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Entries from June 30th, 2006

Sheraton Chain Website Enters the Social Media

June 30th, 2006 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Cool, a major supplier now is utilizing the shared experiences of the travel community to enhance their website’s user experience. You don’t even have to be a Sheraton customer to play. Upload a photo, tell your travel story, introduce yourself – moderated by Sheraton – what better way for current customers and potential customers to learn about the destinations where Sheraton has a property.

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June 30th, 2006 · No Comments · News

Take Notice of High Water Levels Due to Recent Heavy Rains

(Adirondacks – Region 5 – Notices)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is advising people to take caution if planning outdoors activities or planning to camp at State campgrounds this holiday weekend due to recent heavy rains in certain impacted areas. High water levels in streams, rivers, lakes and ponds in those areas have caused flooding and washouts of some campsites, boat launches, roads, and trails.

DEC has notified campers that had reserved campsites in impacted areas about closures and provided them with other available campsites, if possible. In addition, people who were currently camping have been moved to other available campsites or accommodations where possible. Conditions are changing each day, so campers planning to camp at DEC campgrounds this holiday weekend, in Regions 3, 4 and 5, are advised to call ahead before traveling.

Boaters should also be aware that logs and other floating debris are likely to have been flushed into lakes and rivers. These objects can be difficult to see and can cause damage to boats and motors. High and rapid waters in streams and rivers can also make navigating difficult. Paddlers should be aware that water levels have significantly increased the difficulty of rapids, and are advised to wait for the waters to recede. Additionally, swimming in rivers and streams impacted by recent rains is not advised.

Some DEC boat launches may not be functional due to high water levels in these areas. Gravel ramps at boat launches could have experienced washout below the waterline, so boaters are advised to be cautious about launching boats at these facilities.

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Adirondack Backcountry Advisory June 29, 2006

June 29th, 2006 · No Comments · News

Updated Info Current Interior Conditions in the Adirondack High Peaks Region


Please be advised that due to recent heavy rains the following conditions exist in the backcountry of the Adirondacks:

  • Water levels are high in streams, rivers, ponds and lakes.
  • Low water crossings may not be accessible
  • Trails along waterways, and in low areas, may be flooded.
  • All trails are muddy and puddled.
  • Additional blowdown, down or bent over trees and limbs, may be found on trails.

Hikers and campers should be have rain gear, appropriate foot wear, and waterproof storage for all gear and clothing.

Don’t hike or camp alone, and provide your travel plans and Forest Ranger emergency contact number with someone at home.

Be aware of your abilities and surrounding conditions and be willing to turn back if conditions exceed your abilities.


The Moose River Plains is CLOSED to motor vehicles until sometime next week due to road flooding and washouts.

Conditions are SEVERE in Fulton County and southern Hamilton County, roads and trails are flooded and washed out. Hikers and campers are advised to not enter the backcountry in this area; reschedule activities for a future date when conditions have improved.

Courtesy of NYS DEC

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