BETA executive director Josh Wilson led Phil Brown on a ski tour of Old Mountain Road in March 2018.
The Mountaineer gear shop in Keene Valley changed ownership toward the end of 2018.
Standing at the Sawyer Mountain trail register, his snowshoes pushing through more than a foot of snow, Ned yelled out: “The last person to sign the register was six days ago.”
Some ponds and lakes are freezing up early, and people are already hitting groomed and backcountry ski trails.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input regarding a proposal in an amendment to the Blue Ridge Wilderness unit management plan to develop a multi-use community connector trail along State Route 28 in Hamilton County.
Hikers value protecting the Adirondack Park’s wild character more than expanding recreation opportunities.
The Inner Gooley complex that included seven buildings and several sheds on the shoreline of Third Lake, the biggest lake of the chain, were removed in late September. Members took the club down the structures as a requirement of their lease with The Nature Conservancy, which purchased the land about a decade ago and later sold it to the state in the spring of 2013.
The northern Adirondacks has been cold and wet, with the region experiencing several snowfalls in late October. The snow isn’t sticking to the ground in the lower elevations yet due to above-freezing ground temperatures, but it’s been cold enough that ice has developed on some small ponds.
Phil Brown skis the Tupper Lake Triad on a snowy March day.
Poet Roger Mitchell reads Candles, a poem from his latest book.