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Adirondack Explorer

August, 2019

Hikers react to parking changes on Route 73

Journalist Molly Ormsbee talked to hikers along state Route 73 in Keene, New York, on a Saturday in late July, 2019 about finding parking near trailheads.


April, 2019

Lake George Smelt

Smelt gather near the mouth of West Brook after crossing under Beach Road in the Village of Lake George on April 24. The small fish spawn every spring shortly after ice out. Video by Ed Burke.


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