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Adirondack Explorer

November, 2019

An Adventure in the Five Ponds Wilderness

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.

November, 2019

November snowfall in the Adirondacks

Snow starting falling Monday in the Adirondacks, leaving about 6 to 8 inches by late morning Tuesday.

November, 2019

October Photo Highlights

A photo gallery with some photo highlights from the month of October in the Adirondack Park.

November, 2019

Photos of the Halloween storm aftermath

View this photo gallery to see the impacts of the Halloween storm that rocked the Adirondacks.

November, 2019

DEC backcountry advisory still in effect

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


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