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Adirondack Explorer

April, 2019

Opening day of trout fishing season


Trout fishing season opened on Monday. As is often the norm in the northern Adirondacks, wintery conducts persisted so there was very little open water for anglers.


February, 2019

Photos of snowmobiles in action


Editor Brandon Loomis wrote a story, Snowmobile power struggle revs up, for the March-April issue of the Explorer. This gallery contains images of snowmobiles that were photographed for that story. 


February, 2019

Photos from the Paul Smith’s College VIC


Paul Smith's College

The Paul Smith’s College VIC has a reputation among skiers for having good snow. This winter has been no different.


February, 2019

Identifying Animal Tracks


Reader-submitted photos of animal tracks.


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.