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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 »»

Schoch honored for work with loons

October 26, 2011 CAROGA LAKE — The York State Outdoor Writers Association honored Dr. Nina Schoch of Ray Brook by presenting her with the M. more »»

Big-game season has arrived

October 22, 2011 Outdoor travelers should expect the North Country woods to be busy this weekend, as the opening day of the annual big-game season arrives Saturday, Oct. 22. more »»

Invasives, electric motors and great photos

October 19, 2011 The Northern Forest Canoe Trail organization based in Waitsfield, Vt. more »»

Annual gathering of the loons

October 11, 2011 For the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing reports that loons have been gathering on Lake Clear, which they do every year prior to their winter migration to the Atlantic Coas. more »»

Mellow yellow with snow sure to follow

October 11, 2011 After enjoying another long holiday weekend that featured favorable Indian Summer conditions, I expect the region is soon due to experience a spell of more typical Adirondack autumn conditions. more »»

Shirley’s birthday wish: Keep the cabin

October 5, 2011 Sitting at the old rangers cabin on Mount Morris, Shirley Hosler didn’t have any birthday candles to blow out, but she definitely made a wish. more »»

The gradual shift from summer to autumn

October 5, 2011 I’ve spent most of the past week working the local waters in pursuit of brook trout and lake trout, with limited succes. more »»

Shifting focus to the fields and forests

September 28, 2011 As autumn’s splendor continues to blanket the local hills with brilliant color, my passions have begun to turn decidedly toward the fields and forests rather than the lakes and streams. more »»

Hikers returning to the backcountry

September 21, 2011 The Adirondack backcountry is gradually returning to normal in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, which washed out trails and caused three wilderness areas to be temporarily closed. more »»

Distance growing between humans and nature

September 21, 2011 The natural environment possesses incredible capabilities for restoration, a fact which becomes glaringly evident during times of greatest stress. Nature has an uncanny ability to repair damage. more »»

Duck Hole down but not out

September 14, 2011 The Cold River remains a wild and scenic river that flows for miles through the wilderness from its headwaters at Duck Hole before joining with the Raquette River near Lost Channel at the outlet of... more »»

Completing the journey

September 14, 2011 In the planning process before I embark on any trip, there are usually a few goals that I want to achieve. more »»

Homemade root beer and fudge

September 7, 2011 It was obvious by the red-lettered sign that said “THE STORE” that we had found our destination, but I still felt a bit of uncertainty as we walked toward the building in the tiny village of... more »»



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