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Backcountry Gear Choices: Tent Or Tarp?

Few backcountry gear decisions seem as daunting as picking a shelter. Some prefer to sleep John Wayne style (under the… >>More

Natural History

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Winter Solstice Will Be Marked With Meteors

Every year, I eagerly await the winter solstice, which this year falls on this Sunday, December 21. My anticipation is… >>More

Environment

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New Wood-Pellet Projects: Paul Smith’s College

Paul Smith’s College is installing a state-of-the-art wood-pellet boiler system, which will heat its three academic buildings. This project is… >>More

History & Culture

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John Todd’s ‘Long Lake’ Recalls The 1840s

The Long Lake Historical Society has voted to acquire a first edition of John Todd’s book, Long Lake. First printed… >>More

The Video Room

Early-Season Ice Climbing With MudRat

  Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie posted this video on YouTube after climbing the Skinny Slide on Upper Wolfjaw Mountain in search… >>More

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