The Adirondack Almanack http://www.adirondackalmanack.com Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlightshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/this-weeks-adirondack-web-highlights-227.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/this-weeks-adirondack-web-highlights-227.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:00:34 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=50552

On Friday afternoons Adirondack Almanack compiles for our readers the best web highlights. You can find all our weekly web round-ups » Continue Reading.

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Lost Marcy Hiker Shares Survival Storyhttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/lost-marcy-hiker-shares-survival-story.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/lost-marcy-hiker-shares-survival-story.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:00:45 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51205 15120 DEC rescueTwo Canadian hikers got lost on the summit of Mount Marcy on Monday, January 19, wandering off the side of the mountain into Panther Gorge.

That night, Marie-Pier Leduc, 21, and Miquel Martin, 20, both of Kirkland, Quebec, kept warm and survived by starting and staying by a campfire. In the morning, the pair continued their trek, eventually meeting up with forest rangers who had initiated a rescue mission to find them. Fourteen forest rangers and a state police helicopter participated in the search.

After the rescue, the hikers received criticism from commenters on the Adirondack Almanack and on Facebook because they didn’t have a map, compass, or snowshoes. Snowshoes are required in » Continue Reading.

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This Week’s Top Adirondack News Storieshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/this-weeks-top-adirondack-news-stories-302.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/this-weeks-top-adirondack-news-stories-302.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:00:18 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=50542

On Friday mornings Adirondack Almanack compiles for our readers the week’s top Adirondack news.

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Lake Champlain Salmon Restoration Updatehttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/lake-champlain-salmon-restoration-update.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/lake-champlain-salmon-restoration-update.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:00:46 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51163 ChamplainSalmonOfficials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have announced that 2014 assessment results show continued gains in the Lake Champlain landlocked Atlantic salmon fishery restoration program.

The three groups, which work together on restoration efforts as the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative, reported to the press a number of highlights from recent evaluation activities that indicate further improvement to the lake’s salmon population. One primary indicator is the strength of annual spawning runs – which produced several record or near-record numbers in 2014.  Some of the key data includes:

  • 158 salmon lifted at the Winooski River Fish Lift » Continue Reading.

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    ]]> http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/lake-champlain-salmon-restoration-update.html/feed 0 Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondack Park (Jan 29)http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/outdoor-conditions-in-the-adirondack-park-jan-29.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/outdoor-conditions-in-the-adirondack-park-jan-29.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:30:44 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51169 CompassThis weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round.

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    Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio.

     

    SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND

     

     

    BEST DAYS: Saturday will be sunny but very cold, Sunday will be somewhat warmer but turn cloudy in the afternoon.

    SUN AND MOON: Sunrise Saturday will be at 7:15 am; sunset at 5:04 pm. Moon rise Saturday afternoon will be at 2:45 pm, and moon set at 5:21 am Sunday. Saturday’s moon will be Waxing Gibbous with 90% of the Moon’s visible disk » Continue Reading.

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    30th Indian Lake Winterfest Plannedhttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/30th-indian-lake-winterfest-planned.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/30th-indian-lake-winterfest-planned.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:56 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51160 IMG_2055The 30th Indian Lake Winterfest will kick off with a parade on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

    This year’s theme is the Wild, Wild West and will include a SnoCade Photo Scavenger Hunt, during which participants will have a week to snap various pictures of the town to win two gift certificates. Lots of activities and events are planned.

    Friday night will end with the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting a Lasagna Dinner from 4:30 to 8 pm at the Indian Lake Meal Site (Adults $10; children under 8, $5.)

    Saturday will feature a variety of indoor and outdoor events including the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s Winterfest Breakfast, at » Continue Reading.

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    ‘Miracle on Ice’ Anniversary Event Plannedhttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/miracle-on-ice-anniversary-event-planned.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/miracle-on-ice-anniversary-event-planned.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:50:41 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51155 Sports_Illustrated_Miracle_on_Ice_coverThe gold medal winning 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, who achieved what Sports Illustrated proclaimed, “the greatest sports moment of the 20th century” with their “Miracle on Ice” victory over the Soviet Union, will participate in a special event using video, audio and photos to relive the game, through their perspective, in Lake Placid. Todd Walsh, who has worked with FOX Sports Arizona since 2001 and works with the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Diamondbacks, will narrate.

    The1980 Rink- Herb Brooks Arena will open its doors to fans on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm for an exclusive event with the players.  This February marks the 35th anniversary of their historic achievement.

    Attendees are » Continue Reading.

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    Adirondack Snowshoe Hares in Winterhttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/adirondack-snowshoe-hares-in-winter.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/adirondack-snowshoe-hares-in-winter.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:30:22 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51143 TOS_HareHomeFor the past 14 years, my Winter Ecology students and I have spent a lot of time outdoors, studying the preferred habitat features and winter foods of snowshoe hares. We’re likely to find hare tracks hopping in and around lowland conifers near wetland edges, and then again at higher elevations, where the forest transitions into fir, birch, and spruce. Where we won’t find them, at least not very often, is in broad bands of open, leafless hardwood. On the rare occasions that we find tracks in this habitat, they have almost always been single strands of widely spaced prints – suggesting an animal that’s really moving!

    The highest densities of hares tend to be in regenerating » Continue Reading.

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    Lake George Land Conservancy’s New Director Jamie Brownhttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/the-lake-george-land-conservancys-new-director-jamie-brown.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/the-lake-george-land-conservancys-new-director-jamie-brown.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:00:35 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51131 Jamie Brown LGLCAs the director of land protection for Ducks Unlimited, Jamie Brown worked throughout the United States to protect tens of thousands of acres of wetlands and waterfowl habitat.  “While I loved the scope of Ducks Unlimited’s work, I missed the opportunity to walk the lands that were being protected and to be a part of the community we were serving,” said Brown.

    As the Lake George Land Conservancy’s new executive director, Brown will have the chance to do that. While his focus will be narrower in scope, confined largely to the Lake George watershed, his view will be more detailed, something he welcomes and one reason why he chose to apply for the position.

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    Adirondack Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe Eventshttp://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/adirondack-full-moon-ski-and-snowshoe-events.html http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/01/adirondack-full-moon-ski-and-snowshoe-events.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:27 +0000 http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/?p=51117 fullmonn_newThere is always something magical about getting outside and skiing under a bright Adirondack full moon. Though it is certainly easy enough to visit any trail with a headlamp and proper gear, it is sometimes the camaraderie of an organized event that pulls everything together.

    Most organized activities are family-friendly, but if you are in need of a night off from the kids give Cascade Ski Center a try.

    According to Cascade Ski Center’s Maureen Mooney, their full moon ski events are for adults only. The shop and trails are open during regular business hours, but on those nights the rental shop and trails reopen at 7 pm.

    “This year the full moon skis are » Continue Reading.

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