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Keep the peace with the right tent
"To me, it's a successful expedition if you still want to be friends with your partners at the end," Chuck Bruha laughed. And a big part of not wanting to kill each other after a few nights of camping is comfort. Comfortable people tend not to hate each other after 72 hours.
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Schlimmer recounts tales from the field
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Big Slide to Porter traverse
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BOOK REVIEW: Bible of backcountry stewardship
Before hikers and campers had heard of leave-no-trace principals, Guy and Laura Waterman were preaching in their their 1979 book "Backwoods Ethics"that users of the backcountry should have a limited impact when adventuring through the backcountry.
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Following the flush of life
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How to start a fire in wet conditions
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Ski-shoe to an old favorite
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The joy of living a life of adventure
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Fisherman\'s fantasia
The Adirondacks have a long and storied history of angling adventures, which dates back for centuries. Encompassing more than 30,000 miles of streams and rivers and an estimated 4,500 lakes, backwoods ponds and beaver flows, the Park also includes a large section of the western shore of Lake Champlain, the sixth-largest lake in the country.
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A primer on avalanche education
Avalanches are considered rare occurrences in the Adirondack backcountry. I\'ve heard more lament and concern about icy conditions than the potential for snow to slide down a mountainside.
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Rangers recall rescue efforts
Shortly after Steve Mastaitis lost the trail as he descended from Mount Marcy\'s summit, assistant forest ranger Neil Van Dyke received word that the man had disappeared.
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Sliding into winter
Ski season is just around the corner, with most of the cross-country and downhill ski destinations hoping to open sometime in December.
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Dial in December
There were hiking parties signed up for Sawteeth, Armstrong, Upper AuSable Lake and Nippletop in the trail register near the Adirondack Mountain Reserve gate when Embark editor Morgan Ryan and I signed in on a Saturday morning in mid-December.
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Ski train and T-bar among the changes to expect for the 2012 season
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Two for one special
If you live locally, Cascade and Porter mountains can be easy to overlook as hiking or snowshoeing destinations. The parking lots near the trailhead are often jam-packed and the trails busy with hikers. But if you pick the right day (usually a weekday), you can experience what makes them so popular without having to deal with feeling overcrowded on the trail and summits.
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Basics of Adirondack bass fishing
WHO
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High reward atop Noonmark
It was early evening as I sat atop Noonmark Mountain, enjoying the view of the Great Range under a clear sky, when a marten appeared 50 feet away. Within moments, it scampered across the bare rock of the summit, disappearing as quickly as it had appeared. 
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Jay Mountain hike
Jay Mountain Wilderness
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Summit steward program extends its reach
Cascade, one of the most popular and accesible mountains in the Adirondacks, is expected to have a summit steward presence this summer.
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Discovering the freedom of the heel
The first run was awkward and clumsy as if I were riding over the snow-covered ground during an earthquake.
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Five Winter Trips
Mount Marcy
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Five Winter Trips
Mount Marcy
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Ice Fishing 101
Ice fishing, aka hardwater angling, is a popular pastime practiced primarily along the ice belt, a cold-weather zone located north of the 41st parallel that spans the globe. In the United States, the pursuit is enjoyed from the far northwest through the Great Lakes and into New England.
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Densmore shares her passion for the trail
Saranac Lake native Lisa Densmore has penned a new hiking guidebook for the Adirondacks that is geared toward hikers of all levels.
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State’s second highest mountain worth the effort
By CHRIS?KNIGHT
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Dog days of Spring
The sun peaked against a blue sky as Katy and I gathered our gear in the Rooster Comb trail parking lot just south of Keene Valley on the west side of state Route 73 on April 25.
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Keep paradise in place: Help stop the spread of invasive species
You have the gear. You have the perfect weather. But do you have a hitchhiker, too? The “nature” of travel and outdoor recreation has changed. Human activities aid the spread of invasive species when plants and pests hitchhike with us to new areas.
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Setting the standard for climbing
KEENE — The plan was conceived around a campfire in southern California.
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Five ideas to explore: Rafting, rock climbing and more
The Adirondacks provide countless opportunities for recreation, whether you prefer hiking, paddling, rock climbing or birdwatching. Below are five trips that have been suggested by Adirondackers who work for organizations that specialize in trip planning.
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ADK: Fun in the outdoors
The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) offers educational programs at its three properties and at off-site locations. ADK owns two facilities in the Lake Placid area: the Heart Lake property at the Adirondak Loj (8 miles south of Lake Placid) and Johns Brook Lodge (accessible by foot only from the Garden trailhead in Keene Valley, a 3.5-mile hike). ADK’s headquarters is in Lake George.
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700 marches up Mount Marcy
Keene resident Pete Fish has been hiking and skiing on Marcy for close to half a century. During this time period, he has almost as many trips up the mountain as Babe Ruth had home runs in a career.
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Great Adirondack Trail Run
KEENE VALLEY — If you like running in the backcountry, the Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday, June 20 is for you.
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Steripen: Efficient and great for day hikes
KEENE VALLEY — Last August, while hiking Mount Marcy on my way to an interview with the summit stewart atop the peak, I decided I could lighten my load by carrying less water.
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Rock Snot threatens New York fishing waters
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Skiing an Adirondack Classic
UPPER WORKS — In the Adirondacks, where the snowpack can be thin in the valleys and several feet thick in the higher elevations, backcountry-ski trips are sometimes met with a bit of apprehension for fear that conditions will be poor.
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