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Adirondack Explorer

February, 2019

Skiing the Jackrabbit Trail

Explorer editor Brandon Loomis skis the Jackrabbit Trail from Whiteface Inn Lane to McKenzie Pond Road in February 2019. A deep snowpack made for good skiing conditions. Video by Mike Lynch


February, 2019

Adaptive Skiers at Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne

Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers skiing opportunities for children with serious illnesses or disabilities through its Adaptive Sports Program. Video by Mike Lynch.


January, 2019

Skiing the Tupper Lake Triad

Phil Brown skis the Tupper Lake triad in March 2018. Video by Mike Lynch


January, 2019

A surprise snow day

Wisits some scenic spots around Saranac Lake on the first snow day of 2019. Video by Olivia Reynolds


January, 2019

Skiing Old Mountain Road

Phil Brown skis Old Mountain Road on a snowy day in March 2018. Video by Mike Lynch


October, 2018

Ron Konowitz talks about Wright Peak Ski Trail reroute

Ron Konowitz, of Adirondack Powder Skier Association, talks about the Wright Peak Ski Trail proposal in the High Peaks Wilderness. The proposal has been approved since this video was made.


October, 2018

How to poop outside

Learn about proper techniques for pooping outside in this instructional video by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.


October, 2018

How far is 200 feet?

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics recommends walking 200 feet to reduce the chances of contaminating water sources and trails. Not sure exactly how far 200 feet is? They have a simple trick you can use; 200 feet is approximately 70 big steps! Walk in a mostly straight line away from those water sources and trails to reach your defecation destination. Learn more about how to measure this distance by watching their video here. Leave No Trace is a national organization that is based in Boulder Colorado. It’s mission is to protect the outdoors by teaching people to enjoy >>More


October, 2018

DEC video about Lake Flower clean up

Environmental Engineer Sarah Saucier is the project manager of the Saranac Lake Gas Company Superfund Site. The site, a former Manufactured Gas Plant, operated from the 1800’s to the 1940’s and used coal to manufacture gas for heating, lighting, and cooking. This created a coal tar by-product that contaminated some areas in the village. Sarah and her co-workers are in charge of ensuring it gets cleaned up.


September, 2018

Rome Dam Removal

A video update of the Rome Dam removal by the Ausable River Association. The dam on river left has been cut to the base and material is being hauled off site. The Rome Dam is located on the West Branch of the Ausable River a couple miles upstream from Ausable Forks. Removal of the dam began in August.