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Rhinebeck woman sets NPT record

June 22, 2011 NORTHVILLE — Stinging nettles, bugs and bears couldn’t stop her. Darkness, lack of sleep and getting lost couldn’t stop her. more »»

Wacky week in the local wilderness and beyond

June 22, 2011 Although the region has recently been graced with a spat of sunny, fair-weather days, the summer season didn’t officially arrive until Tuesday, June 21. more »»

Rains, cool evenings keep oxygen levels up

June 15, 2011 Passing storms with heavy rains have continued to keep area water levels well above average for this time of year. more »»

New map details Lows Lake

June 15, 2011 TUPPER LAKE — Paddlers and hikers who enjoy exploring the Lows Lake area now have a new option for navigating there: a waterproof topographical ma. more »»

River steward on the lookout for invasives

June 8, 2011 WILMINGTON — With water temperatures warming up and hatches in full swing, fly fishermen will be hitting the West Branch of AuSable River. more »»

Watching out for wildlife in the spring

June 8, 2011 For the past two weeks, I have been engaged in a daily battle with a persistent robin. The bird has been attempting to establish a nest in the rafters of my garag. more »»

Salmon program spreading in North Country

June 1, 2011 About two decades ago, Don Lee took a fishing trip to the Margaree River in Nova Scotia. While he was there, he noticed there was very little garbage or litter on the waterway. more »»

Wet and wild week of weather in the woods

June 1, 2011 Last week was certainly an interesting time to be in the woods or on the waters of the Adirondacks, as fast-moving weather patterns delivered a unique combination of heavy rains and severe electrica... more »»

Outdoor ethics, even when no one is watching

May 25, 2011 There is always room for improvement in our personal outdoor behavior. Ethics are principles we apply to such behavior, even when we know nobody is watching. more »»

Loading the AuSable with trout

May 25, 2011 WILMINGTON — A small crew of volunteers helped stock rainbow trout into the West Branch of the AuSable River on Tuesday, May 2. more »»

Summit stewards branch out to Cascade

May 18, 2011 Cascade, one of the most popular and accesible mountains in the Adirondacks, is expected to have a summit steward presence this summer. more »»

Don’t lose sight of fishing’s relaxing side

May 18, 2011 The spring season appears to be well established across the region, as unrelenting rains have continued to keep the rivers running full and the trails mudd. more »»

Fish, wildlife likely OK despite high waters

May 11, 2011 Although high waters may have wreaked havoc in the Adirondacks for the past few weeks, many fish and wildlife likely have been able to adjust to the conditions and have likely come away in good... more »»

Spring brings new life to the woods

May 11, 2011 By all indications, it appears the spring season has finally settled in across the North Country. more »»

Water: The great unifier

May 4, 2011 For most of the past week, the region has experienced serious issues with flooding and high-water conditions. Roads and bridges were washed out, homes and camps flooded and dams were jeopardized. more »»

Densmore highlights day hikes

May 4, 2011 FalconGuides has published a new book about hiking in the Adirondacks written by Saranac Lake native Lisa Densmore. more »»

Still waiting for that first whiff of spring

April 27, 2011 I am pleased to report ice-out has finally occurred. The ponds opened up last weekend. However, there are a number of local lakes that remain socked in, including many of the upper-elevation ponds. more »»

Purple ribbons highlight ash trees in danger

April 27, 2011 Groups across the Adirondack region will tie purple ribbons with informational yellow tags around select ash trees to raise awareness about the threat posed by the arrival of emerald ash borer and... more »»

History and traditions of 46ers explored

April 20, 2011 When 19th century guide Orson “Old Mountain” Phelps would stand atop Mount Marcy, he would sometimes find standard English words inadequate to describe the inspiration and satisfaction he felt. more »»

Not that much has changed in the last century

April 20, 2011 As I wait with increasing impatience for winter’s hardtop to lift from the local lakes and ponds, I’ve decided to drift through the dusty, musty recesses of a box of old books. more »»



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