Helicopters in area were here to resupply DEC caretaker cabins

RAY BROOK — Repeat trips by the local New York State Police helicopter got people wondering Tuesday. As it turned out, it was not a lost hiker, a criminal at large or anything else for them to worry about.

Rather, the state Department of Environmental Conservation was using the helicopter to resupply its caretaker cabins for winter, according to DEC spokesman Dave Winchell. DEC dropped off supplies at three cabins in the High Peaks Wilderness: at Lake Colden, Johns Brook and Marcy Dam.