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Adirondack Explorer

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.


August, 2018

Sunrise time-lapse from Silver Lake Mountain

Sunrise time-lapse from the summit of Silver Lake Mountain in the Adirondacks by photographer Brendan Wiltse. This video was created in June 2016.


August, 2018

The Torch of Preservation | Tyler Socash | TEDx University of Rochester

Environmental activist and record-breaking hiker Tyler Socash discusses his adventures traversing the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and Te Araroa trails in a single year, his work protecting the Boreas Ponds Tract in the Adirondack Mountains, and what we can do to help preserve our own favorite wild spaces. Tyler Socash believes in fostering a personal connection with our public lands through exposure, education, and stewardship. The day after completing his master’s degree at the University of Rochester, Socash embarked on a 7,000-mile thru-hiking journey across the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa in New Zealand, and the Appalachian Trail. This grand immersion >>More


July, 2018

Orient Express at McKenzie Pond Boulders

Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown on the Orient Express, a fun, easy problem (rated V0) at the McKenzie Pond Boulders. View Similar Videos Makaia’s Problem


July, 2018

Makaia’s Problem at McKenzie Pond Boulders

Bobby O’Connor, an outdoor recreation professor at Paul Smith’s College, sends Makaia’s Problem (rated V1) at the McKenzie Pond Boulders outside Saranac Lake. He makes it look easy. Click here for our review of Adirondack Park Bouldering.


June, 2018

Carl Heilman talks about photography

Join wilderness photographer, Carl Heilman, on a journey through the backwoods to capture the stunning and surreal landscapes only found in the Adirondack Park. Carl uses his rotating panoramic camera to recreate the magical feeling of this region and to portray how special and unique it truly is. Carl is a regular contribute to the Adirondack Explorer.