Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, made contact with local authorities there, ending a multi-agency search that included forest rangers, U.S. Border Patrol, state police and other state and federal agencies.
Thirty-four forest rangers and a dozen volunteers saved a hiker’s life after he injured his leg on an icy cliff on the remote Saddleback Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness in early February.
On a clear day, skiers can obtain a spectacular view from the middle of the frozen Avalanche Lake of Algonquin Peak, Avalanche Pass, and Mount Colden.
It might come as a surprise that one of Wendy Hall’s favorite spot in the Adirondacks isn’t the most scenic. It’s a brown field in winter. But driving along Route 22 a few years ago, Hall spotted short-eared owls in the fields on the farmland in that area—making the place infinitely more scenic. She pulled the car over to watch the owls through the fence of a local farm. The area is a perfect place to see winter raptors this time of year, she said, including threatened harrier hawks during the day and endangered short-eared owls at dusk, in the >>More
There’s an urgency to “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Great Lakes reporter Dan Egan that reminds us there is still time to protect the fresh lakes and streams in the Adirondark Park. The book chronicles years of pollution, invasive species, and efforts to repair damage that in some cases changed the makeup of the five Great Lakes. And while the Great Lakes face different sets of challenges, you will recognize many of the issues – and some of the invasive species – because we’ve talked about them here. We spoke with Dan Egan >>More
What were the biggest storylines of the year for the Adirondack Park in 2017? Our staff has compiled a top 10 list. The news ranged from issues related to High Peaks Overuse, a problem that has surfaced in recent years and continued last year, to tanker cars moving into the southern High Peaks region.
Molpus Woodlands, which started buying lands in New York State in 2007, says it owns 240,000 acres, primarily in the northwest sector of the Park. Lyme Timber, based in New Hampshire, owns 239,000 acres in the Adirondacks.
State voters approve land bank proposal to amend Article 14 to streamline projects that infringe on Forest Preserve. The town of Horicon has been unable to replace this bridge over the Schroon River. Photo by Carl Heilman II By Phil Brown New Yorkers narrowly passed in November a constitutional amendment to establish a “land bank” for the Adirondacks and Catskills that will enable counties and municipalities to undertake highway and utility projects that impinge on the forever-wild Forest Preserve. More than 10 percent of the 3.5 million people who took part in the November elections did not cast a ballot either >>More
Tim Burke grew up in Paul Smiths, New York, and now lives in Lake Placid. He will be competing in his fourth Winter Olympics and is hoping to bring home a medal from South Korea.
The Adirondack Park is home to numerous Cross-Country Ski Centers. This comprehensive list will help you choose the one that is right for you.