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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Poetry: 400 Feet Closer to Heaven


400 Feet Closer to Heaven Maybe 400 feet closer to heaven than we were When we started climbing we sit beside the outlet To the sphagnum-bed spring atop Eleventh Mountain We siblings in age-order to the youngest, me, Being Matt Esther Karen and then our Mom Alice The logistician of our many wilderness forays As even now we pause to sit beside the streamlet To lunch on gorp and our tunafish sandwiches And stare out across the valley and then low hills To the mountains off toward and then in Vermont But the view can’t compete with the big surprise >>More


Friday, October 4, 2019

Guide Ticketed For Hunting Without A License, Improper Firearm


Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Jennifer Okonuk reported that on September 21, she encountered several migratory bird hunters in Northern Franklin County during the early goose and youth waterfowl hunting seasons. ECO Okonuk said one group of hunters from Maine was guided by a licensed guide outfitter, but three of the hunters failed to have their required New York Harvest Information Program (HIP) number. The licensed guide also failed to possess a valid hunting license, she said. None of the hunters had their guns plugged as required, and the guns were all capable of holding » Continue >>More


Friday, October 4, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Front-Country Stewards Prepare Hikers at Busy Trails Van Laer: One New Forest Ranger ‘A Start’ for High Peaks Mike Lynch: September Photo Highlights Rogers Island, Fort Edward Historic Marker Being Placed The Carthage to Crown Point Road and Twitchell Lake Settlement Local Writer Turns Sufferings into Transformative Experience Former GOP Assemblyman Ortloff Being Released from Prison A Community Memorializes Boatbuilder Joe Turcotte Senate Report: NRA Was A Russian ‘Foreign » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, October 4, 2019

BETA Bike and Ski Trail Volunteer Days Secheduled


Barkeater Trails Alliance has announced fall volunteer trail days, the first set for Sunday, October 6th, from noon to 4 pm. This is a half day project where will clean up a new trail corridor on the new Cobble Hill Trail System, above the golf course in Elizabethtown. Work will mostly involve pulling stumps and cleaning up the cleared corridor for winter use . Meet at the Elizabethtown water tank parking area on Cobble Hill. From the Keene/Lake Placid area, take 9N toward Etown. Immediately after the intersection with Lord Rd (on your left), turn right (see red pin » >>More


Friday, October 4, 2019

Rowland’s Newest Book Confirms: Politics is a Weird Business


New York Times digital bestselling author Tim Rowland’s newest book confirms what many have suspected: politics is a weird business. Rowland argues in his newest book Politics Weird-O-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts about Politics, that today’s political culture is no more unhinged than it has been at any point in world history. In fact, he says, we may comfort ourselves knowing that at points in the past, politics has been much more bizarre than it is now. “Today, for example, at least we are no longer cementing thousands of live humans into our public >>More


Friday, October 4, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Friday, October 4, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Adirondack Mountain Club Announces New Executive Director


Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has announced that Michael Barrett has been appointed as the new Executive Director of ADK, which will be effective in November. The appointment was unanimously approved by the ADK Board of Directors at its September 28, 2019 meeting the announcement said. Barrett is a former foreign language interrogator for the United States Army. He went on to obtain his law degree in 2002 before serving as an attorney to the NYS Assembly Codes Committee. He later held executive-level positions in both the Spitzer and Paterson administrations. After moving to Missouri, he worked as counsel to the >>More


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Colder Weather: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Oct 3)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and updated on Friday. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adklmanack@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 » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

8th Annual Adirondack Kids Day Set For Inlet Saturday


My children believe that every day is Adirondack Kids Day. There is certainly enough for them to do around the Adirondack Park to make them feel that way. Though they may think every day is about them, there is only one official Adirondack Kids Day. It takes place on the first Saturday in October in Inlet, New York. My family participates in a lot of events and activities throughout the Adirondack Park. Autumn is no exception. We enjoy harvest celebrations and  catching views with the leaves in full color. Our draw to be part of Adirondack Kids Day is its >>More




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