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Breakdown of Adirondack campgrounds
The state Department of Environmental Conservation operates public campgrounds within the Adirondack Park. Most of these campgrounds have reservable sites, but also serve customers on a first come, first served basis. Except for a few exceptions, each campground has hot showers, potable water and trash and recycling.
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Schlimmer recounts tales from the field
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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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Christmas count yields unusual sightings
The annual Christmas bird count put on by the Audubon Society occurred as usual this year, but even though it's been going on for decades locally, there were a few unusual birds spotted when the count took place in January.
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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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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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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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Better to play it by the book
I am one of those people who has always made sure that I do everything legally, especially when working with raptors. My permits are dear to me. I have worked too hard to get the credentials to do anything that will jeopardize them.
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Ski train and T-bar among the changes to expect for the 2012 season
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Basics of Adirondack bass fishing
WHO
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Right mix of excitement and down time
As we shot through the rapids barreling through a series of waves, I heard some commotion behind me and to the right. Instead of turning my head, I focused on the whitewater ahead, continuing to paddle downstream.
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Tips for fishing with young anglers
The combination of Father’s Day weekend, the opening of bass season and New York’s free fishing weekend makes it an ideal time to introduce children to the sport. Here are some tips and techniques for fishing with young anglers:
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Wild day on the Allagash
When Ariel and I arrived at the northern end of Churchill Lake on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway at about 6:15 p.m., a rainbow appeared on the horizon to our right. After snapping a few photos of it, we continued heading toward our destination, Churchill Dam, where we planned to camp for the night. 
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Dreaming of spring brook trout
The trout season officially begins on April 1 across the entire state of New York. Interestingly, it is also known as April Fools’ Day.
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Misadventures in falconry
One day I received a phone call from Zack, my friend and falconry sponsor. He was very excited and told me that he was getting ready to go out and do some kite training with his new peregrine, a big female that he had named Fresca.
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Homegrown entrepreneurs
A pair of ski manufacturers who developed their passion for powder sports on the slopes of Big Tupper mountain are hoping to transform their hobby into a business this winter.
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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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