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Songs to Listen to During the Manhunt

June 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

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Population Envy – Mine is Denser than Yours

March 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments · News

Statistics + Experts = News

That’s right, it really is that easy. Collect a bunch of numbers, let a bunch of people with “expertise” comment, and call it news.

One of the indicators frequently cited when analyzing the state of New York is population growth. Or loss, as the case may be. Up here in the Adirondacks, it is really more of a qualitative thing. We are more concerned about brain drain. Other parts of the state are experiencing population declines which seem to be a cause for alarm. Hmmm. I kind of like the idea of people moving around, sort of a free-market of migration. Is it a cause for alarm? Frankly, I have very little clue.

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Mountain Goat Climbs – Jailbreak

August 9th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

NY 374It’s true, we did ride near a jail and yes, there was a break. Unfortunately the break occurred between myself and the rest of the 5-man group for the last official Mountain Goat Climb.

Living in the Last Great Wilderness of the Northeast and in an area called the Adirondack Mountains, you’d think we could come up with some killer hill climbs. Oh how we wish that were true. We’ve got plenty of short and even sharp climbs, but long and sustained grinds are hard to find. Thanks to Adam (AKA the Wrench) for herding the goats and introducing us all to some fun riding in Clinton County. Our final climb might be the jewel of the area – Dannemora Mt. via the Nashville-Hugh Hearn Rd.

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Sable Highlands – The newest Adirondack Recreation Area

February 18th, 2006 · 2 Comments · News

Update: Barnes Pond – Rambling Around the Sable Highlands

New trail opens onto wilderness vista

In 2002, Governor George Pataki put forth his goal of preserving over 1 million new acres of open space over the next decade. Early this year, he made a significant step toward that goal by announcing the purchase of over 100,000 acres of land located in the northern region of Franklin and Clinton Counties.

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