Spring is usually known as the season of love/romance, but not so for a moose. Many sightings have been cropping up, as these ungulates are out looking for a fall fling.
Turns out, plenty of humans are in love with fall, too, as seen in recent weeks with the intensity of high peaks traffic reaching new highs.
What’s new this week
GOOD NEWS FOR MOOSE: A recent story looks at how the relatively small population of Adirondack moose could mean less of a spread of deadly parasitic winter ticks that have been decimating moose in New England states. READ MORE
A FEW BAD APPLES: Some reports of vandalism cropped up recently, such as the hacking of this sign on the Blue Ridge Road in Newcomb. On Facebook, Almanack contributor John Sasso posted photos of graffiti on Blue Mountain.
WORKING OVERTIME: To say it’s been busy for forest rangers in the Adirondack Park is a bit of an understatement. This weekend saw a death investigation, search and rescue operations and illegal campers. READ MORE
REMEMBER WHEN WE BLAMED CANADA? Turns out, we’ve been talking about the High Peaks crowds for decades now. From the Explorer archive, a story from 2001. READ MORE
HERMITS AND A MILLIONAIRE: Before the news about the Jeep to Marcy Dam, the most-read story of the past week was a history of Lake Lila, by Almanack contributor Gary Peacock READ IT