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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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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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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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Capturing the moment
By MIKE LYNCH
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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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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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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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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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The eagles have landed
By Mike Lynch
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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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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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Tupper Lake Tinman
TUPPER LAKE — Not quite ready for the Ironman competition? The Tupper Lake Tinman is right for you. This event is half the distance of an Ironman. It consists of a 1.2-mile swim in Raquette Pond, a 56-mile bike ride on state Route 3 to Cranberry Lake and back, and a 13.1-mile run through Tupper Lake.
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