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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mountaineer to host fly-fishing festival

The Mountaineer in Keene Valley is sponsoring the Adirondack Fly Fishing Festival this weekend. Read the article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Village supports ski glades

Backcountry skiers get the backing of Saranac Lake to change state rules to allow ski glades in the Forest Preserve. Read more.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Photos of old climbing routes on Noonmark

The other day I posted an item on Adirondack Almanack about old climbing routes on Noonmark Mountain. I focused on the Wiessner Route, vertical crack rated 5.8+ on the Yosemite Decimal System scale, making it the hardest route put up by Fritz Wiessner in the Adirondacks. The post contains photos of the route and an unusual piton in the crack.  I thought it might be interesting to post here photos of all six of the routes on Noonmark. All are one-pitch routes that lead to the summit. The gallery shows the start of each route in order, from climber’s left >>More