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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


March, 2014

High Peaks Gets Up To 2 Feet Of Snow


Skiers finally got the big dump they had been waiting for all winter. What’s more, the snow that fell was light powder, not the heavy stuff. I’d say we got at least a foot in Saranac Lake. That would be in line with North Country snowfall totals reported by the National Weather Service: 16 inches in Duane Center (northern Franklin County), 14 inches in Malone, and 13 inches in Tupper Lake. Michael Muccilli, a meteorologist with the service, said the northern parts of Herkimer and Hamilton counties got 6 to 12 inches. And up to two feet fell in the >>More


March, 2014

Current Mount Marcy Backcountry Ski Conditions


I skied Mount Marcy from Adirondak Loj on Friday. Conditions were very good below tree line; above, there was lots of wind slab and ice. Bring MicroSpikes or crampons if you are headed to the summit. The last signpost was about six feet above the snow. In a good winter it’s buried, or nearly so. The post Current Mount Marcy Backcountry Ski Conditions appeared first on The Adirondack Almanack.


February, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Feb 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. ** MID-WINTER CONDITIONS: Daytime temperatures will be below zero in the morning then warm into the high 20s in the afternoon before dropping into the single digits overnight. Sunday’s forecast is sunny with daytime temperatures remaining in >>More


February, 2014

Don Mellor On Post-Thaw Ice Climbing Conditions


Yesterday I complained about the deterioration of backcountry-skiing conditions caused by last week’s rain and thaw. But what has happened to ice-climbing conditions? I am a novice ice climber. In my mind, I figured a little rain and a little melting followed by subfreezing temperatures would improve conditions. More water means more ice, right? Not necessarily, according to Don Mellor, author of Blue Lines: An Adirondack Ice Climber’s Guide. Mellor has been climbing and studying ice for more than thirty-five years and has found that it is frustratingly unpredictable. Just because one route has good ice doesn’t mean another route >>More


February, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Feb 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. ** SNOWY MID-WINTER CONDITIONS: This will be another outstanding weekend for wintertime outdoor recreation. The entire region is forecast to receive at 5-10 inches of new snow tonight and tomorrow morning. Temperatures will warm ever so slightly >>More


February, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Feb 6)


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. ** SNOWY WINTER CONDITIONS: This will be an outstanding weekend for wintertime outdoor recreation. The entire region received at least 6-10 inches of new snow this week and daytime temperatures are forecast to be in the single >>More


February, 2014

Marcy Trail Needs More Snow For Skiing


Well, I couldn’t wait any longer. After we got a few inches of snow Saturday night, I decided to ski Mount Marcy. From Adirondak Loj Road, I started by skiing up South Meadow Road. On Saturday afternoon, I had skied the road and the Marcy Dam Truck Trail as far as Marcy Dam. The road had been in great shape for skiing, but the truck trail had a lot of exposed rocks. What a difference a day makes. The extra snow was enough to bury virtually all the rocks. Also, Forest Ranger Jim Giglinto cut through the worst of a >>More


January, 2014

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Jan 30)


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. ** MIXED WINTER CONDITIONS: Temperatures are expected to warm this weekend into the upper 20s and lower 30s during the day and nighttime temperatures in the teens and 20s. Expect a variety of mixed precipitation, depending on >>More




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