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Saturday, December 8, 2018

What Can Never Be Named


  What Can Never Be Named What I saw in the Green Mountains can never be named. Across an idyllic forest of embryonic fluid, I saw an unborn spirit arriving as an ancient memory. I saw dark matter in your eyes. Neither created or destroyed. Like rogue planets ejected from their birthplaces. I saw an invisible halo and smoke the color of ivory and ostrich eggshells. I saw the holy. In my bathroom. In front of a broken sink faucet. View original post.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Featured Trail: Peavine Swamp Ski Trail, Cranberry Lake


Peavine Swamp Ski Trail is an 8.5-mile ski trail located in the Western parcel of the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest. This trail begins on the south side of Route 3 east of Peavine Swamp. It presently contains three loops. The last half of the trail passes through lands that have never been significantly harvested. Large specimens of hardwoods, red spruce, and eastern hemlock are common. The Cranberry Lake Wild Forest is a 24,111-acre forest that consists of three separate parcels to the west, northwest, and east of Cranberry Lake. It contains 15 miles of foot trails, 9.4 » Continue Reading. >>More


Friday, December 7, 2018

Holiday Celebrations At The Grange


The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex is set to hold its holiday celebration and performance of “A Christmas Carol” Radio Play on Sunday, December 9 at 3 pm, and their annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 15 from 1 to 4 pm. The Grange’s annual holiday celebration and performance of “A Christmas Carol” Radio Play is Sunday. There will be music and dancing and holiday cheer upstairs, and cookie-baking and ornament-making for kids downstairs starting at 3 pm. The curtain goes up on “Carol” at 4 pm and with wonderful live music (organ, cello, fiddle) and a great cast. All >>More


Friday, December 7, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


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Friday, December 7, 2018

Santas Ski for Free at Whiteface Sunday


This Sunday, December 9, is the third annual Santas Ski for Free Day, at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. Guests, who dress as Mr. or Mrs. Claus, participate in a group photo and arrive by 10 am, receive a free lift ticket to ski or ride the Olympic mountain. Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders are expected to participate. Those who do not have a jolly red suit can donate a new toy (valued over $10) or a gently used winter coat and receive 50% off a lift ticket for the day. All donations will be collected by volunteers from the Boy >>More


Friday, December 7, 2018

Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events


New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has announced the 2018-19 Autumn/Winter Event Season Schedule for Whiteface and Lake Placid. Scheduled events as followed: Dec. 11-16, 2018 – Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup. International luge racing returns to Lake Placid. The men and women’s races are set for Saturday, Dec. 15, while the doubles and sprint competitions take place, Sunday, Dec. 16. Dec. 30, 2018 – Stars on Ice. North America’s premier skating show returns to Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The show brings together Olympic, world and national champions for an evening of figure skating. Jan. 6-11, 2019 – >>More


Friday, December 7, 2018

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Election Could Boost Adk Conservation Efforts Westport-E’town-Lewis School Merger Vote Passes Magic Forest Becoming ‘Expedition Park’ Lake Colby Ice Skating Path Sought Long Lakers Demand Reliable Power Essex Co Coroner: Colleagues Are Lazy Trump Refuses Climate Change Agreement Fire Destroys Former Big Moose Hotel Inaction Ends Warren Co Mortgage Tax CBD Reaches The Adirondacks Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily news e-mail. Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook. View original post.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Acid Rain Controls Near Finish Line, Obstacles Remain


As the nation mourns the passing of George H. W. Bush, the President who signed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 creating America’s first acid rain program – a conference of scientists and advocates has concluded that the fight to stop acid rain is nearly won. Sadly, victory is now in doubt due to the Trump administration’s proposed pollution rule changes. It feels like we are a marathon runner who has been tripped with the finish line in sight. In 1990, President Bush understood that the United States was supposed to set an example for the rest of the >>More


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Dec 6)


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, December 6, 2018

Charles ‘Huckleberry Charlie’ Sherman (Part 5)


It had been a busy year, but if anything, Charlie Sherman was more active in 1915, receiving ample media coverage for his many exploits — and more than a few surprises. In January, the Ogdensburg Journal reported on his visit to Watertown’s relief kitchen located on Jackman Street. He dropped in, looked things over, was offered supper, and accepted, afterward offering effusive praise of the food, facility, and staff, and rewarding them with brief and witty speeches on a number of topics. At the end of the month, he showed up at Watertown High School and was guided to the >>More