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Friday, May 17, 2019

Featured Hike: Kane Mountain, Caroga Lake

Kane Mountain, located in the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest can be ascended via two routes which can be used to make a loop hike. A fire tower is located on the 2,060-foot summit. Kane Mountain East Trail is the most direct route, ascending 560 feet and 0.8 mile from the Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area to the summit. Kane Mountain North Trail descends 560 feet and 1.3 miles from the summit to the Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area. A 2.1-mile loop hike from Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area over the summit of and back to the trailhead » Continue Reading. >>More

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Railroad Bed Washed Out Near Hoel Pond (Photos) John Sheehan Discusses Adirondack Issues (WAMC) A Fishing Tale from an Antsy Angler (Tim Rowland) Not A Fan of Saranac River Whitewater Park Plan DEC Seeing Shortage of Lifeguards in Recent Years Lewis Henry Morgan and Ely S. Parker’s Many Legacies ‘Round the Mountain Race Kicks Off Paddling Season Severe Winter Impacts Adirondack Whitetail Deer Can North Country Downtowns be Reinvented? » Continue Reading. View original post.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Athol’s “A Woman’s Place” (1974-1982) Presentation

During the summer of 1974 women gathered for weekend retreats in Paradox, NY at the site of The Highland Community School. Seven bonded, pooled their resources, and bought an abandoned rustic resort on 23 acres of land in Athol, just northwest of Lake George in Warren County. Lorraine Duvall will give a presentation at 6:30 pm on Wednesday May 29 at the Caldwell Lake George Library about her search for the women who were part of this experiment 45 years ago when they started the women’s commune A Woman’s Place. Duvall says “They » Continue Reading. View original post.

Friday, May 17, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Peregrine Falcon Recovery Continues

There is a broad, craggy precipice in Franconia Notch, NH, not far from my home, called Eagle Cliff. It was named in the 1800s for the golden eagles that nested there, back when the region was full of open farmland that was conducive to the giant raptors’ lifestyle. While the fields have grown up and the eagles are long gone, the cliff has been home to nesting peregrine falcons each year since 1981. Once completely absent from the eastern United States, peregrine falcons have been making a steady comeback since the 1980s. Those falcons that nested on Eagle Cliff in >>More

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Indian Lake Poker Paddle Set for July 20th

The 2019 Indian Lake Poker Paddle has been set for Saturday, July 20th. Participants can explore the shores and bays of Indian Lake, anything that floats and is propelled by a paddle qualifies, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, guideboats, rafts, etc. The Poker Paddle is open to all ages and skill levels. Cash prizes will be awarded for best poker hands. Food, soft drinks and music will be provided at Byron Park, where paddlers start and finish the day. Check in starts at 10:30 am, paddle and card drawings from noon to 3:30 pm. Participation is limited to first >>More

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mud Season: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (May 16)

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 adkalmanack@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, lights and a map. >>More

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pollinator Garden Plant Sale Underway

If your community was recently treated to a bit of Adirondack snow, planning your summer garden is just the thing to get the focus back on spring. It’s interesting to hear the “ole timers” refer to late seasonal snow as “poor man’s fertilizer.” Even if that spring snow helps add nutrients to my garden soil,  I want all my seasons to have an end. So while I wait, I plan my garden. Truth is, I’m a lackadaisical gardener. I plant native plants for the most part, but in the spring I cross my fingers that I’m pulling the weeds and >>More

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pollinator Symposium Set For June

AdkAction’s Adirondack Pollinator Project is set to hold a Pollinator Symposium June 5 at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, on Wednesday, June 5th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Pollinator Symposium will be aimed at equipping farmers, groundskeepers, public park managers, gardeners, and local government agencies with the knowledge to help preserve and build pollinator populations in the Adirondacks.  The event’s keynote speaker will be author and garden designer Benjamin Vogt. Sarah Foltz Jordan, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist from Xerces Society, will present Pollinator Habitat Restoration Using Organic Site Preparation Methods.  Jay Burney, Special Projects Director and >>More

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Birding, Banding at Crown Point Historic Site

The Crown Point Bird Banding Association will set up its yearly bird banding station at the Crown Point State Historic Site May 10 through May 25. In its 44th year, the Crown Point banding station returns to record migration data and birdsongs, and the public is invited to observe and learn more 6 am to 6 pm daily. Bird banding is an effort to identify and track different species of migratory birds that pass through the region every year, so as to better collect ecological data and improve conservation efforts.  The public can watch the netting and banding process, learn >>More