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January, 2018

Snowy Peaks in the Lake Placid Region


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Snowy peaks in the Lake Placid region were on full display Sunday, January 7, a day when temperatures final went above zero degrees Fahrenheit after a frigid weekend. (Click on the above photos to see the full images.) See more mountain photos Snow covered St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower


January, 2018

Scenes from a frigid Saranac Lake


frigid Saranac Lake

People living in the Adirondacks woke up to frigid temperatures Friday morning. In Saranac Lake, the temperature hovered around -10 degrees Fahrenheit and gusty winds. The National Weather Service in Burlington reported wind chills at about -30 in the northern Adirondacks and have issued a wind chill advisory until Saturday night. “The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin,” declared a NWS weather advisory. “Expect wind chills to range from 30 below zero to 45 below zero.” And that was in the lower elevations. Up high in the mountains, temperatures were >>More


January, 2018

What is a critter shelf? Find out here


Inside a critter shelf

Last summer the state Department of Transportation and The Nature Conservancy partnered to create New York state’s first-ever critter shelf for wildlife. Installed inside a large culvert under State Route 12, south of Boonville, in the Black River Valley, the suspended walkway provides a two-foot wide platform for wildlife to scurry through the culvert instead of crossing over the busy road. The shelf is attached to one side of the corrugated steel culvert with brackets and cables. To find out more about the critter shelf and see some of the creatures who use it, watch this video.  


December, 2017

Views from Lake Clear


Lake Clear

I visited the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat on Friday, December 15, for to get photos for an article about the wellness tourism economy that is to appear in the January issue. Temperatures had recently dipped in the single digits, causing Lake Clear to freeze over. A fresh snowfall also covered the ground in this quiet and peaceful neck of the woods. Although there was just enough snow to ski in the woods, the railroad tracks weren’t completely covered. So I doubt either snowmobiling or skiing would be possible on them. Perhaps the highlight of the winter view across Lake Clear >>More


November, 2017

Hiker dies in near Wallface in High Peaks


Questions remain about the death of hiker Alex Stevens By Mike Lynch Officials remain puzzled by the behavior of a New Jersey man who died after hiking up Wallface Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness in September. Alex Stevens, who was twenty-eight, died of bronchial pneumonia while on a solo hiking trip. After a nine-day search, his body was found near Wallface Ponds, not far from a makeshift campsite he had established. Wallface Mountain looms high above Indian Pass. Its seven-hundred-foot cliff attracts many rock climbers, but few hikers visit the wooded summit. There is a trail to Wallface Ponds, >>More


October, 2017

Timelapse Video at Avalanche Lake


Here’s a timelapse video I shot at Avalanache Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness in September. It shows clouds moving above the pass.


October, 2017

Timelapse Video on Cascade Mountain


Here’s a timelapse video I shot on Saturday, September 30 on Cascade Mountain. The video shows what the summit looks like on a day when 550 people hike the mountain. To view still photographs from that same day, click here.




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