Frigid temperatures hit the northern Adirondacks this weekend. Temperatures began to drop Saturday into Sunday when more than a foot of snow fell in the region. Temperatures were well below freezing Monday and Tuesday. Above are some photos of the frigid winter conditions Monday in the Saranac Lake area.
Recreationists can trigger avalanches when there is deep snow on steep slopes. While much of the steep open slopes are in the High Peaks, avalanche-prone terrain is found on mountains throughout the Adirondacks, including Snowy Mountain in Hamilton County.
In the mid-1970s, the McClelland family built The Mountaineer gear store in Keene Valley out of local hemlock and spruce. “I pounded the nails into this thing,” Vinny McClelland said.
The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities. In the video above, the sports director and one of its volunteers talk about the activities offered.
The Adirondack Explorer’s next “Views of the Park” photo contest theme will showcase animal tracks in the Adirondack Park.
These two short videos on wilderness were made with the January-February issue in mind. In this edition, several writers explore ideas related to wilderness in the Adirondack Park. In the first video below, writer Phil Brown talks about potential wilderness areas that could be added to the park. In the second video, hikers James Hopson and Spencer Morrissey discuss what wilderness means to them.
As our writers considered and debated the appropriate extent of wilderness in the park for the January-February issue, the Explorer’s Mike Lynch asked a collection of people who love the outdoors what wilderness means to them. Their answers are below.
The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
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.