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An Adirondack Campfire – Memories Flicker In the Flames

An Adirondack Campfire – Memories Flicker In the Flames

Jun 30, 2017 - ByAcross the lake I could see the reflection in the water of burning embers housed inside of a circular fireplace made from rocks. I had taken a break in that spot earlier in the day when I was cruising along the shoreline in the canoe and searching for areas that might offer a few hiding places for some big smallmouths.
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Destination – Caroga Lake

Destination – Caroga Lake

Jun 30, 2017 - Nestled in the southern gateway to the Adirondacks in Fulton County is Caroga Lake. More properly, it is two lakes West and East Caroga Lakes connected by a small channel that passes under a bridge.
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Evolution Of an Adirondack Kayaker

Evolution Of an Adirondack Kayaker

Jun 30, 2017 - Kayaking and the Adirondack Mountains have become synonymous with each other. As the sport of kayaking has blossomed over the past two decades
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Fishing Giant’s Washbowl

Fishing Giant’s Washbowl

Jun 30, 2017 - Each year my father, Mac MacKenzie, and I hike to a scenic mountain pond tucked in a basin at the foot of Giant MountainGiant's Washbowl.
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Fly Fishing Poppers for Summer Bass

Fly Fishing Poppers for Summer Bass

Jun 30, 2017 - For those who are new to fly fishing, popping flies really perform the same as the traditional Hula Popper except that they are cast with a fly rod and the motion used to make them pop (or gurgle) is different.
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Hamilton County Fire Tower Challenge

Hamilton County Fire Tower Challenge

Jun 30, 2017 - With all the outdoor challenges the one thing that is similar is that most involve climbing a mountain. This one is a more condensed version of the Adirondack Mountain Clubs Fire Tower Challenge and only includes those in Hamilton County.
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How To Grill Fish

How To Grill Fish

Jun 30, 2017 - Mankind has come a long way since we gathered around a fire in a cave to grill whatever we managed to catch for dinner. While we are all part of a much more modern world, summertime grilling puts us in touch with our primitive past like nothing else can.
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Lake George Bass Fishing

Lake George Bass Fishing

Jun 30, 2017 - My primary bass bait is the Bass Pro Shop Stik-O-Worm rigged wacky style.
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Lake George Fishing - Northern Basin

Lake George Fishing - Northern Basin

Jun 30, 2017 - The Northern Basin is less crowded and developed. It is longer and narrower than the south and is edged with dramatic cliffs and rock slides. It has a more uniform depth and reaches nearly 200 feet deep in some places.
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Love The Adirondacks! What Is It About an Adirondack Summer…?

Love The Adirondacks! What Is It About an Adirondack Summer…?

Jun 30, 2017 - Is it the serenity, the beauty, the wildlife, the waters, or all of the above that draw people to the Adirondack Mountains?
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Paddling Twitchell Lake – Exploring “Black Bear Lake”

Paddling Twitchell Lake – Exploring “Black Bear Lake”

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Prevent Bear Encounters

Prevent Bear Encounters

Jun 30, 2017 - Last year was characterized by a rash of bear encounters and problems, especially late in the summer. Department of Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) and local law enforcement agencies were kept busy by a record number of incidents
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Ruby Throated Hummingbirds in the Adirondacks

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds in the Adirondacks

Jun 30, 2017 - These little birds are the only species of hummingbird that live and breed here in the Adirondacks
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Seniors in the Adirondack High Peaks

Seniors in the Adirondack High Peaks

Jun 30, 2017 - We were newly retired and our hiking buddy, John, had said goodbye to his career several years prior.
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Summer Strategies for Stream Trout

Summer Strategies for Stream Trout

Jun 30, 2017 - Anglers who focus on the challenges summertime typically brings will likely see the streams as half-empty of trout. On the other hand, fishers who take certain measures to counteract those challenges will see the stream as half-full of trout, and such anglers will likely satisfy their thirst for rewarding ventures at streamside.
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The Potential of Boreas Ponds

The Potential of Boreas Ponds

Jun 30, 2017 - One of the more controversial subjects in the Adirondack region over the past year has been what will become of the Boreas Ponds acquisition in North Hudson in Essex County.
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Upper Saranac Lake Canoe Camping

Upper Saranac Lake Canoe Camping

Jun 30, 2017 - When I was a kid I was very fortunate that my father was well versed in camping and hiking and was eager to pass along what he had learned to me
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Wild Brook Trout in Wild Country

Wild Brook Trout in Wild Country

Jun 30, 2017 - Before setting off in pursuit of brook trout, its important to know and understand your quarry. They are considered one of the most beautiful of all the freshwater species. Brook trout live in only the coldest and cleanest waters. Healthy populations of wild brook trout provide evidence of a healthy ecosystem.
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A Day On an Adirondack Trout Pond By Dan Ladd

A Day On an Adirondack Trout Pond By Dan Ladd

Apr 4, 2017 - The spring of 2016 was a gift for Adirondack brook trout anglers. The mild winter made for an earlier than usual ice out, perhaps by a month in some locations at lower elevations.
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A Triple in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness

A Triple in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Apr 4, 2017 - Spring can be the season of giving, the giving of hope, the hope of a new day, a new day and a new adventure, an adventure not yet witnessed, witness of a wonderful world, a world without judgment.
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