Trout fishing season opened on Monday. As is often the norm in the northern Adirondacks, wintery conducts persisted so there was very little open water for anglers.
The Hanging Spear Falls loop is probably the best backcountry ski tour in the Adirondacks that no one knows about. It’s surprising that it’s not on more cross-country skiing lists, because it integrates some of the best of the southern High Peaks: lots of views of mountains, a ski across the dramatic Flowed Lands, and an exciting ski out along the Calamity Brook Trail.
The Garden parking lot in Keene Valley will be closed to motor vehicles because Johns Brook Bridge is slated to be replaced. Work on the bridge will begin this spring and continue until late summer.
Intern Amy Harff looks at whether smartphones should be an essential item for backcountry users, given how commonly they are used by people who recreate.
Editor Brandon Loomis wrote a story, Snowmobile power struggle revs up, for the March-April issue of the Explorer. This gallery contains images of snowmobiles that were photographed for that story.
The Paul Smith’s College VIC has a reputation among skiers for having good snow. This winter has been no different.
Paul Smith’s College plans a two-stage trail improvement project that would turn the center’s cross-country ski trails into a competition-class venue that college officials hope can attract would-be Olympians to enroll.
Reader-submitted photos of animal tracks.
A group of snowshoers led by guide Elizabeth Lee look for animal tracks in the snow near Pok-o-moonshine.
Forest rangers, Adirondack Mountain Club stewards and educators, and the Adirondack 46ers’ volunteer trailhead stewards will promote proper planning and preparation through direct conversations with hikers at the High Peaks Information Center, trailheads and on the trails.