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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Federal Workers Free at Wild Center During Shut-Down

The Wild Center, currently open Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, is offering free admission to all federal employees and their families through January 31st, in support of them during the government shutdown. Free admission is offered regardless of whether federal workers have been furloughed or are otherwise affected. Workers will need to show their ID at the Admissions Desk upon entry. All visitors are welcome to a free snowshoe rental to hit the trails and explore on their own or on a guided naturalist walk. Relax inside with The Wild Center’s river otters. See a featured >>More

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Becoming Rooted Thanks to People like Bob

I know one or several who are rooted in their town and who prove instrumental in helping newcomers become rooted there as well – someone who could plow them out; someone who could lend them a rototiller; someone who could repair their water line or dug well; someone who knew the previous occupants; someone who knew what used to be on that piece of land; someone who knew the stories and just how to tell them; someone we laughed with and, gradually, over time, someone on whom we could bestow a favor ourselves. We just lost such a person. He >>More

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Poetry: From the Beginning

  From the Beginning There is a hush from the beginning of time, where you can hear yourself blink. There is a hush, where a minute ago we were two million miles closer to this cluster than we are now. There is a hush when we realize how it is that we belong at the limit of the powers of observation. There is a hush when the universe evolved from the static. I shall return to the hush. I shall return in a moment to the conditions which might have existed at the beginning. To a hush which can no >>More

Friday, January 11, 2019

Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, Lake Placid

This trail system located on the southwestern shore of Lake Placid consists of three trails loops – Boundary Trail, Ridge Trail, and Lakeshore Trail – bisected by an old dirt roadway. The trails wind over gently rolling terrain and are self-guided nature trails that may be explored using the brochures provided at the trailhead by the Lake Placid Garden Club. These trails are great for XC skiing or snowshoeing in the winter and connect to the Jackrabbit Trail, long-distance ski trail connecting Keene with Saranac Lake. Peninsula Nature Trails trailhead: From the intersection of Routes 73 and 86 in Lake >>More

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Adirondacks Walk of Fame: Who’s Who, Who’s Missing A Visit to Dippikill Wilderness Retreat in Thurman Great Camp Sagamore Director Garet Livermore Stepping Down When Parks Go Understaffed: Destroying California Joshua Trees High Stakes in Region’s Smallest Courts (NCPR Reporting) Ice Climbing: This Dangerous Game (North East Ice) Ben Stiller’s Old-Fashioned Prison Break At Dannemora (NPR) DEC 2018 Wave Water Sampling Data North Country Airbnb $12M in Rentals In Search of Moose in » Continue Reading. View original post.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Museum’s Cabin Fever Sunday Talks Begins with Tahawus

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) has announced their 2019 Cabin Fever Sunday Series, featuring seven events that look deeper into Adirondack history and culture. The first event, Tahawus: Birth of a Hamlet and a Club, is set for January 13, at 1:30 pm. This presentation by a former NL Industries manager, Don Seauvageau, will cover the 1847 to 1947 period at the Hudson River headwaters. The closure of the mining operations at Adirondac in 1855 did not end the activity here. Often referred to as the “Club Era,” the mining works were sold twice and operated >>More

Friday, January 11, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Geopolitics of Cheese

I enjoy a wide variety of dairy products. And I especially like cheese. All sorts of cheese. Hard, soft, sharp, mild, pungent, curds. Sliced, shredded, cubed, balled, spread, powdered, creamed, and whipped. A little tossed into my breakfast omelet; a slice, perhaps two, on my sandwich at lunch; a touch grated or sprinkled into my salad and/or over my pasta and/or drizzled on my veggies at supper. And then, of course, there’s pizza, cheesy burritos, mac and cheese, cheesecake, cheese Danish, wine and cheese. I » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Jan 10)

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. Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, flashlights, space blanket, emergency whistle, >>More

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Whiteface Gets 17 Inches of Snow, Offering 1980 Olympics Tour

Just ahead of the weekend, Mother Nature has dumped 17 inches of fresh powder on Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington. Fifty-six trails are open, serviced by eight lifts for skiers and riders. Today, January 10th, is also the final day of the 2019 International Children’s Winter Games’ Alpine competitions at the mountain. Young skiers and snowboarders, ages 12-15, have been competing on the Olympic mountain since Tuesday in slalom, giant slalom, freestyle, ski cross and snowboarding. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, the resort plays host to the FIS Moguls World Cup. Ninety athletes, from 14 countries, will compete » Continue >>More