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Adirondack Rail Controversy

May 23rd, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Rail or Trail or “First-world Problem”?

All the “very cool, passionate, community-minded people” on both sides seem to have ignored a third-option – Rail-biking.

Richard B. did this back in the 90′s – A Ride on the Adirondack Railway.

Rail-bike at Stillwater Reservoir

Rail-bike at Stillwater Reservoir.
Photo courtesy of: R. Bentley

Non-motorized Re-Use. Leave the tracks. Get rid of the train. A healthy, cost-efficient, and non-polluting activity.

Look what they are doing in Korea – www.oceanrailbike.com.

As far as I can tell from my very brief research, Lake Placid, NY to Remsen, NY could be the longest Rail-biking trip in the world. Ride On!

Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, UK, and FRANCE!!

Enjoy these Rail-biking videos.

Anyway, don’t do this here – you could get injured or die.
It might be illegal too, you could get arrested.

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Red Fox

May 22nd, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Red Fox

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Public Hunting Grounds

April 14th, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Public Hunting Grounds

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Taking Snow Samples

March 29th, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Gratuitous crash sharing.

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To the People of Clinton and Essex Counties

March 21st, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Merkel & Kahner

WARNING.

To the People of Northern New York and Vermont:
It has come to our knowledge that many hotels and saloons are selling a very inferior quality of Beer or cheap Ale and trying to palm the same off as Merkel’s Boss Lager. We would therefore charge the public to take notice that we are the sole agents for BOSS LAGER, the only good Lager to be had in this section, and we sell no other — not like others selling four or five different kinds in one season under the same name — that every bottle is marked in the glass “Merkel’s Boss Lager,” and no other is genuine. Look at the bottle before it is opened and take no other. Respectfully,

MERKEL & KAHNER,
Plattsburgh, N. Y., 1878

Isaac Merkel - Boss Lager - Plattsburgh NY

 

Merkel's Boss Lager
More about: I. Merkel and Sons, A Pack-Peddler’s Legacy

Hinckle's Boss Lager  Isaac Merkel - Boss Lager

I hope you won’t be fooled, and only drink the original.

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Come visit Old Forge, your Adirondack Base Camp

March 20th, 2013 · Destination Marketing

I should start a franchise business!

“Whether you’re after a relaxing getaway, a “one tank” day trip drive, or an extended vacation …” (More)

Update: Now available in-print.

Old Forge - Adirondack Base Camp

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Dangerous Adirondack Spider

February 28th, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Iron Spider hangs from steel-web,
ready to bite with 1000 hornets.

Iron Spider

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