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Caterpillars may impact syrup production

October 11, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A native caterpillar is wreaking havoc on sugar maple trees across northern New York, and one local expert said it could have a big impact on maple syrup production next year. more »»

Muzzleloader season to kick off amid rainy forecast

October 11, 2017 Foul weather always seems to mark the opening day of muzzleloader season, which will kick off over the weekend of Oct. 1. more »»

Cascade reroute works, offers other possibilities

October 9, 2017 LAKE PLACID — An often overcrowded parking area outside of Lake Placid was a sea of traffic cones and police officers over the Columbus Day weekend, as several state agencies partnered to... more »»

Cascade detour

October 5, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The state is temporarily rerouting hikers in a big way this weekend, via a nearby state-owned sports facility and private land. more »»

Multi-year milfoil removal underway

October 4, 2017 SARANAC INN — The Upper Saranac Lake Foundation, which has been in a more than decade-long battle against invasive milfoil, is back in the business of harvesting tons of the devastating aquatic... more »»

Loon migration is a sure sign of transition

October 4, 2017 Whether you choose to spend your time in the company of a lake, river or pond, or upon a lonely mountaintop deep in the forested wilderness, the first few weeks of October always usher in the high... more »»

Cascade trailhead to be temporarily relocated

September 29, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will temporarily move hikers from the popular, and often overflowing, parking areas outside of Lake Placid due to an anticipated crus... more »»

No other bidders so far

September 29, 2017 LAKE PLACID — As the end-of-year deadline to submit a formal application for the 2023 World University Winter Games draws nearer, it appears an Adirondack games won’t have to worry about competition. more »»

Sharing fond memories and journeys of Skip Baker

September 28, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Skip Baker assured David Gomlak and Terri Maxymillian that he could give “the nickel tour. more »»

Century-old tower with mountain views

September 27, 2017 LOON LAKE — Just four years ago, the state Department of Environmental Conservation opened a new trail up Loon Lake Mountain, which had been off limits to the public for years, except for those... more »»

Century-old tower with mountain views

September 27, 2017 LOON LAKE — Just four years ago, the state Department of Environmental Conservation opened a new trail up Loon Lake Mountain, which had been off limits to the public for years, except for those... more »»

User conflicts are unnecessary and avoidable

September 27, 2017 In recent days, I’ve fished my way through a variety of ponds, lakes and streams in search of species of all sorts. On Upper St. more »»

Rangers stay busy as summer temps stretch on

September 27, 2017 While warm, summer-like weather continues, state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued numerous lost and injured people around the Adirondacks last week, including a trio... more »»

Best seat in the house

September 26, 2017 more »»

Safe travel starts with advance planning

September 20, 2017 There have been a spate of high profile searches for missing hikers in the Adirondacks this summer, most of which have ended with positive outcome. more »»

A cautionary tale in this time of seasonal transition

September 20, 2017 Autumn has finally arrived despite recent efforts to restore the summer season with a brief Indian Summer. Fortunately, the mountain breeze has already tinged the air with a sweet pungency of deca. more »»

Hiker died of pneumonia after 2 weeks in wilderness

September 19, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — A coroner and medical examiner say a 28-year-old New Jersey hiker, whose body was found near Wallface Mountain Monday afternoon, died from bronchial pneumonia resulting from a lack of... more »»

Body of missing hiker found near Wallface Mountain

September 18, 2017 Forest rangers on Monday located the body of Alex Stevens, the 28-year-old hiker who has been missing since Sept. 2, on a scree field near Wallface Pond, in the vicinity of Wallface Mountain. more »»

ADIRONDACK GADABOUT: Lost hikers, Teddy Roosevelt and more

September 15, 2017 Last week’s column focused on the search and eventual rescue of a soldier from Fort Drum who had become lost on St.Regis Mountain while hiking. more »»

 
 

 

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