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Monday, March 11, 2019

Curt Stager: What Climate Deniers Get Wrong


In his recent essay for Adirondack Explorer’s column, “It’s Debatable,” that was later re-published in the Almanack, John Droz presented more than an opinion that wind energy is a bad idea for the Adirondack Park. He also slipped in a » Continue Reading. View original post.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Hammond Pond Wild Forest Changes Highlight APA Agenda


The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, March 14th and Friday March 15th, 2019. Thursday’s meeting will begin at 1 pm and Friday’s session will commence at 9 am. The meeting will feature a presentation on final draft of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan and consideration of a public comment period regarding conformance of the plan to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Also a presentation on road salt reduction initiatives around Lake George is on the agenda, and more. What follows is the agenda issued >>More


Monday, March 11, 2019

Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival This Weekend


The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, is set to host the 17th Annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival the weekend of March 15-17, 2019. Backcountry skiing combines all of the elements of touring, climbing and downhill skiing into one winter mountaineering experience. On Friday, join representatives from Mammut North America for a night of Q&A about Mammut snow safety products and avalanche awareness from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at The Mountaineer. Mammut will raffle off a probe and shovel package. Demos and mini clinics will be held at Otis Mountain between Elizabethtown and New Russia on Saturday. Otis Mountain is a private >>More


Sunday, March 10, 2019

91% of Hamilton Co Lakes Studied Affected by Road Salt


Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute and the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District have collaborated on a study detailing long term trends of the water quality in 21 Hamilton County lakes. “The State of Hamilton County Lakes: A 25 Year Perspective 1993 – 2017” was developed to deliver a countywide assessment of the current and historical water quality status and in hopes of guiding future watershed management decisions. <img class="wp-image-149270 alignright" src="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Piseco-Lake-by-Jamie-Parslow-540×405.png" alt="" width="251" height="188" srcset="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Piseco-Lake-by-Jamie-Parslow-540×405.png 540w, https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Piseco-Lake-by-Jamie-Parslow-300×225.png 300w, https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Piseco-Lake-by-Jamie-Parslow-768×576.png 768w, https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Piseco-Lake-by-Jamie-Parslow-600×450.png 600w, https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Piseco-Lake-by-Jamie-Parslow-250×188.png 250w, https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Piseco-Lake-by-Jamie-Parslow.png 1017w" sizes="(max-width: 251px) 100vw, » Continue Reading. View original post.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

‘Free Solo’ Showing With Intro By Don Mellor


The Champlain Valley Film Series is set to present the documentary Free Solo, with special guest renowned climber, author and Adirondack guide Don Mellor in Whallonsburg, March 16th. Mellor, author of four Adirondack rock and ice climbing guides, and other books. He has climbed El Capitan and other Yosemite walls and will answer questions after the film Free Solo, winner of Best Documentary at last month’s Academy Awards, is a look at free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to climb the face of the world’s most famous rock – 3,200 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park – >>More


Sunday, March 10, 2019

St. Regis Falls Dam A Renewable Energy Option


Saranac Lake based Northern Power & Light, Inc. has gained approval to operate under a new program created by New York State that allows electric customers to purchase a share of the electricity from a small renewable generator. The company operates a a 700 kW hydroelectric plant, Azure Mountain Power, in St Regis Falls. As generators under the program produce power, it creates a credit on the customer’s utility bill, similar to rooftop solar. Small renewable energy generators like NP&L then collect for the value of the credits on behalf of the generator. The total cost to the customer stays >>More


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Eyeshine: Those Glowing Eyes Looking Back At You


I’ve taken to wandering the night lately – one of the pleasures of having a puppy. Willow, my pup, and I walk at all hours, from twilight to midnight and into the shadowy early morning. Some nights we walk under the cover of stars and moonlight, and other nights the world is so dark my black dog disappears and I wonder what exactly is on the end of my leash. Void of visual stimulus, any earthbound glimmer of light is noteworthy. One night I saw the glow of two small eyes, like gold coins caught in the arc of my >>More


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Remembering Jackie Archer: A North Country Inspiration (Conclusion)


At Plattsburgh’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration in 1990, Chairperson Vivian Papson shared a personal recollection of Jackie Archer with the Press-Republican’s Anne Smith: “The first time I made contact with Jackie was in 1987. My introduction to her was a firm yet musical voice on the phone saying, ‘I’m Jacqueline Archer. I live in Plattsburgh and I think that this community needs to have a way to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday. I would like to organize a commemorative gathering; would you be interested in working with me?’ Everyone is very proud of Jackie. She is confined >>More


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Poetry: Adirondack Moment


Wild, is your nature, Yet, in infinitely perfect Balance. There was a time, When I might have taken you For granted, But never now, Now, is when every minute with you, Breaks my heart, Both with my human transience, And the permanence, Of your beauty. I cannot capture you, Here, or Ever. I can only be, In you, As you are in me, Here, and Now. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.


Friday, March 8, 2019

New Frontier Town Campground Taking Reservations


Reservations for the new Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area in the Adirondacks began on March 1st. The DEC-managed campground at the site of the former Frontier Town theme park includes 91 campsites to accommodate a range of camping and visitor experiences, including: An equestrian camping area with 33 sites modeled after the camping areas at DEC’s Otter Creek Horse Trail facility. The area includes electrical hookups and a pavilion A recreational vehicle (RV) and trailer camping area with space for 13 sites with electrical hookups, fireplaces, and conveniently-located water spigots. The RV area also includes a playground >>More