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Entries from January 28th, 2010

Whiteface Mt from The Meadow

January 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Adirondack Life

Last weekend was so nice, then it melted. I want more snow!
Whiteface Mt from The Meadows

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February is Carnifest Month

January 20th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Winter Carnivals Kick-Off February’s Line-Up of Festivals

I know it kills everyone to look for things to do every weekend. It looks like every corner of the Adirondacks is having some sort of “event” next month. Strange how the suffix “-stock” never made the list.

Given so many to choose from, I thought a map would help. Plus, I threw in a couple bonus Carnifests and a planning chart.

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1. Colton Winterfest 2. Cancelled – Rotary Winter Carnival 3. Lake George Winter Carnival 4. Massena Winter Carnival 5. Canton Winterfest
6. McCauley Mt Winter Carnival 7. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
8. Ogdensburg River Shiver 9. Empire State Winter Games
Indian Lake Winterfest 11. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
Hague Winter Weekend 13. Long Lake Winter Wacky Week
14. Inlet Frozen Fire & Ice

February is Carnifest Month

The intrepid Carnifest fans could enjoy for 18 days in a row!!

If anyone has better links for these, I’ll take them.

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Lawsuits – The latest Adirondack process

January 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · News

The Adirondacks - Our Great National PlaygroundFollowing the news of the Adirondack Council suing the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), I mentioned to someone that lawsuits are quickly becoming a norm in any regulatory process in the Adirondacks. Seems like there could be a better way to get things done. Two hostile parties rarely reach mutually satisfying results.

Well, another one just dropped into my mailbox:

Adirondack Groups Sue State to Protect Wilderness Lake

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Adirondacks’ leading conservation groups, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and Protect the Adirondacks! (PROTECT), filed a lawsuit Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Albany to force the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to adhere to state law and classify a state-owned wilderness canoe route in the heart of the Adirondacks.

“We are forced to seek redress in the courts because, despite the best efforts of many different parties, our state agencies failed to settle some important matters regarding implementation of the State Land Master Plan,” said David Gibson, executive director of PROTECT “We go to court for all state-owned waters in the Forest Preserve, not merely to settle the classification of Lows Lake. Classification drives management direction. We seek better direction about how to manage wild waters in the Forest Preserve for the benefit of people in the central Adirondacks, visitors from all across the country and Canada and many more who may never paddle these waters, but who nonetheless appreciate the way they are managed for future generations.”

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