In the northern Adirondacks, the Ausable River Association called the Halloween storm the first major flooding event since August 2011, when Tropical Storm Irene rocked the North Country. In the southern Adirondacks, officials said the Halloween storm hit them even harder than Irene. Above are photos of the aftermath of flooding and wind damage. Follow the links below to read articles about the specific impacts to places such as Keene Valley and Wells.
Mike Lynch has been a multimedia reporter for the Explorer since 2014 and can often be found hiking mountains, paddling rivers, or skiing down slopes. His photos complement many of the stories throughout the magazine and website, and he regularly writes wildlife, land acquisition and recreation stories. Mike has also worked as a licensed outdoor guide and thru-paddled the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. He is the author of 12 Short Hikes on Preserves near Lake George. He can be reached at email@example.com. Sign up for Mike’s newsletter