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Doing it outdoors, with Hope and a Prayer

Notes from the North Woods

Occasionally, in my zealous effort to promote getting kids outside, I’ve often neglected a pressing need to do the same for adults.

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Is Cabin Fever Getting to you yet?

Conservation Conversations

The weather has been very interesting so far! Rain one day, then minus 20 degrees another, and ice, and lots of it, then back to rain and maybe even some snow one day, then back to pouring rain, and then back to freezing and more ice.

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Friends of Poke-O seek funds for Ranger Trail

Friends of Mount Poke-O-Moonshine have started a fund raiser called, “Sum(m)it Up for Poke-O,” focused on making needed repairs and renovations to the Ranger Trail, a steep, one mile path leading to the top of the mountain located in the Taylor Pond Wild Forest area.

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Living ‘off the grid’ in the Adirondacks, savoring the rhythm of nature

Bill Campbell has shunned materialism and engaged with nature as he leads a sustainable, off-the-grid lifestyle in Bolton.

Tracking hike cancelled

Tomorrow’s tracking hike is postponed until Saturday, February 15. The weather prediction is warm and rainy -- not conducive for a good tracking experience.

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Racing for everyone, with everyone in the race

Notes from the North Woods

By all appearances, the winter season is here to stay.

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What about the Birds? | Conservation Conversations

My last column dealt with feeding deer and it sparked some interest, in at least one reader.

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Ice Fest returns for another year

World renowned ice sculptor Stan Kolonko from the Ice Farm is coming to Raquette Lake and Long Lake for his third Ice Fest event.

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Lake George polar plungers cite reasons for freezin’

Due to the frigid weather, only the hardiest — no pretenders or polar wannabes — participated in the 2014 New Year's Day Polar Plunge!

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Lake George committee eyed in Ticonderoga

Group would work to protect resource

Local residents are being asked to take an active role in protecting Lake George. A Water Quality Awareness Committee is being formed in Ticonderoga. The panels, which are being formed in communities bordering the lake, work with the FUND for Lake George and the Lake George Waterkeeper program.

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NW Trailblazers snowmobile group offers various events, benefits

One of the leading snowmobile organizations, which has experienced remarkable growth and has an admirable history, is holding their annual 'Winter White Out' party soon.

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Local residents discover wintry wonders at Stone Bridge & Caves

Although Natural Stone Bridge & Caves is considered a premier fair-weather attraction in the Adirondacks, people are now discovering that it offers a remarkable experience in the winter, too.

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Frigid weather to force Lake George polar plungers into proving their bravado

Balmy weather over the last five years may have given the thousands of Lake George New Years Day polar plungers false confidence, but in this year's event, they will likely have to demonstrate the courage — as frigid weather is forecast.

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DEC rangers conduct rescues in wilds around Lake George

DEC forest rangers rescue stranded rock climbers as well as lost, disoriented and stricken hikers and hunter.

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Toss the kids into the snow! | Notes from the North Woods

As a youngster growing up in the Adirondacks, I learned early on how to enjoy the winter and it’s many offerings, which ranged from snowball fights to snow forts, sledding, snowshoeing, skiing and skating