Friday, December 31, 2021

Some of the stories that caught your attention this year

fiasco

 

Here are the top 10 posts of 2021:

  1. NYS DEC’s Management Fiasco in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. This mystery uncovered by Peter Bauer has catapulted to No. 1 in a short period of time: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/12/nysdecs-management-fiasco-in-the-high-peaks-wilderness-area.html
  2. Richard Gast’s homage to the bobcat: Shy, nocturnal and successful:  https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/01/bobcat.html
  3. Steve Hall on the night skies: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/11/space-jesus-and-the-extraterrestrials.html
  4. The folk lore behind the woolly bear caterpillar, by Jackie Woodcock. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/12/woolly-bears-mountain-winter-forecast.html
  5. Alice Menis, summer intern at Paul Smith’s College’s Visitor Information Center, writes about one of their released butterflies being tracked in Mexico: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/08/a-tagged-monarch-butterfly-from-paul-smiths-found-in-mexico.html
  6. A guest commentary about the housing crisis in the Adirondacks: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/05/housing-crisis-in-the-adirondacks.html
  7. One of the foliage season’s weekly reports, courtesy of I Love NY proved to be a popular post: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/09/fall-foliage-report-adirondacks-to-hit-peak-near-peak.html
  8. A new potential invasive threat, by Paul Hetzler: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/11/the-mutant-crayfish-have-landed.html
  9. Richard Monroe’s flashback about “Adirondack Dinosaurs”: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/11/adirondack-dinosaurs.html
  10. A critique of the tree cutting lawsuit, from Brian Wells: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/08/sabotaging-trail-deal-was-no-way-to-protect-the-adirondacks.html

In addition, we hit a record with the most-commented post of all time so far, going to Peter Bauer’s critique of Rep. Elise Stefank: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/01/opinion-elise-stefanik-is-lying-to-us.html

Peter Bauer photo

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.


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  1. Richard Monroe Richard Monroe says:

    As the year 2021 reaches its conclusion, I’d like to take a moment to thank Almanack Editor Melissa Hart &all the folks at The Adirondack Almanack & Adirondack Explorer for giving me the opportunity to share some of my work with you, their readers. The entire experience has been an unexpected honor and pleasure that I never saw coming as I mapped my trail into this year from last New Year’s Eve. I have quite a number of plans, adventures and writing projects planned for 2022. Some of them fall within the Almanack’s Blue-Line footprint. Several, however, more than likely will not. Beyond that, who knows what surprise adventures and trails the year ahead has in store. So, with that said, I will finish with this; “Until Our Trails Cross Again: Thank you all for sharing the past year of life’s journey, and for reading my stories. Happy New Year!”

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