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.
Phil Brown, former editor of the Adirondack Explorer, will receive the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award from Adirondack Wild. Brown will receive the award on November 3 at Adirondack Wild’s annual meeting, which will take place at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Julia Goren will receive the Wild Stewardship Award at the same meeting. Goren ran the Adirondack Mountain Club’s summit stewardship program for years. She worked for ADK from 2006 until this month. She recently took a job with Adirondack Council to update their Vision series. Brown was the editor of the Explorer from 1999 until this past summer when >>More
A Morrisonville man is due in court later this month after he admitted to killing four bears over a bait pile, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The bears included a sow and her two cubs.
Crown Point bridge, Four Brothers Islands, and Rouses Point are a few of the places where you can find them in large numbers. The dark birds have also been showing up in interior Adirondack lakes. I noticed one myself in September on Mirror Lake. Explorer Editor Brandon Loomis noticed several cormorants on Raquette Lake during the same time period.