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Adirondack Explorer

October, 2017

A few thoughts on a hike to Blue Ledges

Leigh Hornbeck interviews her two sons, Rushton, 7, and Devlin, 5, after a muddy hike to the Blue Ledges. Leigh is working her way through “Kids on the Trail: A Guide to Hikes for Kids in the Adirondack Park” this year. Read the story in the November/December issue of the Adirondack Explorer. Video by Leigh Hornbeck


September, 2017

Cobble Lookout: Short, easy hike with great view

Brendan Wiltse, science and stewardship director at the Ausable River Association, talks about one of his favorite easy hikes in the Adirondack Park.


September, 2017

Helicopter Flies Search Team To Wallface

Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie was among the rock climbers flown to Wallface Mountain this week to search for Alex Stevens, a hiker who disappeared more than a week earlier. He took this video.  


September, 2017

Jen Kretser on Adirondack Youth Climate Leaders

Jen Kretser, director of programs at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, talks about what it’s like to work with young people on climate issues.


September, 2017

Opportunities for bikers in Saranac Lake Wild Forest

Barkeater Trails Alliance Director Josh Wilson talks about new biking opportunities in the Saranac Lake Wild Forest.


September, 2017

A drone demonstrated in the adirondacks

Dave LaMountain uses a drone near the West Branch of the Ausable River near Wilmington.


September, 2017

Town of Willsboro supervisor on new preserve trail

Town of Willsboro Supervisor Shaun Gillilland talks about the town’s partnership with the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.


September, 2017

Upgrades to Bouquet River Nature Preserve

Connie Prickett of the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy talks about the work the conservancy is doing in Willsboro to upgrade the preserve. It ties in with the plans the town has to tie its economy to the natural resources there.


June, 2017

Hull Falls In Slow Motion

Hull Falls is on the East Branch of the Ausable River in Keene in the Adirondack Park.


April, 2017

Skiing The Whiteface Highway

We made this on one of our last skis of the season (4/8/17). There was still plenty of snow. That’s why the highway is popular early and late in the winter: it doesn’t need much snow to be skiable.


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