In late September, Explorer Publisher Tracy Ormsbee and I joined Sam Eddy for a bushwhack into the Five Ponds Wilderness. Eddy is the trail master for the Adirondack 46ers and was featured in the Trailblazer column in the November/December issue of the Explorer. The purpose of our trip was to visit the Sand Lake lean-to, which Eddy maintains as a volunteer.
Snow starting falling Monday in the Adirondacks, leaving about 6 to 8 inches by late morning Tuesday.
“I can’t go through another day like this past Saturday,” Keene Town Supervisor Joe Pete Wilson said in October. “It’s beyond the capacity of a town of 1,100 to deal with. It’s just beyond our capacity.”
A new task force has been formed to take on issues related to high use in the High Peaks region, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday.
A photo gallery with some photo highlights from the month of October in the Adirondack Park.
View this photo gallery to see the impacts of the Halloween storm that rocked the Adirondacks.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday that there is still a backcountry advisory as the DEC continues to asses damages from the recent Halloween storm. The storm caused widespread flooding and wind damage in the Adirondacks. The storm washed out many local and state roads and bridges. In addition, backcountry trails throughout the Adirondacks have infrastructure damage, including washed out bridges and downed trees, creating unsafe hiking conditions. States of emergency were declared in a dozen counties statewide, including Essex, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saranac and Warren counties. The public is encouraged to contact local agencies and DEC before they >>More
Paddler and former Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown had until Oct. 28 to file paperwork (called “perfecting the appeal”) and the state had until Nov.1.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is advising the public to avoid backcountry trails and summits throughout the Adirondack region for the duration of the weekend.
High winds and flooding has closed roads and knocked out power throughout the Adirondacks.