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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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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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Ski-shoe to an old favorite
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The joy of living a life of adventure
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Memorable late-winter ski trip
It was the late winter of 1982 when I first traveled the Northville-Placid Trail outside of the fishing season. Brook trout had always been my main quarry, and I often ventured along the historic 132-mile passage between Lake Placid with Northville, in search of wild brookies, and I still do. My wandering ways always focused on the small, remote ponds that are concentrated in and around the Cold River valley.
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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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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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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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Right mix of excitement and down time
By MIKE LYNCH
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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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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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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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Chubb River paddle
DISTANCE: Up to 8 miles round trip
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Placid Boatworks keeping people afloat
Joe Moore pushed off from the grassy shore of the Chubb River and dug one edge of a double-bladed paddle into the rippling water. He coasted for a moment, then stroked again, leaving a wake as he demonstrated the maneuverability and speed of a 12-foot, hand-crafted canoe — built right in Lake Placid.
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State’s second highest mountain worth the effort
By CHRIS?KNIGHT
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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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Climber’s playground
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Mini-tri draws a loyal following
LAKE PLACID — Anyone who happens by the Mirror Lake Beach area on a Monday evening during the summer has likely heard Brian Delaney’s voice booming through a megaphone.
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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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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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Olympic village of Lake Placid
Set in the grandeur of the Adirondacks, one of the last great wilderness areas of the East Coast, the Lake Placid region of Essex County offers visiting nature lovers an experience filled with arts, history, education and sports.
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Essex County: Golf destination
Championship courses. Hidden gems. Enjoyable nine-hole layouts.
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Rock Snot threatens New York fishing waters
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Wilmington’s other warm-weather side: mountain biking destination
WILMINGTON — When the snow melts and the warm weather rolls into Wilmington, most people associate this town with the West Branch of the AuSable River and trout fishing.
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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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