be intimidating, but nothing can ruin an adventure like blisters or sore feet. more »»



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