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Hiking boom too much for ADK staff

September 10, 2016 Adirondack Mountain Club staff say they were overwhelmed by unusually large crowds of hikers this Labor Day weekend — the most they’ve ever seen, some staff said. more »»

Stinky beginning leads to jovial peak

September 9, 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 »»

Court puts hold on DEC tree cutting for trail

September 9, 2016 ALBANY — For the third time this year, a court has forced the state Department of Environmental Conservation to halt tree cutting on a snowmobile trail between Newcomb and Minerva. more »»

90 miles of Classic paddling

September 8, 2016 OLD FORGE — About 600 paddlers will hit the waters between Old Forge and Saranac Lake this weekend in the 34th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic. The event starts Friday at 8 a.m. more »»

Vermont to go forward with lamprey treatment

September 8, 2016 MONTPELIER, Vt. more »»

DEC forms rail trail stakeholder group

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 »»

Busy holiday weekend leads to multiple wilderness rescues

September 7, 2016 State forest rangers were called to a pair of rescues on the Poke-O-Moonshine cliffs after two climbers became stranded and another one fell. more »»

DEC announces early bear hunting season

September 7, 2016 Bear hunting season will begin in earnest on Sept. 17 in New York’s northern zone this year, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservatio. more »»

Labor of love

September 5, 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. more »»

Cleaning up Irene’s mess

September 3, 2016 Many of the physical scars of Tropical Storm Irene still exist in the High Peaks in the form of new or greatly expanded slides. more »»

APA upholds Arbor Day tradition

September 3, 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 »»

5 Years After Irene: Front-row seat

September 3, 2016 KEENE — Having worked for the Adirondack Mountain Club at Johns Brook Lodge for several years, Brendan Wiltse was familiar with the feel of the building shakin. more »»

The time is right to get kids outside

September 3, 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 »»

Peaceful view

September 2, 2016 more »»

DEC tickets two leaders of hiking group of 67

September 1, 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 Saturda. more »»

DEC releases temporary access plan for Boreas Ponds

September 1, 2016 Technically, the 20,700-acre Boreas Ponds tract has been open to the public since the state bought it in May, but there was no state guidance on how to use the land until Wednesday afternoon, when... more »»

DEC releases temporary access plan for Boreas Ponds

August 31, 2016 Technically, the 20,700-acre Boreas Ponds tract has been open to the public since the state bought it in May, but there was no state guidance on how to use the land until Wednesday afternoon, when... more »»

Shaq in the backwoods

August 31, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Monday night between 10 and 11 p.m. . more »»

Week of overnight searches for hikers

August 31, 2016 Six night searches for hikers — several of them overnight — marked the week for state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers in the Adirondacks. more »»

Seeking a toehold

August 29, 2016 more »»

 
 

 

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