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When is it OK to stack rocks on the trail?

Once used to mark the way, cairns nowadays often are seen as monuments to the ego and a blight on the wild landscape. >>More

View Finder

November photo highlights

Photo highlights from the month of November include images from Reber Rock Farm, the Halloween storm, and a snowfall in Saranac Lake. >>More

In this Magazine

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Surplus of “middle-aged” forests afflicts Northeastern songbirds

Started in Vermont in partnership with the Tree Farm forestry certification program and other agencies, the warbler effort aims to knock some of the Northeast’s… >>More

The Video Room

Thousands of snow geese near Lake Champlain

Snow geese migrate through the eastern Adirondacks through the Champlain Valley every fall. Here is a video of them gathering… >>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

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Who’s counting peaks?

During my hikes with my kids, I’ve urged them to look around and enjoy nature. We identify trees and admire… >>More

Environment

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New Sunrise hub in Saranac Lake plans Plattsburgh ‘strike’

This group of young activists conducts their meetings in accordance with the standards laid out by the Sunrise Movement, a… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Santas Ski Free Sunday at Whiteface Mountain

This Sunday, December 15, is the fourth annual Santas Ski for Free Day, at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington. Guests, who… >>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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