Bruce Waite, a missing Bangor man whose body was found Thursday near Slush Pond in Paul Smiths, died of cardiac arrest due to exposure, according to state police.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation said its dispatch office received a call at about 4 p.m. on July 4 about a large “dog in distress” due to the excessive heat. Temperatures were in the 90s that day.
The search has been focused on the Slush Pond area in Paul Smiths. Waite’s car, a 2004 Buick Century, was found there on July 5.
A 30-year-old racer from Long Island died of heat stroke during Sunday’s Whiteface Sky Race on a day when temperature rose into the 90s.
The state announced this week that it is plans to limit parking at busy trailheads, but a leading environmental organization says it needs to take that plan one step further. Adirondack Council says the state should implement a permit system that requires people to make reservations ahead of time at busy trailheads.
The state announced several initiatives today to address issues related to overuse in the High Peaks. The High Peaks, Dix, Giant and Hurricane Wildernesses, Baxter Mountain, and the Saranac Lake 6’er peaks are attracting an unprecedented number of users, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The increase in hikers, climbers and campers has resulted in dangerous driving conditions along the state Route 73 corridor from Chapel Pond to Cascade Mountain during peak days in the summer and fall. That’s because parking lots overflow and people park alongside the state highway. In addition, trails have become eroded, garbage has >>More
Campers are being asked to stay away from the Slant Rock lean-to area this weekend due to bear activity in that area.
Adirondack Wild says a permit system is a good idea and suggested the concept in its comment letter to the state Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the recently proposed amendments to the the High Peaks Wilderness unit management plan.
The Wright Peak Ski Trail is one of the top backcountry-skiing trails in the Adirondacks, but skiers often complain that it dumps them out onto a narrow and often-rocky hiking trail that leads to Algonquin Peak. The state Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to fix the problem by rerouting the bottom of the ski trail so that it terminates at the Whales Tail Ski Trail. It is one of several skiing proposals in a draft amendment to the High Peaks Wilderness unit management plan (UMP). Ron Konowitz, founder of the Adirondack Powder Ski Association, said he was ecstatic over the >>More
Lake Clear resident Mary McLean and her family stopped using her home’s water for drinking and cooking years ago because it tasted salty. They’ve also seen corrosion to their appliances and plumbing, including the faucet on the kitchen sink.