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Adirondack Explorer

January, 2019

Adirondacks Walk of Fame: who’s who, who’s missing


The new Adirondack Welcome Center off the Northway in Queensbury honors 21 people in an Adirondacks Walk of Fame. They include artists, inventors, athletes, an escaped slave, and a vice president of the United States.


December, 2018

Check the ice before skiing on ponds


All was not lost in recent thaws. We went pond skiing in the St. Regis Canoe Area three days last week and found the conditions ideal: a few inches of fluffy snow over solid ice. The carry trails between the ponds had just enough snow to ski.


December, 2018

Adirondack Park poised to allow wider ski trails


The Adirondack Park Agency has tentatively approved new criteria for ski trails intended to enhance the experience of backcountry skiers in the forest preserve.


December, 2018

Adirondack Wild says snowmobile trail illegal


DEC is proposing to build a “community connector” that will enable snowmobilers to travel between the hamlets of Raquette Lake and Long Lake without crossing frozen lakes. About four miles of the trail would pass through the Blue Ridge Wilderness.


December, 2018

Retired DEC scientist wins award for book on reptiles, amphibians


The Snake and the Salamander is a wonderfully illustrated book about reptiles and amphibians, by a veteran New York Department of Environmental Conservation herpetologist.


November, 2018

Battle over Old Mountain Road may be settled


When Jim McCulley drove his snowmobile on Old Mountain Road in 2003, he touched off a series of court battles that lasted fifteen years. For now, at least, the legal saga appears to have ended.


November, 2018

Questions raised about proposed snowmobile trail


The proposed trail would cross South Inlet near Raquette Lake and run four miles through the Blue Ridge Wilderness, to the south of Route 28.


November, 2018

New Adirondack Welcome Center tells Park’s story


The Adirondack Welcome Center is a step up from the High Peaks Welcome Centers farther up the Northway.


November, 2018

Classic Rock-Climbing History Gets Update


The new edition of Yankee Rock and Ice describes Matt Horner’s efforts to repeat a notoriously difficult ice climb called Gorillas in the Mist on Poke-O-Moonshine’s cliffs.