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Adirondack Explorer

January, 2019

Cold snap hits Adirondacks

Frigid temperatures hit the northern Adirondacks this weekend. Temperatures began to drop Saturday into Sunday when more than a foot of snow fell in the region. Temperatures were well below freezing Monday and Tuesday. Above are some photos of the frigid winter conditions Monday in the Saranac Lake area. 


January, 2019

Adaptive Skiing at Double H Ranch

The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities. In the video above, the sports director and one of its volunteers talk about the activities offered.


January, 2019

Thoughts on wilderness

These two short videos on wilderness were made with the January-February issue in mind. In this edition, several writers explore ideas related to wilderness in the Adirondack Park. In the first video below, writer Phil Brown talks about potential wilderness areas that could be added to the park. In the second video, hikers James Hopson and Spencer Morrissey discuss what wilderness means to them.  


December, 2018

Double H Ranch Adaptive Skiers

The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.


December, 2018

Skiing Old Mountain Road

BETA executive director Josh Wilson led Phil Brown on a ski tour of Old Mountain Road in March 2018.


December, 2018

Photos through the years at the Mountaineer

The Mountaineer gear shop in Keene Valley changed ownership toward the end of 2018.


December, 2018

Snowshoeing Sawyer Mountain

Standing at the Sawyer Mountain trail register, his snowshoes pushing through more than a foot of snow, Ned yelled out: “The last person to sign the register was six days ago.”


October, 2018

October snowfall at Bloomingdale Bog

The northern Adirondacks has been cold and wet, with the region experiencing several snowfalls in late October. The snow isn’t sticking to the ground in the lower elevations yet due to above-freezing ground temperatures, but it’s been cold enough that ice has developed on some small ponds. 


October, 2018

Skiing the Tupper Lake Triad (Video)

Phil Brown skis the Tupper Lake Triad on a snowy March day.


October, 2018

Poet Roger Mitchell reads Candles

Poet Roger Mitchell reads Candles, a poem from his latest book.