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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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Get ready to ride
With the "winter that wasn't" officially over, thoughts have shifted from skiing to biking. And just like your body, your bike will likely need a tune-up before going too hard this spring.
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How to start a fire in wet conditions
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Loon Lake mountain
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Additional gear to take ice fishing
Anyone with an ax and a fishing pole can do this," Tim LaDue of Lake Clear says about ice fishing. LaDue has a variety of shanties, augers, poles and tip-ups to make his ice fishing more action-packed and fun, but with a fishing license, pole or line and a way to get through the ice to the water, LaDue is right. Anyone can go ice fishing.
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Choosing the right tip-up
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Shelter from the wind and cold
When thinking of ice fishing, the classic sight of someone hunched over a hole in the ice, jigging rod in hand, perched on a cooler is most likely what comes to mind.
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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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Basics of Adirondack bass fishing
WHO
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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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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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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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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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Bartlett’s bagpiper
Bill Smith says he has run enough miles in his lifetime to have circled the earth twice, and by the end of his life he hopes to add enough miles to do it one more time.
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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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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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Lower Saranac Lake to Lake Flower
DISTANCE: 10.5 miles one way
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Seven Carries Route
DISTANCE: 6 miles one way
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5 Bike Routes from Saranac Lake
Had enough of hiking on muddy, icy trails? Water still a little cold and choppy for your tastes? Tired of swatting flies in the woods? Well, the solution is simple: Get on your bike.
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Mullen recounts his trip on the NFCT
In a sense, Maine resident Don Mullen is a pioneer. That’s because in the spring of 2000, Mullen became what is believed to be the first modern-day person to complete the 740-mile paddling adventure from New York to Maine known as the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in one trip.
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NFCT guidebook explores ins and outs of paddling the route
By MIKE LYNCH
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Nonprofit group plays a significant role in connecting waterways
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A dozen intrinsic seasonal delights
1. Drive the Whiteface Mountain toll road. Walk the long, cool tunnel on a humid day to take the elevator to the summit, and watch as the sun begins to set. It’s a lazy man’s way to climb a High Peak.
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Summers pass fast, but memories last
Summer is the most fleeting of all Adirondack seasons. It typically arrives late and departs early, yet memories of the season can last a lifetime. Adirondack summers have staying power.
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Enduring ‘The Longest Day and Night’
SARANAC LAKE — In the past year, Becky Sutter has taken up the sport of adventure racing, a grueling competition that requires athletes to be adept in a wide array of activities from paddlesports to mountain biking.
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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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Paddle and hiking trips: The best of both worlds
For those who enjoy excursions that combine paddling and hiking, some Adirondack outdoorsmen have some suggestions for you. Here are three trips that include the best of both worlds.
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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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Angling in Essex County
Decisions, decisions. What to fish, where to fish? Essex County is a great place to begin your Adirondack fishing adventure, and there are plenty of fish and fishing holes.
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‘Adirondack Birding, 60 Great Places to Find Birds’
There are books on Adirondack trails and books on Adirondack bird species, but there was never a comprehensive book on places to go when birding here.
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Cycling race weekend coming to Wilmington and Saranac Lake
WILMINGTON — Team Placid Planet has announced plans to host two cycling races in June. The 2nd annual Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 13 and the inaugural Saranac Lake Downtown Criterium the following day, Sunday, June 14. Both races are sanctioned by USA Cycling and provide opportunities for men, women and youth — including first-time racers — to participate.
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Fishing the North Branch of the Saranac
Matt Rothamel owns Blue Line Sports in Saranac Lake with his wife, Cory. An avid fisherman, Rothamel talks about a section of the North Branch of the Saranac River between Look Lake and Clayburg.
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