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Adirondack Explorer

April, 2019

Scenes from the 2018 Wilmington Whiteface Mountain bike race


In the May issue of the Explorer, Alan Wechsler writes about competing in the the Wilmington Whiteface 100-kilometer (62-mile) bike race last June. The race goes from the base of Whiteface Mountain to Elizabethtown and back. The event is a qualifier for the Leadville 100, a famous mountain bike race that is set in the Colorado Rockies. Above are some photos of the 2018 Wilmington Whiteface race.


April, 2019

Solar array at Kate Mountain Park in Vermontville


The town of Franklin used a NYSERDA grant to build a solar array in Kate Mountain Park off of state Route 3 in Vermontville. The solar panels will be used to power Franklin’s town hall, highway garage,  and park facilities. These photos of the panels were taken in April. 


April, 2019

Winter paddling on the Cedar River


Canoeist Marty Plante paddled a 13-mile section of the Cedar River near the village of Indian Lake last fall. He returned in early April to revisit a section to get some photos, but he found the river locked up with ice. So he went upstream and found some open water a few rapids to run. Above are some photos I took of him from that trip. An article describing his 13-mile journey can be found in the May issue of the Explorer.


April, 2019

Share Ice Out Conditions For Your Favorite Lake or Pond


The ice went out on Lake George on April 13.


April, 2019

Grainy photo of a cat …


I got a call earlier this week from a man who says a cougar in late March on state Route 28n in Minerva, a quiet area in the central Adirondacks. 


April, 2019

Hiker rescued at Pilob Knob Preserve


Rangers respond to injured hiker near Lake George and wildfires downstate.


April, 2019

Opening day of trout fishing season


Trout fishing season opened on Monday. As is often the norm in the northern Adirondacks, wintery conducts persisted so there was very little open water for anglers.