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Forest rangers search for man near St. Regis Mountain (updated)

September 3, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A 40-year-old soldier from Fort Drum has been lost in the vicinity of St. Regis Mountain for more than a day. more »»

Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country

September 2, 2017 The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of ash trees in the last decade-and-a-half, has been found in Franklin County. The St. more »»

Wilmington holds festival to celebrate mountain biking

September 1, 2017 WILMINGTON — It’s Labor Day weekend, and that means a new tradition here, where the West Branch of the AuSable River meets Whiteface Mountain. It’s mountain bike time. more »»

‘Hardy’ boys organize race for peers

September 1, 2017 WILMINGTON — A pair of Lake Placid fourth graders has pulled together a kid’s mountain bike race that will wrap up the Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival this weekend. more »»

Destructive forces of nature

August 30, 2017 After witnessing the incredible power and natural force of heavy rains, blizzards, floods and electrical storms, I can empathize with residents of Texas and other southern states who have recently... more »»

Poetic mountain reflections

August 30, 2017 A book of poetry by a nature-inspired poet will help transport you to the Adirondack High Peaks, even if you’re feet or the weather can’t get you there in person. more »»

Morrissey shares images from the field in latest book

August 30, 2017 Cranberry Lake-based author, guide and photographer Spencer Morrissey came out with a new book, his fifth, but most likely not his last. more »»

Lake Placid native has moose encounter near Dix

August 28, 2017 A Lake Placid native had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a moose in the Adirondacks two weeks ago, but research suggests the moose population may be on the decline. more »»

Residents, visitors bond at local solar eclipse event

August 25, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — Excitement abounded Monday afternoon, Aug. more »»

Adirondackers will get front row seat to 2024 eclipse

August 25, 2017 SARANAC — Come Monday, April 8, 2024, five-and-two-tenths seconds past 3:27 p.m., scientists predict this small Adirondack town will plunge into the deepest of celestial darknes. more »»

Wilmington promoting mountain bike trails at new festival

August 25, 2017 WILMINGTON — Barkeater Trails Alliance and the town of Wilmington are partnering to offer mountain bike riders a chance to check out new trails or rediscover old ones this fall. more »»

Stars aligned to start educational programs

August 23, 2017 As the summer season begins to wind down, traffic in the woods and on the waters will slowly begin to diminis. more »»

Hunters provide valuable information as citizen scientists

August 23, 2017 As hunting season rapidly approaches, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking hunters to gather information they see on a variety of game species. more »»

Mixed news on invasive species front

August 16, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — Despite the discouraging discovery of an invasive species near Lake George, the Adirondacks have also seen some recent bright spots in the fight against invasive species. more »»

Making men out of boys and boys out of men

August 16, 2017 Over the course of my 40-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, I have served in a wide variety of roles — ranging from outdoor educator, counselor, cook, companion, navigator, caretaker, backwood... more »»

Avalanche Lake Trail to close this week

August 15, 2017 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will close a popular hiking trail in the High Peaks this week so that work can be done on an historic section of the trail. more »»

GIVING BACK: River keeper

August 10, 2017 WILMINGTON — As she walks atop the steep bank of the West Branch of the AuSable River, its raging whitewater jetting through the Flume Falls beneath her feet, Wilmington’s Diane Kirby is happy to se... more »»

Friends group celebrates 100th anniversary of the Poke-O-Moonshine tower

August 10, 2017 CHESTERFIELD — Fire towers on state Forest Preserve mountaintops were largely decommissioned in the 1980s, with the state moving toward aerial surveillance to detect fires. more »»

Paddle/hike to Frederica’s lookout

August 9, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — I stripped down to my underwear and slipped into the dark brown waters of Lake Lil. more »»

Fly-bys come in unexpected forms

August 9, 2017 It’s been an interesting week in the woods, with hordes of deer flies replacing black flies while the mosquitoes and no-see-ums continued their annual bloodletting. more »»



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