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Police, rangers search for man missing 3 weeks

July 9, 2018 PAUL SMITHS - State police and the Department of Environmental Conservation are conducting a wilderness search in the Paul Smiths area for a man last seen on June 18. Bruce K. more »»

Summer days spent with pack, paddle and poles

July 7, 2018 As the long Fourth of July holiday arrives to usher in the the summer season, there is no reason for anyone to miss out on the multitude of outdoor adventures that are currently available across th... more »»

Stay cool with a dip in the lake

July 6, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — With sweltering heat and high humidity unabashedly announcing that summer is here, the area known for its cold winters is, luckily, also home to a number of beaches and swimming... more »»

Lighter than expected crowd for High Peaks Wilderness meeting

June 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — A lot of empty chairs filled a ballroom at the Olympic Conference Center in Lake Placid Thursday, June 21 as the state Department of Environmental Conservation held its third and final... more »»

Beyond the fog

June 27, 2018 It was so foggy that we basically paddled until we saw land in front of us and then turned. Sure, I could have gotten out the map and compass, but that’s no fun. more »»

A presidential visit and a look back at sport casting

June 27, 2018 Congratulations to Vince Wilcox, the owner of Wiley’s Flies, a small flyshop located in Ray Brook. more »»

Summer of towering centennials

June 20, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The North Country will be home to celebrations for three centennials this summer, allowing the outdoors to mix nicely with history. more »»

Chasing chills, thrills and bass on the waterways

June 20, 2018 Hot, muggy weather has finally arrived in the Adirondacks, as have deer flies, horse flies, mosquitoes and the little bugs with a big bite — the no-see-um. more »»

Loon greeting on Rollins Pond loop

June 13, 2018 It was a little late to hear the call of the loon by the time Jason and I hit the water, but within a few minutes of paddling, a pair of the black-and-white birds were straight ahead, diving in... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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