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Entries from March 28th, 2010

Adirondack Iron

March 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Adirondack Life

Lobdell Station“Shaft mining was used to gain access to the veins of ore lying deep underground. A hole was dug straight down into the mine and equipped with a hoist to be then raised by horse power. The veins of ore were opened by blasting at different levels of the shaft and the miners working along these tunnels. Six shafts were sunk at Williamsburgh and Lyon Mountain used this type of tunnelling extensively.” (from The Saranac Valley, by Sarah Baker)

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7 Adirondack Campgrounds to Stay Closed

March 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · News

What else will be left in New York State?

  • Tioga Point, Raquette Lake, Hamilton County.
  • Sharp Bridge, North Hudson, Essex County.
  • Taylor Pond, Ausable Forks, Essex County.
  • Poplar Point, Arietta, Hamilton County.
  • Caroga Lake, Caroga, Fulton County.
  • Hinckley Day Use Area, Russia, Herkimer County.
  • Scaroon Manor Day Use Area, Schroon, Essex County.

Correction: 2 of the 7 are Day Use areas.

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Ulloa’s Rings

March 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Miscellania

Ulloa's Rings

I want to be that guy.


I am the image of God: How the Spectre of the Brocken found me in the Adirondacks (via Mountain Visions)

Virtual Panorama of Ulloa’s Rings from the summit of Whiteface Mtn.

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Fire on Ice

March 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Adirondack Life

Installation by Berry Matthews 3-9-2010 – Lake Champlain
Fire on Ice

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March 1st, 2010 · No Comments · News

Visitors Cautioned About Snow Conditions

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today warned Adirondack back country visitors to be aware of the danger of avalanches. Recent snowstorms have brought a significant amount of new snow to the Adirondack Park. The new snow resting on top of previous accumulations create conditions conducive to avalanches, particularly on steep, open slopes. Back country users should take necessary precautions.

Two skiers triggered an avalanche on Wright Peak on Saturday. Neither of the skiers was injured, but the incident underscores the risk of current conditions.

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2009 Adirondack Bear Harvest – Second Highest in State History

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments · News

Only to be beaten by 2003 when 1370 Black Bears got harvested. No matter, because it was still a 40% increase over 2008.

While overall population size plays the largest role in the annual harvest, take numbers are also strongly influenced by environmental factors that affect bear movements and the timing of bear denning, such as food availability and snowfall. The 2009 early bear season proved to be the most productive time for hunters in the Adirondacks, accounting for more than 50 percent of the bear take. Bears were more active during the early season due to poor production of soft mast (cherries and berries), and their increased activity were a benefit for hunters.

2009 Adirondack Bear Harvest
2009 Adirondack Bear Harvest
Bear Harvest Totals for 2009 – Second Highest in State’s History

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