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Behind the scenes at Rollins Pond
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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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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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Groomed for success
Much of the publicity surrounding skiing in Tupper Lake in recent years has focused on the revival of the Big Tupper Ski Area located on Mount Morris.
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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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Capturing the moment
By MIKE LYNCH
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Five Winter Trips
Mount Marcy
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Five Winter Trips
Mount Marcy
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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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Revisiting the Wright Peak ski trail
After several hours of climbing, the stunted spruces in the krummholz zone gave way to a bare, white summit and blue skies that allowed one’s vision to stretch for miles. Algonquin gleamed to the right, and minutes later, after reaching the summit, Mount Colden came into view, its slides and drainages etched into a dark mass of trees and shadows.
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To catch a snowy owl
Every winter, from November through April, Drs. Francis and Frederick Hamerstrom went to Texas to study Harris Hawks and then continued into Mexico to study osprey on the Baja Peninsula. The Hamerstroms, world renowned biologists, were my mentors when I went to graduate school in the mid-1980s.
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Doing the dirty work
As the four Student Conservation Association workers sat around a campfire on a St. Regis Pond island, storm clouds moved across the sky. An occasional lightning bolt lit up the water and thunderclaps drowned out the crackling of the small fire.
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Cannonball run
We started thinking about doing the Cannonball a couple years ago after talking with 90-Miler organizer Brian McDonnell while working on the boardwalk at Brown’s Tract. We knew we wanted to do something different and to be the first.
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The Park: More than just a tourist destination
What is it that makes a visit to the Adirondack Park so special?
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Rock Snot threatens New York fishing waters
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