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Should we stop rescuing people in wilderness?

I was intrigued by the essay “The Case Against Search and Rescue,” by Robert Kruszyna, a New Hampshire resident. I later learned he is a… >>More

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Railroad bed washed out near Hoel Pond

A large section of a railroad bed near Hoel Pond appears to have been washed out by a stream this spring. This photo gallery contains… >>More

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Study makes economic case for Adirondack protections

Protect the Adirondacks reviewed 40 years of U.S. Census Bureau and other data that show park towns and their 130,000 inhabitants mirror national trends in… >>More

The Video Room

Lake George Smelt

Smelt gather near the mouth of West Brook after crossing under Beach Road in the Village of Lake George on… >>More

News Releases

A rescue, two body recoveries, and advice for unprepared hikers

A rescue, two body recoveries, and advice for unprepared hikers

Statistics from Cascade Mountain show that more than 100 hikers were encountered each day on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 40… >>More

Explorer Reports

Four bids received for rail line to North Creek

Bidders are expected to propose freight and possible passenger excursions, maintain the tracks and infrastructure, and its connections to Canadian Pacific and points south, according… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

DEC seeing shortage of lifeguards in recent years

Despite publicly promoting the job, which pays more than $13 an hour and with most sites offering free housing, there… >>More

Environment

ROOST staff, social media ambassadors get crash course in outdoor ethics

Leave No Trace principles address topics such as how to prepare for trips, minimize campfire impacts, respect wildlife, how to… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 24-26

The 2019 Great Adirondack Garage Sale has been set for Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The annual event continues to… >>More

Book Reviews

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Each issue of the Adirondack Explorer contains reviews of the non-fiction books that matter most to our readers. The subjects include Adirondack history, outdoor recreation, wildlife, natural history, and public policy. Most of the past reviews are now available online.

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Adventure Planner

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One mission of the Adirondack Explorer is to show people how to enjoy New York State’s great wilderness. Every issue includes accounts of hiking, paddling, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, bicycling, and other outdoor pursuits. Subscribers get unlimited access to our Adventure Planner, an online archive of hundreds of recreational stories.

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