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State proposes bobcat plan

January 25, 2012 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released its proposed five-year bobcat management plan and is looking for feedback from the public. more »»

A primer on avalanche education

January 18, 2012 KEENE — Avalanches are considered rare occurrences in the Adirondack backcountry. I’ve heard more lament and concern about icy conditions than the potential for snow to slide down a mountainside. more »»

Backcountry skiing remains on hold

January 18, 2012 During last year’s ski season, I regularly enjoyed long and lazy ski tours along Scarface Mountain in Ray Brook. more »»

Dewey Mountain opens after busy fall

January 14, 2012 SARANAC LAKE — Warm weather has put a damper on the start of this winter’s ski season, but it may end up being a good thing for Dewey Mountain Recreation Area skiers in the long run. more »»

Back on track for the winter season

January 11, 2012 Fortunately, the region has managed to retain a consistent snowcover for more than a week. more »»

Checking out the latest ski gear

January 4, 2012 Every winter, I like to attend the High Peaks Cyclery demo day event at Whiteface Mountain in the middle of December to try out some different ski gear. more »»

Winter conditions finally arrive

January 4, 2012 Despite a brief weekend thaw and accompanying rains, it appears winter has finally arrived in the North Country. more »»

Hearkening back to the days gone by

December 22, 2011 I recently received a copy of The Dangerous Book for Boys. It was sent to me by a guest who first started fishing in the Adirondacks with his father and me back in the early ’80. more »»

Stubborn autumn not going down easy

December 17, 2011 As winter attempts to seize the season, it appears autumn plans to hang on a bit longer. As a result, the available options for outdoor recreation are rather limited. more »»

Crews address John’s Brook concerns

December 14, 2011 KEENE VALLEY — This fall, John’s Brook became the center of a controversy as cleanup crews worked in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Awaiting winter's arrival

December 7, 2011 With the conclusion of the annual big-game hunting season on December 4, the seasonal transition from autumn to winter is now complete. more »»

Ketchledge’s ‘Trees’ reprinted with added color

December 7, 2011 One of the best books about trees in the Adirondacks has been reprinte. more »»

Snow arrives just in time for hunters

November 30, 2011 Finally, there is snow! The season’s first snow arrived just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. It didn’t last long, but did provide enough cover for Whiteface Ski Center to open for a few days. more »»

15 area sportsmen arrested for illegal practices

November 30, 2011 RAY BROOK — Fifteen people in Essex and Franklin counties were among more than 80 people in northern New York who have been arrested by environmental conservation officers since late September for... more »»

Hiker’s guide to the lesser-known mountains

November 16, 2011 Spencer Morrissey’s hiking resume is impressive. The Long Lake native has not only hiked the 46 High Peaks, but he’s bushwacked them. more »»

No better place to heal than the Adirondacks

November 12, 2011 In honor of Veterans Day, l would like to share a history of local veterans facilities and provide some insights on the curative qualities of our local natural surroundings. more »»

A taste for unique adventures

November 11, 2011 About four years ago Oneonta resident Erik Schlimmer visited the 46,000-acre Pharoah Lake Wilderness as a field instructor with SUNY Adirondack Community College in Queensbury. more »»

Round 1 goes to deer, but plenty of season remains

November 5, 2011 It is now obvious that the world has turned upside down. Odd weather is now the nor. more »»

Changing of the guard for ASRA

November 2, 2011 The AuSable River Association has a new executive director. Conservationist and scientist Corrie Miller took over the post from Carol Treadwell on Oct. 11. more »»

Back to camp for opening of deer season

October 26, 2011 I spent a few days in camp over the past weekend to enjoy the opening of the deer seaso. more »»

 
 

 

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