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Friday, July 26, 2019

Featured Paddle: Hoel, Turtle, Slang, and Long Ponds, Lake Clear

Hoel, Turtle, Slang, and Long Pond are part of a route known as the Nine Carries located in the St. Regis Canoe Area. Beginning at the parking area for Hoel Pond, paddle approximately one mile across the pond until you reach the train crossing. A culvert passes under the tracks into Turtle Pond. Carry over the tracks or pass through the culvert if there is enough water flowing through. Turtle pond is a much smaller narrower body of water. At about eight tenths of a mile long, paddling this pond can be much less demanding. » Continue Reading. View original >>More

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

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Friday, July 26, 2019

A Hike Into History Recalls British Occupation of Ticonderoga

Mount Independence is located in Vermont, just across Lake Champlain from Fort Ticonderoga, for which it was a critical base of operations. It can easily be reached by the Ticonderoga Ferry, and offers a great way to hike into history. “The Mount” was built in 1776 and 1777 by the Continental Army following their capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. A bridge was built to connect the cantonment on Mount Independence (and the road to Castleton) to Fort Ticonderoga on the New York side of the lake. Over 400 yards long, with more than 20 piers with 12 foot wide >>More

Friday, July 26, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

Questions Raised Over New Campground Trails Analysis: High Peaks Trails Poorly Designed Great Brant Lake Canoe Race Revived Teacher Indicted in Wife’s Shooting Death Tupper Hotel Project Outlined GF Cement Plants Gets OK to Burn Plastics Man Arrested in Two Domestic Attacks Deer Feeding, Bear Hunting Comments Sought Socialite Owner of Whitney Park Dies at 93 Wilmington Loses Leader Randy Preston » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Body Recovery on Marcy; Rescues at Algonquin, Poke-O, Cliff, Vanderwhacker, Lyon Mts, Indian Falls

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 North Elba Wilderness Recovery: On July 16 at 11:20 am, DEC’s Raybrook Dispatch received a request for assistance for a 61-year-old male hiker from Savannah, NY, who suffered a cardiac >>More

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (July 25)

This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon. 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 >>More

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hex & Hop Brewery Hosting Grand Opening

Bloomingdale is now more than just a stop for Teddy’s Ice Cream and Grill or a quick visit to Moonstone Farm, it is the new home of Hex & Hop Brewery. After deciding to make the old Bloomin’ Market its home base, the owners of Hex & Hop spent the past winter and spring meeting with local officials and farms to produce a local product that extends beyond just local brewing. The beer is a blending of farm to table in an Adirondack craft beer establishment. For all those craft beer aficionados, the Grand Pouring is » Continue Reading. View >>More

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Zipline, Chairlift Rides Added At Gore Mountain

Gore Mountain is open Thursday-Sunday for summer fun, and has two new activities for guests to enjoy. A new zipline ride offers up to two people at a time an opportunity to soar for about 300′ over the Base Area. Also, open-air chairlift rides aboard the high-speed Adirondack Express will alternate with the traditional Northwoods Gondola rides to provide another option for taking in the views and accessing a variety of hiking and mountain biking terrain. Other attractions include a Climbing Challenge Course, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, and Obstacle Inflatable. New Picnic Basket Lunches are available from the sundeck’s Open >>More

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Stillwater Fire Observers, Forest Rangers’ Relatives Sought

In preparation for the centennial of Stillwater Fire Tower, the tower’s friends group is searching for Stillwater Fire Tower Observers, Forest Rangers, and their relatives. The centennial commemoration will be on Saturday August 24, 2019 beginning at 10 am at the tower. At noon a question and answer session will be held at the trailhead parking area on Big Moose Road. The Fire Observers at the Stillwater Tower were: Eugene Barrett, 1912-23; Charles H. Ward, 1924-25; A.D. Petri, 1926-27; Clarence Rennie, 1928-39; Theodore Jarvis, 1940; George A. Clair, 1940-64; Kenneth M. Hite, 1964-74; Larry Combs, 1975; Gary Kincade, 1976; Jim >>More

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jay Task Force Formed To Boost Economic Vibrancy

An effort is underway to spur economic growth in the town of Jay by growing its tourism sector and increasing the housing inventory.  Members of a newly formed Jay Task Force have been meeting since March to investigate and identify initiatives. “Our goals include attracting new residents, promoting the hidden gem businesses we have here already, and concentrating on the needs for housing,” said Spencer Reynolds, task force member and councilman for the town of Jay. The town of Jay is comprised of three Hamlets — Upper Jay, Jay, and Au Sable Forks, all located in Essex County. The town >>More