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A new High Peaks hiking challenge

July 2, 2016 Erik Schlimmer is the kind of guy who likes a challenge. But not just any challenge. He likes to pick one that nobody else has done. Or at least that only one or two other people have done. more »»

The trails and rivers less traveled

July 2, 2016 I spent most of the past week enjoying views from the eastern edge of the Adirondacks while traveling on the increasingly popular Champlain Area Trails system, or CAT. more »»

Rail Explorers plan new route, and exit strategy

July 1, 2016 LAKE CLEAR — By announcing plans to open a new route from Lake Clear to Tupper Lake, Rail Explorers displayed faith in a lawsuit to preserve the railroad running from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid. more »»

Climber looks back on almost fatal fall

July 1, 2016 Shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, May 23, Kyle Ciarletta was topping out on a rock climbing route on Pitchoff Mountain between Lake Placid and Keen. more »»

Monitors stop hundreds of invasives in one month

July 1, 2016 The people who help check and monitor boats for invasive species had a busy first month on the job this year, preventing nearly 300 incidents of possible invasive species being introduced into... more »»

DEC announces increased access to Santa Clara tract

July 1, 2016 SANTA CLARA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that starting today there will be increased access for the public to the Santa Clara Tract Easement and Forest Preserve... more »»

This winter was worst on record for Whiteface

June 30, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The winter that wasn’t wreaked havoc on the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s revenue. more »»

It’s sink or swim for cardboard boaters in SL

June 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The first ever Corrugated Cup Cardboard Boat race was a success, even if most of the boats sank before crossing the finish lin. more »»

River cleaned up

June 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — For the first time in several years, volunteers gathered to pick garbage out of the Saranac River. more »»

Rangers rescue lost hikers, kayakers

June 28, 2016 New York state forest rangers respond to calls from lost and injured backcountry users on both public and private land this past week. more »»

Historical look at Rainbow narrows

June 25, 2016 We set off from Buck Pond campground in Onchiota, and as soon as we hit the water, the bugs were gone with a light breeze that barely rippled the wate. more »»

Let’s not forget, we were all rookies at one time

June 25, 2016 As the annual camping season arrives, it is important to be patient when dealing with newcomers — whether in the field, the forest or on the water. more »»

Bobcat that attacked couple near Albany had rabies

June 25, 2016 NEW SCOTLAND (AP) — Authorities say a bobcat that was shot and killed after attacking a couple outside an upstate New York home has tested positive for rabies. more »»

Free fishing Saturday, Sunday

June 23, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is offering the second free fishing weekend of the year this weekend. more »»

It’s Pollinator Awareness Week

June 23, 2016 ALBANY — The state departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets are celebrating a proclamation made by Gov. more »»

Moose hunting bill moves forward

June 22, 2016 A bill that would have the state Department of Environmental Conservation develop moose hunting regulations passed the state Senate last week. Sen. more »»

Wildfire on shore of Big Tupper burns 2 acres

June 21, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Firefighters worked for about two hours to extinguish a wildfire that burned approximately 2 acres of land on the shore of Big Tupper Lake in the late afternoon Monday. more »»



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