In late September, I visited the Six Nations Indian museum in Onchiota because owner Dave Fadden was the featured Trailblazer in the November/December issue of the Explorer. Below is a description of the museum that appears on its website. “The Six Nations Indian Museum provides for the viewing of 3000-plus artifacts with an emphasis on the culture of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee). The Six Nations are: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. The museum features story telling lectures; gift shop carries Mohawk baskets, beadwork, books, t-shirts, silver jewelry, and acrylic paintings that reflects Six Nations >>More
On Saturday, September 30, I hiked Cascade Mountain with the intention of documenting the crowds through a timelapse video and other photos. Starting the trail in the dark at about 6 a.m., I was the third person to the summit. Above are some photos from the day. The video is still in the works. At the trailhead, the temperatures were in the 30s and it was raining. I started hiking in the dark but was able to turn off my headlight before long as the sun rose. In the higher elevations, the rain turned to snow (something I had been >>More
In late September, I visited the Ladies Mile, a trail on Ausable Club property near Keene Valley. The purpose of the trip was to get some photos of Explorer summer intern Autumn Rock, who had written a story about the trail for the November/December issue of the Adirondack Explorer. Above are a few of the photos from the trip, including some on the walk from the parking lot to the trailhead.
A state Supreme Court Judge has ruled that the 34-mile section of tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake should remain in place.
The number of search and rescues in the Adirondacks has increased dramatically in recent years. The image in the photo gallery is a trip planning tool that can help everyone from beginners to experienced users (hikers, paddlers, hunters, etc.) plan a safer trip in the backcountry. The trip planner can be downloaded and printed for use. Simply click on the image, right click with your mouse, and choose “save image.”
The number of people using the Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park, especially in the High Peaks region, has increased dramatically in recent years, causing some people to say there is a need for more forest rangers.
Since 2014, Sporn has traveled throughout the Adirondack Park collecting blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) as part of a joint project with the state Department of Health (DOH) and other organizations to determine the extent of tick-borne diseases in the region. The ticks are tested for four diseases—Lyme, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Borrelia miyamotoi—as well as the Powassan virus.
A local company has started helicopter tours in the High Peaks region, raising concerns about trips over wilderness areas.
Every two decades, New Yorkers go to the polls to decide whether they want to rewrite the language in their state constitution.
I visited the 1812 Homestead and Farm Museum in August to get photos of the new barn being constructed there. The old one burned in August 2016. While I was there, I captured images of some of the other buildings and happenings at the Willsboro site. The property was originally settled as a family home and inn. Now it functions as an educational foundation and museum of living history. The 130-acre facility is open to the public and includes a wood shop, candle cabin, outdoor beehive-style oven, blacksmith forge, sugar house, spring house, one-room schoolhouse, nature trail, nature center, animal pastures, barns, >>More