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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

Lussi Clashes with APA

APA Commissioner Art Lussi received a variance permit from his fellow board members to modify his camp on a Lake Placid island, raising concerns of… >>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

Rangers say missing hunter was on narcotics

State forest rangers and law-enforcement personnel searching for a missing hunter found him “in an unresponsive state,” evidently under the… >>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

Recent DEC Forest Ranger Missions

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with… >>More


Remembering Maurice Hinchey, 1992 Adirondack Park Centennial

On November 22, we lost one of the finest legislators in my lifetime, U.S. Congressman and former chair of the… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Public Meeting Set On Plans for Mohawk Valley Wildlife Areas

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public information session on Habitat Management Plans (HMPs)… >>More

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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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