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Backcountry Ski Fest is this weekend

March 5, 2015 KEENE VALLEY — Winter is on the cusp of winding down in the Adirondacks, and that means it’s time for the Mountaineer’s 13th annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival. more »»

Two High Peaks rescues in one day

March 5, 2015 Forest rangers performed two rescues in a row Sunday in the High Peaks Wilderness. more »»

Less snow than forecast, but more freezing rain

March 4, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Online Tuesday afternoon, the Enterprise reported that March may be “coming in like a lion in the northern Adirondacks.” As it turned out, the lion meowed instead of roared. more »»

Governor’s Winter Challenge returns Sunday

March 3, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will host the second Adirondack Winter Challenge Sunday at the Olympic facilities. more »»

Nordic Festival takes off

March 2, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Visiting and local skiers alike gave rave reviews of the new ski festival held this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center. more »»

A 200-mile journey for hope

February 28, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Nolan and Jack Willis stopped walking three years ago, so Tim O’Shea did some walking for them. more »»

Avalanche Pass primer

February 28, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Some call it sublime. Others say it’s spectacular. For Carla Rienzo, it’s a religious experience. “It’s my heart and soul,” she said. “My spirit lives here. more »»

Destination unknown, but glad to be on the way

February 28, 2015 After the prolonged cold snap finally broke last weekend, I jumped at the opportunity to get in a long ski trip that would take me up and over a series of smaller peaks near Ray Brook and connect... more »»

30 inches of ice

February 27, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — With more than 30 inches of ice to drill through, competitors in this year’s Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby will be working hard, at least at the start, in pursuit of their catch. more »»

New Nordic Fest surrounds Loppet

February 25, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A new three-day festival at Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center is set to begin this Friday. more »»

BETA teams up to link communities

February 21, 2015 LAKE PLACID — For years, they existed as two entities grouped under the same umbrella fighting for the same cause — to create more multi-use trails in the Tri-Lakes region. more »»

The art and virtue of wilderness tramping

February 21, 2015 I haven’t seen a thin red line on my back porch thermometer in more than a week. The mercury remains buried far below the final legible numerals on the metal cover. more »»

Environmental groups drop appeal in Adirondack test drilling

February 21, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — Environmental groups say they're dropping an appeal of a court ruling that allowed test drilling to continue for the mineral wollastonite in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. more »»

Waterfall warrior

February 20, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Steve Fisher is a world-class kayaker who loves to tell stories. more »»

N.Y. waives out-of-state snowmobile fees March 7-8

February 20, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York is trying to lure more snowmobilers from other states. Gov. more »»

Weather Service says Lake Champlain frozen ‘closed’

February 17, 2015 BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The National Weather Service says Lake Champlain is now officially frozen over. more »»

WHITEOUT

February 14, 2015 The rescue of two individuals from Kirkland, Quebec, who got lost after summiting Mount Marcy in January, ignited a flurry of public comments regarding the hikers’ assumed unpreparedness. more »»

Kyler preps for Patagonia adventure race

February 14, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The first time Lee Kyler visits South America, it will be to do something no American has ever done: win the Last Wild Race. Kyler won’t be alone, though. On Feb. more »»

Retuning within more peaceful surroundings

February 14, 2015 Despite our increasingly technological society, it has been proven that traveling to forests, lakes and similar wild places provides us with an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world. more »»

Wind chill is dangerous today

February 13, 2015 It’s cold again in the northern Adirondacks — and windy, which makes it feel dangerously cold. more »»

 
 

 

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