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Hiker who died in High Peaks was experienced but ill prepared

March 7, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Even though she was an avid and well-versed hiker, a 61-year-old woman who died of hypothermia in the High Peaks over the weekend was ill prepared for a winter hike, according to the... more »»

Delaware hiker dies of hypothermia in High Peaks (update)

March 6, 2016 LAKE PLACID - A 61-year-old woman from Delaware died of hypothermia near the summit of MacNaughton Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness late Friday or early Saturday, Essex County Coroner Frank... more »»

Fundraiser at Whiteface for Keene Kids X-C Ski Club

March 6, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Mountaineer store in Keene will host a new fundraiser at Whiteface Mountain this year to raise money for the Keene Kids X-C Ski Club. more »»

NCCC offers new environmental degree

March 6, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College is offering a new degree for students who want to study the environment and natural resources at its Saranac Lake campus starting this coming fal. more »»

DEC seeks public’s help finding bear dens

March 6, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking help from the public in locating black bear dens around the state. more »»

Woodsmen strap in for season

March 2, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Chainmail isn’t usually part of an athletic uniform, except maybe if you go to one of those foo-foo schools that offers fencing as a spor. more »»

Time to start focusing on early ice-out

March 2, 2016 I don’t think I’ll be going out on a limb in predicting an early ice-out this year. In fact, I’ve still been waiting for the lakes to finally ice up, and so have many other hard water anglers. more »»

State celebrates winter in Lake Placid

March 1, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of public officials from across the state took part in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s third annual Adirondack Winter Challenge here Sunday, Feb. more »»

APA reviewing backcountry ski public comments

March 1, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency has begun review on the 113 comments it received regarding its backcountry skiing guidelines. more »»

Ski pioneer

February 25, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Olympic Village is not known for its industrial history, yet Loren Wrisley found a way in the 1930s to combine manufacturing with a local outdoor activity that helped put this... more »»

Lynch takes on role as NFCT ambassador

February 24, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — When most people talk about going on a canoe trip, they typically go paddle for a few hours on a local stream or lake. But not Mike Lynch. more »»

Health and happiness outdoors

February 24, 2016 As the Adirondack region sinks deeper into the depths of winter, it is important for residents to make a concerted effort to get outdoors. more »»

Bicycle-based shops happy with rail decision

February 19, 2016 While much of the focus of the rail/trail debate has centered around the historic aspect of the train and business opportunities that the rails could provide, several other businesses in the area ar... more »»

APA delays primitive camping regs

February 19, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency found issues with its proposed primitive camping guidelines that were issued last December and will likely reissue the guidelines as well as hold an... more »»

UP CLOSE: The unseen, unsung heroes of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center

February 18, 2016 WILMINGTON — When you are gliding down Boreen or shredding Skyward, it’s easy to not realize that someone worked hard to make it so enjoyabl. more »»

APA OKs Great Camp Santanoni upgrades

February 18, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency decided Thursday, Feb. 11 that proposed changes at historic Camp Santanoni in Newcomb are in compliance with the State Land Master Plan. more »»

Baby chicks: signed, sealed and delivered

February 17, 2016 The chicken or the egg? It’s the eternal question, but for those of us who raise chickens, that question usually has a pretty clear answer in the form of a delivery from the post office. more »»

Shed heads discover whitetail tendencies

February 17, 2016 I’ve never spent much time hunting for “sheds,” a term used to describe the dropped antlers of a whitetail deer. more »»

EMBARK: Over the Humphrey

February 13, 2016 A close hiking friend and I have been eyeballing this peak for quite some time and the talk of an old open pit mine and what looks to be an old trail leading up to it piqued our interest even... more »»

EMBARK: Shelter from the wind and cold

February 12, 2016 When thinking of ice fishing, the classic sight of someone hunched over a hole in the ice, jigging rod in hand, perched on a cooler is most likely what comes to min. more »»

 
 

 

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