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Outdoors

AUSABLE WATER WISE: Plan ahead all the way to the trailhead

It’s finally here! The winter weekend you planned with your friends for months. Maybe you’re going cross-country skiing through Avalanche Pass or have your ice fishing tent set up on your favorite pond. If you follow the local outdoor news, you may have noticed a lot of emphasis on ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Another day, another adventure on Pitchoff Mountain

I never get bored of this hike to Pitchoff Mountain, with trailheads on state Route 73 outside of Lake Placid. It always seems as though I can find something new and interesting about this traverse each time I visit — which just so happens to be usually once a year. However, I don’t ...

Iced-in loons rescued

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is very pleased to announce that it successfully coordinated a rescue of three adult loons who were iced-in on Lake George. On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14, local residents and birders contacted Dr. Nina Schoch, the executive ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Hurricane Mountain traverse

We took advantage of living in the area and used a second car for a traverse of Hurricane Mountain. If you are not from the area, I highly recommended hooking up with other hikers to do the same. The plan was to use the Fire Warden’s Trail and the Route 9N Trail for a full day’s outing ...