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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Apr 11)


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, April 11, 2019

Rangers Rescue Injured Hiker On Baker Mtn


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 St. Armand Wildland Rescue: On April 7 at 4 pm, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from Franklin County 911 reporting a 30-year-old female from Baldwinsville near the summit >>More


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Paint and Sip at Lake George Land Conservancy


To celebrate spring, Lake George Land Conservancy is offering the chance to make your artist dreams come true with a one-day beginner painting class and wine tasting with Patrice Jarvis-Weber.  Jarvis-Weber is conducting a one-day workshop where adults and children 10 and up can learn to paint a trillium, a beautiful native Adirondack wildflower. To add to the fun complimentary wine from Adirondack Winery will be available as well as hot chocolate for the children. All participants keep their 8 x 10 stretched canvas acrylic artwork. Pre-registration is required and space is limited » Continue Reading. View original post.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

High Peaks Need Bold, Comprehensive Management


As winter shows sure signs of releasing its grip on the Adirondacks, a new hiking season in the High Peaks Wilderness is coming into view. The allure of the High Peaks is immense for hikers, which is understandable. There is simply no other place anywhere east of the Mississippi River that provides the experience like that found on the summit of an interior High Peak surrounded by dozens of others. The views from Gothics or Colvin or Colden or Haystack mountains, or any number of other High Peaks, are simply stunning. It’s no wonder the High Peaks Wilderness is in >>More


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Gouverneur’s Rhoda Fox Graves, NYS Political Trailblazer (Conclusion)


The Ogdensburg Journal-Republican, forced to eat crow after rejecting Rhoda Graves’ claims of Warren Thayer’s corruption, applied twisted logic to justify their stance and the senator’s behavior. They opened with: “Senator Thayer has retired…. It was found that he was on the payroll of a utility corporation and, we feel, working against the interests of the average resident of this district who has been forced to pay unjust rates.” The words “we feel” simply did not apply. There was no question he had been putting the financial screws to his voters while protecting a power company and lining his own >>More


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Expanded Adirondack Development Grant Opportunities


The New York Department of State (DOS) has announced the availability of federal grant funding for economic and community development within New York’s Northern Border Region. This year, more than $3.5 million will be available to communities within New York’s 28 federally-designated Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Counties, which includes most of the counties of the Adirondack Park. The NBRC is a regional economic development partnership between Federal and State government. The Region includes portions of the States of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Established in 2008, the NBRC originally covered 14 Counties in New York: Cayuga, Clinton, >>More


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

American Robins: Harbingers of Spring


“The early bird catches the worm.” It’s an old adage that most likely refers to the American robin (Turdus Migratorius). This year, I first saw robins in late March, right around the time that maple sap started running. As I write this, they’re still showing up, almost daily, apparently looking for fly nymphs resting on the ice and snow alongside the river. Just up the road, they’re already hopping around on bare areas in lawns, gardens, fields, and pastures; cocking their heads from side to side as they try to find a big, fat, tasty worm to » Continue Reading. >>More


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Saranac Lake


A celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life has been set for Saturday, April 13th, 2019, from 7 to 8 pm at the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Suite 2, Saranac Lake. This is a rescheduled event, canceled due to weather earlier this year. Hear Dr. King’s words on the need for social and economic justice, and listen to Joe Paparone speak on the revival of Dr. King’s last project – the Poor People’s Campaign and discuss ways to continue this legacy today. There will be music and refreshments. The Poor People’s Campaign: A >>More


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ausable Two-Fly Challenge Celebrating 20 Years


Fly fishermen from across the country and Canada are set to convene in Wilmington on May 16 – 18 for the Ausable Two-Fly Challenge. This year’s catch and release tournament is celebrating twenty years of fishing, storytelling and raising money to preserve the West Branch of the Ausable River. Proceeds go to regional preservation non-profit groups and to stock the river. To mark the 20th anniversary, organizers added an extra day of fishing, expanded fishing hours and added more non-fishing events including a comedy night with comedian Louis Ramey, who has been featured on Comedy Central, » Continue Reading. View >>More


Monday, April 8, 2019

Cuomo Administration Needs to Invest in High Peaks Wilderness


In 2018, state agencies combined the Dix Mountain and High Peaks Wilderness areas into one grand 275,000-acre Wilderness area, which is now celebrated as the 3rd largest Wilderness area east of the Mississippi River, behind the Florida Everglades and the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. This action certainly merits heralding as a major accomplishment in the history of the Adirondack Park and Forest Preserve. It shines a spotlight on the High Peaks Wilderness as a world-class landscape and it begs the questions of how and when will state agencies start to put together a world-class management system that the High Peaks >>More