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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


April, 2014

Lost Brook Tract in April: Adirondack Rite of Spring


In September of 1911 the great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky began work on music for a ballet that we now know as the Rite of Spring. Stravinsky’s score, with its polytonality, its violent, dissonant upheavals, its ritualistic, pagan pulses and its raw, almost vulgar power, changed the face of music.  It also vividly recreated an ancient, primeval interpretation of spring that swept away the bucolic, peaceful, benevolent image of spring depicted by the impressionists.   In Stravinsky’s conception spring is not peaceful; rather it is a primitive and powerful eruption of nature, savage and dynamic, evoking the deepest and most prehistoric >>More


April, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Apr 17)


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 seasonal temperatures this weekend, from below freezing at night into the 40s during the day. There is a chance of snow in the high peaks on Saturday. High waters >>More


April, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Apr 10)


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 temperatures 10-20 degrees above normal this weekend. Rain is forecast for tonight, and temperatures will continue to rise, possibly into the 70s in some southern Adirondack areas on Monday; >>More


April, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Apr 3)


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 seasonable temperatures in the Adirondacks this weekend with a chance of rain, freezing rain, and light snow Friday and Saturday. Although this precipitation is not expected to pose a >>More


March, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Mar 27)


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. ** LATE WINTER WEATHER: Although it will remain near freezing and below in the central Adirondacks, this winter of abnormally cold temperatures appears to be coming to an end.  Still, there remains plenty of snow (three to >>More


March, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Mar 20)


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. ** WINTER WEATHER: Despite the official passing of the first day of Spring, Winter conditions continue, with the entire region picking-up an inch or two of snow on Wednesday night, two to four inches in the southern >>More


March, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Mar 13)


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. ** WINTER CONDITIONS: A major winter storm has dumped an additional one to two feet of snow across the Adirondacks, on top of the foot or more already on the ground. Be prepared to break trail, and >>More