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June, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (June 5)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. A narrative version of this report can be found at Mountain Lake PBS.   SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ** indicates new or revised items. ** BEST DAY FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Saturday will be slightly cooler. ** SUNRISE – SUNSET: Sunrise Saturday will be at 5:18 am; Sunset at 8:31 pm ** LATE SPRING WEATHER: A spectacular weekend is in >>More


June, 2014

If You Care, Leave It There: Don’t Disturb Wildlife


New Yorkers should keep their distance and not disturb newborn fawns or other young wildlife as many animals are in the peak season for giving birth, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) cautioned today. It is not unusual to see a young bird crouched in the yard or a young rabbit in the flower garden, both apparently abandoned. Finding a fawn deer lying by itself is also fairly common. Many people assume that young wildlife found alone are helpless and need assistance for their survival, however, in nearly all cases this is a mistake and typically human >>More


May, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (May 29)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. A narrative version of this report can be found at Mountain Lake PBS.   SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ** indicates new or revised items. ** BEST DAY FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Sunday ** SUNRISE – SUNSET: Sunrise Saturday will be at 5:20 am; Sunset at 8:26 pm ** SPRING WEATHER: Expect the possibility of encountering an occasional shower with winds >>More


May, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (May 22)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. A narrative version of this report can be found at Mountain Lake PBS.   SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ** indicates new or revised items. ** BEST DAY FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Sunday ** SUNRISE – SUNSET: Sunrise Sunday will be at 5:24 am; Sunset at 8:21 pm ** MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: This three-day holiday weekend expect to encounter many people >>More


May, 2014

Survey: What Back Country Behavior Do We Hate The Most?


I’ll never forget the last few yards of my five-day fiftieth birthday mega-hike in late May of 2011. I had just come through the worst conditions I have ever experienced: six to seven feet of snow above Slant Rock on the way out and a nearly impossible slog up to the Four Corners on the loop back, with torrents of water rushing beneath unconsolidated snow, post-holing up to my armpits, my boots getting sucked and dragged down slope; and in between, three days of rain, drizzle, fog, frost and slush… in short, a brutal trek over a massive Adirondack dome >>More


May, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (May 15)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. A narrative version of this report can be found at Mountain Lake PBS.   SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ** indicates new or revised items. ** BEST DAY FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Sunday ** SUNRISE – SUNSET: Sunrise Thursday was at 5:30 am; Sunset at 8:13 pm ** VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND: This is a three-day holiday weekend for Canadians, expect to >>More


May, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (May 8)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. A narrative version of this report can be found at Mountain Lake PBS.   SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ** indicates new or revised items. ** BEST DAY FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Sunday ** SUNRISE – SUNSET: Sunrise Thursday was at 5:08 am; Sunset at 8:05 pm ** EARLY SPRING / LATE WINTER CONDITIONS: Expect unsettled weather with seasonable temperatures on Saturday, >>More


May, 2014

DEC Issues High Peaks Muddy Trails Advisory


It is the start of a new season of outdoor hiking and recreation on public lands in the Adirondacks and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urges hikers to be cautious and postpone hikes on trails above 3,000 feet until early June, the agency announced today. DEC is asking hikers to avoid trails above 3,000 feet, particularly high elevation trails in the Dix, Giant and High Peaks Wilderness Areas in the northern Adirondacks, due to muddy conditions and the potential damage hiking can cause to vegetation and soft ground. Hikers are advised to only use trails at >>More


May, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (May 1)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. The report can also be found at Mountain Lake PBS.   SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ** indicates active, new or revised items. ** EARLY SPRING / LATE WINTER CONDITIONS: Expect unsettled weather though the weekend with cooler temperatures and at least some rain, especially Saturday and Saturday night. Trails are wet and muddy, and their remains more than two >>More


April, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Apr 24)


This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round. Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio. The report can also be found at Mountain Lake PBS.   SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND ** indicates active, new or revised items. ** EARLY SPRING / LATE WINTER CONDITIONS: Warm temperatures and rain have brought about spring conditions in the lower elevations. Late winter conditions remain in the higher elevations. Snow and ice are present in the middle and >>More




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