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.
The Adirondack Land Trust said it paid $160,000 to the Brassel and Zack families and the Brassel estate for 250 acres on Moxham Mountain, between Minerva and North Creek.
I was intrigued by the essay “The Case Against Search and Rescue,” by Robert Kruszyna, a New Hampshire resident. I later learned he is a physicist who has climbed mountains all over the world and helped write guidebooks to some of the Canadian ranges.
The APA proposes to adopt guidelines for three types of trails: ski touring trails, for rolling terrain; backcountry ski trails, for steeper terrain; and skin tracks, for accessing slides and other skiable terrain (often using climbing skins). Currently, few trails in the Adirondacks are designed for backcountry skiing.
Recreationists can trigger avalanches when there is deep snow on steep slopes. While much of the steep open slopes are in the High Peaks, avalanche-prone terrain is found on mountains throughout the Adirondacks, including Snowy Mountain in Hamilton County.