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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Poetry: Heaven, This


Sultry, Summer breeze coasts gently, Kissing the warm, cocooned forest lake, Into rippling bliss, Into living, surface reflections, Of verdant, topsy-turvy perception. Liquid, silver ribbons roll to shore, In parallel synchrony, Lulling the life on top and beneath, Lulling the thriving microcosm world they feed, Orchestrating restless thoughts in restless minds, Into confluent melodies, Primal music. Heaven, this, Heaven always Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Gouverneur’s Rhoda Fox Graves, NYS Political Trailblazer (Part 3)


After a year in office, Rhoda Graves won reelection to the New York State Assembly, while five other female GOP candidates elsewhere in the state lost. In January 1926, she sought the chairmanship of the social welfare committee, a position already held by a senior member (from Niagara) who was unwilling to surrender it. She was instead given charge of public institutions — not her preference, for sure — but chairing any committee was another historic first for New York women. Rhoda’s second year in office was an active one. She pushed a bill restricting the slaughter of tubercular cows >>More


Friday, March 29, 2019

Featured Hike: Nicks and Nelson Lake Area, Old Forge


The 127,135-acre Black River Wild Forest is located within the southwestern foothills of the Adirondack Forest Preserve and offers a variety of recreational opportunities, from snowmobiling near the adjacent communities of Old Forge and Otter Lake, to hiking on foot trails in remote areas. The following trail system originates from Nicks Lake Campground; Nicks Lake Trail (Yellow and Blue Markers) is 3.8 miles in total and starts from the Nicks Lake Campground parking lot or the Bisby Road parking area to the Nelson Lake and Nicks Lake Outlet trails. Legs of » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, March 29, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Skiing the Hanging Spear Falls Loop A Somersault Landed NYS in Court, and Changed A Life Mirror Lake and Our Road Salt Diet, 1970s to Now Notes From The Annual Adirondack Research Forum Buddy System: Emotional Support Dog Helps Saranac Lake Students Bailey, Burke and Biathlon Optimism Books: Betsy Kepes Savages ‘Adirondack’ Thrillers Lake George Schools Plan For Shrinking Population Forest Bathing: What? Why? (Vermont Public Radio) <li » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, March 29, 2019

Curt Stager Talk at Whallonsburg Grange Sunday


The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex is set to welcome science educator and author Dr. Curt Stager to its Lyceum lecture series on Sunday, March 31 at 3 pm. Dr. Stager’s topic comes from his most recent book and his research into lakes around the world, from the Adirondacks to Siberia. His talk, “Still Waters: A Deeper Look at Walden Pond,” will focus on this iconic lake – its history, ecosystems, and the impact of humans on it. Curt Stager is an ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science journalist. He has written extensively for general audiences in periodicals such as National Geographic, >>More


Friday, March 29, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


NYS Leg Lowers Hunting While Intoxicated Limit Bolton Planning A Recreation Hub Strategy DEC Requests Another Rail Abandonment Hold Big Plans For The Hammond Pond Wild Forest Sewage Overflows Heighten Budget Debate Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley Closing Annual Conference on the Adirondacks Set for May Hypothermia Claimed Local Woman NYS Snowmobile Deaths Nearly Triple Comments Sought on Crown Point Management Plan » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Exploring the History of Maple Syrup


I don’t think there’s a more magnificent forest tree or more glorious shade tree than the sugar maple (Acer saccharum); a deciduous tree that matures in 30-50 years, generally growing to between 70 and 90 feet tall, with a crown that turns a brilliant, fiery yellow, orange, or red at summer’s end. The sugar maple is the official state tree of New York, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. It’s also the national tree of Canada. And the maple leaf is the Canadian national emblem. For sugarmakers, this is maple season. Having tapped thousands of » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Mar 28)


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, March 28, 2019

Lecture: William Murray’s Impact on Adirondack Tourism


The final Cabin Fever Sunday Series program of the season at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) will be Fools Rushed In: W.H.H. Murray’s Adventures in the Wilderness, 150 Years Later with Ivy Gocker, is set for April 7th, at 1:30 pm. In 1869, Boston-based clergyman and author William Henry Harrison Murray published a collection of advice and anecdotes on his camping trips to a then little-visited region – the Adirondacks.  Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks would launch a thousand camping trips, inspiring hordes of untested city folk to try their hand at >>More


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Summer Trail Crew Sought For Newcomb AIC


SUNY-ESF has announced they are expanding the existing trail network at the Newcomb Campus, and are seeking Summer Trail Crew Members. Work will include adding more than two miles of new trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC), as well as rehabilitating the popular Goodnow Mountain trail. This trail expansion is the first since the AIC opened in 1990. SUNY-ESF’s Newcomb Campus, a year-round center for education and research, includes the Adirondack Interpretive Center, the Adirondack Ecological Center, the Northern Forest Institute, and more. It’s located in the Town of Newcomb, near the geographic center of the Adirondack Park » >>More