Monday, May 8, 2017

Paddle Pics Next Up For Adirondack Explorer Photo Contest

The ice is gone, the air is warm and the bugs aren’t out yet: Time to hit the water!

The Adirondack Explorer is continuing its Views of the Park photo contest with the theme “Out for a Paddle” — whichever kind of paddling you do, wherever you do it (as long as it’s in the Adirondacks). Post your photos to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #adkexplorerpix

Explorer staff will choose their favorite photos to be included on the Adirondack Explorer website and highlighted in the bimonthly magazine. If yours is chosen, you’ll receive a free one-year subscription to the Explorer.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional. Just get out your phone and snap a pic. Or send one from a previous year (forgive us for stating the obvious, but be sure to wear your life jacket and consider cold water protection if you head out for a paddle – the water is especially cold this time of year).

Plus a People’s Choice

We will post our favorite few photos to Facebook and let readers vote for a “People’s Choice” to be recognized in the magazine.

And thank you to all who sent in photos for the last contest: “My Dog Loves the Adirondacks.” We loved them all so much it was hard to choose. Check out the final five winners.

Photo of the 90-Miler by Mike Lynch.

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Tracy Ormsbee is the publisher of the Adirondack Explorer. When she’s not working – and it’s not black fly season – you can find her outdoors hiking, running, paddle boarding or reading a book on an Adirondack chair somewhere.

8 Responses

  1. Mark in Star Lake says:

    The first sentence of this post could not be more ironic!

    This morning’s low (08 May 2017) here in Star Lake was 22 degrees, and we had snow on the ground (I can provide photos of the snow AND of my thermometer!). It has been snowing all day here, without let-up!

  2. Cranberry Bill says:

    Thank you Mark: I immediately opened the webcam at the Wanakena ranger school and got live streaming of your May snow. I have been in the woods during a May snow and gotten some photos. Wish I was there now.

    • Mark in Star Lake says:

      Oddly enough, it has continued to snow all day today (May 8th). I say “oddly enough”, for, in my experience, snow this late does not normally continue throughout the day. The notable exception being back around 1976 or so, when we got 17″ of snow on May 17th!

  3. Charlie s says:

    Snow in May at 22 degrees! How lucky you are. I love these late snows and if I would have known,and if I was able,I would have driven up there just to meet it. There was snow in July of 1979 in the Adirondacks. In my notes I find…

    ” Snow fell in the central New York community of Watkins Glen and across the higher elevations of the Adirondack Mountains Thursday morning after overnight temperatures plunged into the 30s. The National Weather Service said many record lows were broken for July 5 in New England, New York… “

  4. Sue says:

    It snowed on July 4th, 1979, in Lake Placid. I watched the fireworks in a parka that year!

  5. Karen Napolitano says:

    I have a paddling photo I would like to submit, but I don’t know how?

    • Tracy Ormsbee says:

      Hi Karen. The paddle photo contest is over. Our next contest is “Under 4,000”: Views from mountaintops outside the 46 high peaks. Got any photos of those? If so, post them to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #adkexplorerpix