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APA makes momentous decisions approving High Peaks, Vanderwhacker plans

July 13, 2018 RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency approved the state Department of Environmental Conversation’s unit management plan amendments for both the High Peaks Wilderness Complex and the Vanderwhacke... more »»

DEC offers black bear tips

July 13, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has offered recommendations on avoiding conflicts with bears, including in the backcountry where at least one bear has been a repeated issue this... more »»

Family fun time on Moose Pond

July 11, 2018 I’ve been doing a lot of paddling this summer, but very little (or none) of it has been with my family. more »»

Don’t underestimate economic role of granola crunchers

July 11, 2018 There is a common myth that remains firmly entrenched in the psyche of many tourism and hospitality experts. It has lingered far and wide, even in the face of evidence to the contrary. more »»

Crews continue search Paul Smiths area for Bangor man

July 10, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — Searchers from several state agencies continued to look for a missing Bangor man in the woods around Slush Pond Road Tuesday with no new findings, according to Department of... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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