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Adirondack Explorer

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Stretched too thin?  

Forest rangers these days are often too busy to ticket backcountry violators.

Working for scenery  

An 8-hour ski trip delivers a challenge and a rare look at High Peaks beauty.

A stolen snow day 

Where’s the harm in skipping school for a snowshoe hike without weekend crowds?

Fuming over trails 

Snowmobile trails run into legal opposition as state seeks community links.

Mobile essentials  

It can pay to add a mobile phone to your backpack. Just don’t count on it without a backup.

Electric wheels  

E-cyclists seek a place to ride, but for now it’s illegal on park trails and roads.

Building a winner  

Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center has big plans for its cross-country trails.

Keep in touch  

It can be challenging to stay in the loop when Adirondack officials consider your pet issues.

Succession plans  

As the Adirondacks face a wave of business retirements, who’s up next?

Watch your step  

Mud season approaches, and with it the need to choose dry trails that won’t erode.

Backcountry beginner  

It just takes a few bucks and some courage to test out skis that speed winter outings.

Mangy misery  

As mange spreads through Northeast, some park bears suffer and even starve to death.


Brief Bio  




It’s Debatable  


On the Wild Side  


Naturalist’s Lens  

Views of the Park  

Book Reviews  

Book Explorer  

Outdoor Skills