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DEC tickets leaders of hiking group of 67

September 8, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A state Department of Environmental Conservation forest ranger ticketed two leaders of a group of 67 hikers in the High Peaks on Saturday, Aug. 2. more »»

Hikers pack High Peaks Labor Day weekend

September 8, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The first group of hikers at the Cascade and Porter Mountain trailhead this past weekend, a group of nine, signed in at 3:48 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. more »»

RR days are numbered

September 7, 2016 RAY BROOK — In the face of a lawsuit, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has formed a stakeholder group to determine the design and use of a 34-mile section of railroad that will be... more »»

Stinky beginning leads to jovial peak

September 7, 2016 I’ve spent most of my life in and around the Adirondacks, and I’ve seen and had almost every experience a hiker can have here. more »»

Girl power in hunting camp and beyond

September 7, 2016 Rachel Carson, author of The Sense of Wonder, explained that every child has an inborn sense of wonder waiting to be guided to its full potential. more »»

EPA links increase in Lyme disease to climate change

September 1, 2016 The federal Environmental Protection Agency has linked increasing cases of Lyme disease to climate change. more »»

APA upholds Arbor Day tradition

August 31, 2016 RAY BROOK — Scattered around the state Adirondack Park Agency building in Ray Brook, among the tall grass, are a number of pretty small trees of various species. more »»

The time is right to get kids outside

August 31, 2016 Although there has been a ground swell of interest in getting children “back to the woods” over the past decade, there remains much to be don. more »»

Spiny waterflea found in Indian Lake

August 24, 2016 INDIAN LAKE — An Adirondack lake that was touted as one of the last outposts free from invasive species is now confirmed to no longer hold that mantle. more »»

Trying to hang on to the fleeting summer season

August 24, 2016 Although there are sure to be a few Indian Summer days left in the Adirondack calendar, it is evident autumn is on the way. more »»

The ultra-46er

August 18, 2016 It’s been two weeks of tremendous ups and downs for Bethany Garretson. The professor at Paul Smith’s College is on pace to finish Friday, Aug. more »»

APA, DEC seek comment on rerouting Van Ho ski trails

August 18, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency voted to approve a Department of Environmental Conservation plan to reroute two trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg at the agency’s regular meeting Friday, Aug. more »»

Hot summer creates lightning danger

August 17, 2016 Don’t believe the old adage that says, “lightning never strikes the same place twice. more »»

In the woods and on the podium

August 17, 2016 Apparently, last week’s column touched a nerve among a variety of woods travelers. The story touched on how much is too much in terms of overuse of the local woods and water. more »»

Chute is history

August 11, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Employees from Harlow Excavating & Contracting were busy this week dismantling the unsafe municipal toboggan chute on Parkside Drive, which had been in use on the site for more than 50... more »»

GIVING BACK: Peak to Brew Relay to help benefit local nonprofit groups

August 11, 2016 WILMINGTON — It’s here, more than 4,800 feet above sea level at the top of Whiteface Mountain where a 230-plus mile team relay race will begins at 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12. more »»

PSC alumni reunite to climb 46

August 10, 2016 Two Paul Smith’s College alumni almost didn’t hike the High Peaks this summer, and it all came down to a judge’s decision to disallow the renaming of the college. more »»

How much is too much on the trail?

August 10, 2016 Although I owned a pair of Dunham “waffle stompers” back in the 1970s (which was over a century ago), my favorite hiking boots were a pair of Converse high top Chuckie D sneakers. more »»

Camp Colby mansion has gone from grandeur to an unused backdrop

August 9, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has a history of acquiring old great camps. Some of those go on to be sold back into private hands. more »»

How to get involved with backyard science

August 3, 2016 Citizen science is a growing field of study, and while the scientists may be the ones studying the hard numbers, normal citizens have become an increasingly important part of many studies. more »»



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