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.
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.
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.
Bill Campbell has shunned materialism and engaged with nature as he leads a sustainable, off-the-grid lifestyle in Bolton.
Tomorrow’s tracking hike is postponed until Saturday, February 15. The weather prediction is warm and rainy -- not conducive for a good tracking experience.
Notes from the North Woods
By all appearances, the winter season is here to stay.
My last column dealt with feeding deer and it sparked some interest, in at least one reader.
World renowned ice sculptor Stan Kolonko from the Ice Farm is coming to Raquette Lake and Long Lake for his third Ice Fest event.
Due to the frigid weather, only the hardiest — no pretenders or polar wannabes — participated in the 2014 New Year's Day Polar Plunge!
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.
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.
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.
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.
DEC forest rangers rescue stranded rock climbers as well as lost, disoriented and stricken hikers and hunter.
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