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Outdoors

Tupper derby draws 700+ ice anglers despite -35 morning

TUPPER LAKE — When Tupper Lake Sports Club President Dave McMahon went up to Simon Pond at 3 a.m. Saturday, he said the temperature was minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Nearly four hours later, 714 people were out on the frozen pond competing in the Northern Challenge. The annual event is a ...

Ranger Report: Ice pressure crack hurts snowmobilers

State forest rangers helped two victims of snowmobile crashes in Herkimer County and also trained for rescue missions in winter weather over the last week. - Pressure crack crash - On Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m., Forest Ranger Patrick Lee overheard radio traffic from Herkimer County 911 ...

Rangers rescue people and train for more

Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation helped rescue two people in the Adirondack Park in recent weeks: an older man on a frozen lake and a younger man in the snowy High Peaks. Rangers also conducted several training sessions to help them rescue more people ...

Two hikers rescued from same location

The junction of trails to Algonquin and Wright peaks was where forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation rescued two injured hikers on consecutive days in December. - Broken ankle and hypothermia - On Dec. 13 at 2:25 p.m., Ray Brook Dispatch requested ...

Early snow brings good base for ski season

Snow is covering the ground in the Tri-Lakes. It’s not enough snow for most ski areas without the power of state-funded snowmaking to open officially yet. But for the dedicated, any snow is enough snow. The people who run cross-country ski centers in the area say the couple of inches the ...

ALT considers public access for Route 86 vista

SARANAC LAKE — An iconic vista on state Route 86 that’s known for its photographability could soon be developed to include public access. There’s a gravel pull-off on state Route 86 in Harrietstown — near Donnelly’s Ice Cream, where Route 86 intersects with Route 186 — that often ...