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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Poetry: Remote Viewing the Five Ponds Wilderness

Remote Viewing the Five Ponds Wilderness Just like smelling pheromones in the armpits, there has always been evidence, the human system knowing the future. A series of arbitrary numbers. Walking out into the unknown depths, we can’t think of these things as being separate. Like Thoreau said, “the old upon the walls…” There are no bodies without energy, and there is no energy without consciousness. Awareness enhanced, activated senses, the other things appearing even we are not supposed to. Heralded by the rain. Clutching a clump of fur in our talons. Just insect-eaters feeding in fissures and furrows on the >>More

Friday, September 27, 2019

Featured Trail: Village Trail, Boquet River Nature Preserve

The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy has opened a half-mile trail connecting Willsboro’s Main Street with the Boquet River Nature Preserve’s existing trail network. The trail provides convenient access to the Conservancy’s 120-acre preserve, and gives a further boost to the village’s ongoing downtown revitalization. The natural dirt and stone trail, which features 60 stone steps, is the latest improvement the Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter has made to the preserve. In 2017, the Conservancy opened Tim’s Trail, a mile-long, wheelchair-accessible loop that is the second-longest such trail in the Adirondacks. A year before, crews upgraded the River Trail » Continue >>More

Friday, September 27, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Acclaimed Tango-Jazz Quintet Playing Tannery Pond

Tannery Pond Center (TPC) is set to present Emilio Solla y Bien Sur! performing in concert on Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 pm. This tango-jazz quintet is led by Grammy-nominated composer and pianist Emilio Solla. Based in New York City, Emilio Solla y Bien Sur! comes to North Creek after recent performances at venues like Dizzy’s, Jazz Standard, Birdland Jazz Club as well as many others around the country. Solla is an Argentine-born classically trained pianist with an exquisite feel for the music of his homeland, and an affinity for the freedom » Continue Reading. View original post.

Friday, September 27, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Forest Rangers Make Several Rescues in the Adirondacks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry. What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. Essex County Town of Keene Wildland Fire: On Sept. 18, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received several calls from hikers in the High Peaks reporting smoke in the Giant Mountain Wilderness. Several Rangers responded and >>More

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Foliage Season; Cooler Tempretures: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Sept 26)

This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and updated on Friday. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adklmanack@gmail.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water and lights, and a map. When >>More

Thursday, September 26, 2019

How Gore Mountain Got The Name On It’s New Logo

When the earliest Adirondack maps were drawn, Gore Mountain’s true summit could not be clearly identified. As colonial surveyor Verplanck Colvin put it “the highest point always seemed to disappear in the intricate group of peaks of which the mountain was composed.” As the area around the mountain was increasingly surveyed, a “gore” developed between two large tracts of land, Hyde’s Patent, and the southeast line of  the Totten & Crossfield Purchase.  It was in or near this gore –  a surveyor’s term indicating an unmapped triangular » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Amy’s Park Trail Race Set For Saturday

The Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) NextGen Committee is set to host its third annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake (Amy’s Race) at Amy’s Park located in north Bolton on Saturday, September 28th. The race, a true trail run, is a rugged 4.5 miles/7.2 kilometers in length, is entirely off-road, and goes over brooks, up hills and through the scenic marshes of the 500-acre preserve. All ages are welcome to compete, and friends and family are encouraged to attend to cheer on the competitors. The first 50 people to register for the race will receive a custom vinyl sticker >>More

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Study Tracks Massive Loss of Birdlife Since 1970

A study published in the journal Science reveals that since 1970, bird populations in the United States and Canada have declined by 29 percent, or almost 3 billion birds, signaling what has been considered a widespread ecological crisis. The results show tremendous losses across diverse groups of birds and habitats — from iconic songbirds such as meadowlarks to long-distance migrants such as swallows, and backyard birds such as sparrows. More research is needed to pinpoint primary causes for declines in individual species. “Multiple, independent lines of evidence show a massive reduction in the abundance of birds,” said Ken Rosenberg, the >>More


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