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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Test Your Adirondack Acronym Knowledge

  How well do you think you know the Adirondacks? Here’s a quick quiz to see if you can identify 20 important Adirondack acronyms. Level 1: The Basics DEC APA ORDA UMP ADK Level 2: Moderate LGA AARCH VIC BETA AIC Level 3: Intermediate ROOST LGLC CATS ANCA WCS Level 4: Expert APPIP DANC APSLMP TSC AEC Level 1 Answers DEC – Department of Environmental Conservation APA – Adirondack Park Agency ORDA – Olympic Regional Development Authority UMP – Unit Management Plan ADK – Adirondack Mountain Club Level 2 Answers LGA – Lake George Association AARCH – Adirondack Architectural Heritage >>More


Saturday, August 18, 2018

NCCC Offering 6 Credits For Free

North Country Community College has announced that those who’ve been unsure about going to college now have the chance to try it out at no cost with the college’s new “6 on Us” program. Starting this fall semester, 6 on Us allows eligible students to take their first six college credits for free, a savings of $1,400 per student. The program is available to first-time, new to college, non-traditional students on all three of the college’s campuses: Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga. For more information about 6 on Us, call 888-TRY-NCCC or email admissions@nccc.edu. For more information about North Country >>More


Friday, August 17, 2018

Featured Hike: Cathedral Pines Trail, Eighth Lake

Cathedral Pines Trail, located in the Moose River Plains is a 0.1-mile loop on the north side of State Route 28 through a stand of large old growth white pines. There is a monument dedicated to Malcolm Blue which was erected in 1946. Second Lt. Malcolm L. Blue served in the U.S. Army Air Forces – 491st Bomber Group during WWII. Cathedral Pines Trailhead is located along State Route 28 (43.7558°N, 74.7138°W) Featured hikes are recommended by DEC. Map of Cathedral Pines Trail courtesy Adirondack Atlas. View original post.


Friday, August 17, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Saranac Lake Cure Cottages Make Atlas Obscura Heard Up North: On A Steel Horse He Rides Lake Champlain’s Tradition Of Working Boats Fire Towers ‘Lighting’ Event Being Organized On Social Media From a Wheelchair, Accessible Has its Own Definition The 9er: Lake Placid’s New Hiking Challenge Governor’s Eagle Feather Tale Lands with Legal Thud Griffin, A Ghost Town in Southern Hamilton County VT Media Artists Experiment in Abandoned Motel Local Newspaper Reports Bigfoot » Continue Reading. View original post.


Friday, August 17, 2018

AARCH Homesteading Tour Embraces Modern Builders

For the first time, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is hosting a modern homesteading tour, according to Deputy Director Virgina Siskavich. “We want to continue to embrace modern builders,” says Siskavich. “We feel that at some point these modern buildings will be a part of history and we want to remember them. We also want to continue to offer tours that have not been offered before.” Additional AARCH tours are scheduled from May to October at a range of historic and modern locations. Since AARCH is a member supported organization, organized tours are open to the public, but selected for the >>More


Friday, August 17, 2018

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

Warren County’s Jail Overcrowding Heavy Rains Cause Sewage Overflows No Saranac Lake Rail Bikes After all Christine Hallquist Wins VT Gov Primary Trump Signs $700B Bill at Ft Drum Most Adk Tourists White, Wealthier NCPR Celebrates 50 Years Saranac Lake Superfund Project Update Schumer Visits, Talks Acid Rain APA Approves Gore, Van Ho Plans Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily news e-mail. Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook. View original post.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Space Force History and the Plattsburgh Air Base

Whether you see a stable genius or a bumbling buffoon in the White House (there seems to be no middle ground), no one should credit him as a visionary for the idea of adding the Space Force as our nation’s fourth military branch. Security and defense officials discussed the idea openly in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. In fact, if a special committee and a certain famous senator had their way, the Space Force might well have had a base right here in the North Country. After a February 1958 interview with author and scientist Willey Ley, the Canton >>More


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Conditions (Aug 16)

This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, extra clothing, a flashlight, and >>More


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