As we head into a new year, the Adirondack Explorer looks back at the most popular online stories of 2018. Hikers love a patch challenge and the Saranac 6ers is a favorite. The Explorer republished a 2013 story about the challenge and it became one of the most-read of the year. Hikers who climb all six peaks earn a patch and the right to ring the 6er bell at downtown Saranac Lake’s Berkeley Green. Read the story here.
When climbing the Trap Dike, hikers can expect to see scenery of other summits in the high peaks including Iriquois, Algonquin, Wright, Marshall, and Santanonis.
The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
BETA executive director Josh Wilson led Phil Brown on a ski tour of Old Mountain Road in March 2018.
The Mountaineer gear shop in Keene Valley changed ownership toward the end of 2018.
Standing at the Sawyer Mountain trail register, his snowshoes pushing through more than a foot of snow, Ned yelled out: “The last person to sign the register was six days ago.”
The Adirondack Park Agency has tentatively approved new criteria for ski trails intended to enhance the experience of backcountry skiers in the forest preserve.
Three DEC Forest Rangers assisted Long Lake Rescue Squad recover a 51-year-old Ontario, Canada man who had cardiac arrest on the trail to Owl’s Head Mountain. Members of the man’s group performed CPR but the man was deceased when Rangers and rescue personnel arrived at the scene
When Jim McCulley drove his snowmobile on Old Mountain Road in 2003, he touched off a series of court battles that lasted fifteen years. For now, at least, the legal saga appears to have ended.