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Rock gym the fruit of Adirondack climber’s passion

Tom Rosecrans is one of the most prolific rock climbers in the Adirondacks. The authors of the guidebook Adirondack Rock credit him with taking part… >>More

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Timelapse Video at Avalanche Lake

Here’s a timelapse video I shot at Avalanache Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness in September. It shows clouds moving above the pass. >>More

In this Magazine

Lake George to cut back on road salt

Environmentalists, scientists, and public officials in the Lake George region are stepping up efforts to reduce road-salt contamination in the lake’s watershed. Eric Siy, executive… >>More


The Video Room

A few thoughts on a hike to Blue Ledges

Leigh Hornbeck interviews her two sons, Rushton, 7, and Devlin, 5, after a muddy hike to the Blue Ledges. Leigh… >>More

News Releases

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Rangers rescue 3 hikers without headlamps

Last week’s Forest Ranger Report from the Department of Environmental Conservation noted that a ranger had to rescue two hikers… >>More

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Turtle eggs in December at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

Snapping turtles are hatching right now at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge. Call it what you like–a fluke, a surprise–but Wendy… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

ADK’s Fire Tower Guide New Edition Reflects Big Changes

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has released the second edition of its hiking guide, Views from on High: Fire Tower Trails in the… >>More


Conservation Groups To Congress: Keep Bikes Out of Wilderness

A coalition of 133 conservation and wilderness organizations from across America, including Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, has… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Adirondack Wildlife: The Ermine and Snow

The snow around the region this week is a blessing.  For several members of our wildlife community, a forest floor… >>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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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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