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October, 2015

Upcoming Meteor Showers In The Adirondack Night Sky


We call them shooting stars, and they never fail to make us catch our breath in surprise and wonder. But they’re not stars at all. Those bright, brief streaks across the night sky are meteors. And, clear skies permitting, the next month brings two excellent chances to see them. Meteors are debris left by disintegrating comets. Comets are mostly rock and ice, and once they enter the inner solar system, their orbits may bring them close enough to the sun to heat up, causing the ice to melt and vaporize. Particles of rock fall away from the nucleus of the >>More


October, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Oct 8)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 7:04 am; sunset at 6:21 pm. There will be no Moon on Saturday night as it will rise (waxing crescent) at 4:43 am Saturday and set at 5:24 pm. There will be a New Moon on Monday, October 12, at 8:06 pm. See information about the Draconid Meteor Shower below. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND BUSY HOLIDAY WEEKEND: This is the Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Expect parking areas and campsites to fill early, especially in the Eastern High Peaks, >>More


October, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Oct 1)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:56 am; sunset at 6:33 pm. The Moon will rise on Saturday night at 10:58 pm and set at 1:56 pm on Sunday afternoon. There will be a Last Quarter Moon on Sunday, October 4, at 5:06 pm. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND FALL FOLIAGE REPORT: Leaves are just beginning to change in most of the lower elevation areas, but leaf change is near-peak in the upper elevations. Expect very little change in the Southern Adirondacks, and along the Sacandaga, >>More


September, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Sept 24)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:47 am; sunset at 6:46 pm. The Moon will rise on Saturday at 5:59 pm and set at 6:01 am, Sunday morning. There will be a Full Moon on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm, and a total eclipse of the Moon at 10:11 pm (see below for details). SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ENTER THE BACKCOUNTRY PREPARED: Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, and a map and compass – inform someone >>More


September, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Sept 17)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:39 am; sunset at 6:59 pm. The Moon will rise on Saturday at 12:34 pm and set at 10:35 pm. The moon will be Waxing Crescent on Saturday with 33% of the visible disk illuminated. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ENTER THE BACKCOUNTRY PREPARED: Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, and a map and compass – inform someone of your itinerary, and be prepared to spend an unplanned night in the woods. Just >>More


September, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Sept 10)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:31 am; sunset at 7:12 pm. The Moon will rise on Saturday at 5:51 am and set at 6:53 pm. There will be a Last Quarter Moon on at 5:54 am on Saturday. There will be a New Moon on Sunday. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ENTER THE BACKCOUNTRY PREPARED: Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, and a map and compass – inform someone of your itinerary, and be prepared to spend an >>More


September, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Sept 3)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:23 am; sunset at 7:25 pm. The Moon will rise on Saturday night at 12:12 am (Sunday morning) and set at 3:11 pm Sunday afternoon. There will be a Last Quarter Moon on at 5:54 am on Saturday. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ENTER THE BACKCOUNTRY PREPARED: Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, and a map and compass – inform someone of your itinerary, and be prepared to spend an unplanned night in >>More


August, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Aug 27)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:15 am; sunset at 7:38 pm. The Moon will rise on Saturday evening at 7:30 pm and set at 7:14 am Sunday morning. On Saturday there will be a Full Moon at 2:35 pm. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND Get The Outdoor Conditions Podcast Friday Mornings ENTER THE BACKCOUNTRY PREPARED: Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, and a map and compass – inform someone of your itinerary, and be prepared to spend an unplanned night in >>More


August, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Aug 20)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions is issued each Thursday afternoon. Sunrise Saturday will be at 6:08 am; sunset at 7:49 pm. The Moon will rise on Saturday at 1:45 pm and set at 11:55 pm. On Saturday there will be a First Quarter Moon with 50% of it visible surface illuminated. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND Get The Outdoor Conditions Podcast Friday Mornings FLASH FLOOD WATCHES: Forecasts are calling for rain Thursday night into Friday across the region that could be heavy enough locally to cause flash flooding. On Thursday afternoon Flash Flood Watches were issued in counties >>More


August, 2015

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Aug 13)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions and trails and waters report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Outdoor Conditions Podcast Friday Mornings SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ENTER THE BACKCOUNTRY PREPARED: Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, and a map and compass – inform someone of your itinerary, and be prepared to spend an unplanned night in the woods. Just before entering the backcountry check the latest weather forecasts for Adirondack region at Burlington and Albany, and the High Elevation, Recreation, or Lake Champlain forecasts. SUN AND MOON: Sunrise Saturday will >>More