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DEC issues avalanche warning for High Peaks Wilderness Area

February 23, 2017 LAKE PLACID — With days of heavy snowfall leading to soaring temperatures last weekend, the state Department of Environmental Conservation was advising backcountry users that there is an increased... more »»

New York State DEC offering ‘trail supporter’ patch

February 23, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a newly designed “trail supporter” patch for sale starting March 1. more »»

Touring historic Santanoni as winter lulls

February 22, 2017 NEWCOMB — After two straight days of sunshine and above-freezing temperatures, my friend and I decided we better get out skiing again before the snow is completely gone. So on Monday, Fe. more »»

Land-use debates pervasive across the country

February 22, 2017 Last year, organizers of the annual Outdoor Retailer Expo, which is likely the largest outdoor equipment trade show in the world, threatened to pull the plug on their popular trade show. more »»

Conditions just right for backcountry skiing

February 15, 2017 It appears the winter season will remain in command of the land for a spell. more »»

Bear harvest numbers lower than usual in 2016

February 15, 2017 Hunters in New York took fewer bears than normal last year, but the biggest bear killed in 2016 was more than 30 pounds heavier than the previous year’s largest. more »»

Keene ice climbing guide seriously hurt in fall

February 14, 2017 A Keene climbing guide suffered grievous injuries when he fell about 50 feet while ice climbing at Chapel Pond Wednesday, Feb. 8. more »»

Apparent safe ice can be most dangerous

February 8, 2017 Nine people fell through the ice on area waters last weekend. Nine. And two of those folks are never going home agai. more »»

Weighing assumed risk during adventurous travel

February 8, 2017 It was bound to happen sooner or later. It is an occupational nuisance that continues to linger in the back of my mind whenever I take to the woods or waters. more »»

Brothers' bodies pulled from Raquette Pond in Tupper Lake

February 6, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — Two brothers from the Buffalo area died when their snowmobiles fell through the ice of Raquette Pond. more »»

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute to open Presidents Weekend

February 2, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The construction of the new Lake Placid Toboggan Chute is nearly complete, but messy ice conditions on Mirror Lake have town officials targeting a Presidents Weekend open for the slid. more »»

DEC continues moose research

February 1, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation continued its study of moose in the Adirondacks last month, collaring several of the animals in late January. more »»

Running into an old production buddy on the trail

February 1, 2017 While seeking alternatives to my usual jaunts on the Jackrabbit Trail and the various loops around Scarface Mountain, I set my sights on a long loop from the Fish Hatchery in Lake Clear to St. more »»

State offering grant money to fight invasives

January 25, 2017 New York State is offering $2 million in grants to local governments, educational institutions and non-profits working to combat invasive species in the state, the governor announced last week. more »»

Looking back to colder, simpler times

January 25, 2017 Winter’s great white carpet has again unfurled across the Adirondack landscape, encapsulating everything in its path. more »»

Cycle Adirondacks to stop in Schroon Lake, Keene Valley, Saranac Lake

January 24, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — This summer’s Cycle Adirondacks will begin and end in Schroon Lake, making stops in Keene Valley and Saranac Lake with riders spending two consecutive nights in each location. more »»

Governor: $20M for Whiteface, Gore, Van Ho 'mountain coaster'

January 24, 2017 LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a warm winter and record financial losses, the state is pledging $20 million worth of upgrades to its winter sports facilities at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, Mount... more »»

Passing through Seven Carries by skate and ski

January 18, 2017 Over the past couple weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time skiing, skating and exploring the local woods. more »»

Tri-Lakes has long history of state-run tree nurseries

January 18, 2017 LAKE CLEAR — The state tree nursery in Saratoga is holding its annual sale, serving as a reminder that there was once a couple of large state-run tree nurseries in Lake Clear that were responsibl... more »»

Adirondack ‘gateway’ planned for former Frontier Town (update)

January 12, 2017 NORTH HUDSON — A “Gateway to the Adirondacks” is planned for the site of the former Frontier Town theme park, thanks to a $32 million state investment proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more »»



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