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DEC Spring Search and Rescue Report

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments · News

NYSDEC LogoThe NYSDEC rangers were quite busy this Spring with a bunch of search and rescues. We are very lucky to have this safety-net.

Quite the collection of incidents in this latest report, many related to sketchy conditions due to late-season snow, rain, and high-water.

  • “Cotton almost Kills” unprepared hiker on Mt Marcy
  • Snowmobiler hits log bridge – endo
  • No Flashlight, washed-out bridge, makes for a long night.
  • High water thwarts left-behind hiker on Mt Marcy
  • Carrying exhausted-dog on Dix Mt causes same for owner.
  • Slip ‘n Fall on Poke-o-Moonshine
  • City-hikers bonk on Whiteface
  • Trapped on the Dyke (this is a common story)
  • Hurt leg at near Wallface – cool place, but tough for rescue
  • Slipped-knot results in fall at Chapel Pond
  • Another City-hiker, bonked on Algonquin Mt
  • Blowdown adventure off the Sewards
  • 4 year old lost for a couple hours at Sacandaga Lake
  • Various kayakers encounter whitewater
  • Father and son lost on Black Mt
  • Black-fly Bike-crash
  • Another leg-injury on Hadley Mt
  • Unknown medical on Tongue Mt

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Lake Placid Sinfonietta to Perform at the Wild Center

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Wild Center LogoTUPPER LAKE, NY – The Wild Center is proud to present “Music in the Mountains” on Thursday, July 28th at 7:30pm as the Lake Placid Sinfonietta performs in the Center’s Big Wolf Great Hall. This is the tenth year the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will travel to Tupper Lake to share their wonderful music.

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform works including excerpts from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gabriel’s Oboe from the Mission by Morricone with oboe soloist Caroline Park, Strauss’s Tale from the Vienna Woods, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and selections from the Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. (Program subject to change.)

Lake Placid SinfoniettaBegin the evening with a pre-concert, “summer picnic” buffet in The Wild Center’s Esplanade Tent on Greenleaf Pond. Baked and barbeque chicken will be served with roasted potatoes, a seasonal vegetable, green salad, rolls and a touch of chocolate for dessert. Iced Tea will be served. The cost of dinner, $21.60 per person, is in addition to the concert fee. Reservations for the dinner are required by July 21st.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year. The beautiful setting of the Big Wolf Great Hall overlooking Greenleaf Pond and the superb acoustics of the space make this concert truly special,” says Executive Director, Stephanie Ratcliffe. “It’s an honor to bring this event to our community.”

Tickets for the concert and buffet dinner are available online at or by calling 518-359-7800 x 120. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, 15 and older. Members may purchase tickets for $17. Children 14 and under are free. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

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Don’t miss the Adirondack Museum this season!

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. There’s no place on earth quite like the Adirondacks, and there’s no place in the Adirondacks quite like the Adirondack Museum. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York is now open for it’s 54th season. This season, the museum has two new exhibits sure to wow visitors, and also introduces a host of fantastic family activities and special events. In addition there are two new initiatives to
encourage visitors this summer.

First, the Adirondack Museum has lowered some of its admissions prices for 2011. The new admissions prices are $16 for seniors (62 and over), $12 for teens (13-17), and $6 for kids (6-12). The price for adults remains $18 and free for those 5 and under. Admission is free for members and all active military every day. Special reduced group rates are also available.

Adirondack Museum - GuideboatsSecondly, the Adirondack Museum is also collaborating with Stewarts Shops in their “Lucky Tape” promotion. Stop by your local store during the week of June 27 to enter to win tickets to the Adirondack Museum. Participating shops include: Indian Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Warrensburg, Bolton Landing, and North Creek.

The museum is open May 27 through October 17, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week, including holidays. There will be an early closing on August 12, and adjusted hours on August 13; the museum will close for the day on September 9. Visit for more information.

All paid admissions are valid for a second visit within a one-week period.

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