The Ausable River Association (AsRA) and the Rotary Club of the Au Sable Valley, in partnership with Rotary Club of Lake Placid, One Tree Planted, Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Adirondack Riverwalking, have announced an Ausable River clean-up set for Saturday, April 24th. [Read more…] about Local Groups Planning Ausable River Clean Up
the master alchemists
would do no better
the torrent in this river
lets go of me
like an invisible spell
The institution of a permit system at the Ausable Club’s Adirondack Mountain Reserve surprised and confused some hikers and would-be hikers. Many didn’t realize that third most popular High Peaks Wilderness Area access point, through the Club’s lands in the Upper Ausable Valley, was privately owned.
A similar situation holds at the Johns Brook Valley, another popular access point just northwest. That area is owned by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), it faces similar parking challenges and is just as susceptible to a future permit system. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Permits: Could Johns Brook Valley Be Next? Some History
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Ausable Club have announced a pilot reservation system to access the Club’s private lands, the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR). Since 1978 the State has held a conservation easement on Club/Reserve lands which allows limited access to some of the more popular places in the Adirondack Park’s High Peaks Wilderness Area.
A press release from DEC cited “reliable access” and public safety along Route 73 among the reasons for the change. The pilot program is slated to run for three years according to DEC. [Read more…] about DEC, Private Club Piloting High Peaks Hiker Reservation System
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) has hired Peru, NY resident Gary Henry for the position of stream restoration associate. [Read more…] about Ausable River Association Hires New Stream Restoration Associate
Spreading Ashes in the Ausable
more coveted than wine
from milk, the master
alchemists of China could
do no better than these clouds
churning into rivers,
the way cottongrass renews itself
or how a son returns in time to let go.
The clean-up is open to all community members and visitors who want to volunteer their time to help restore and protect the Ausable River. [Read more…] about Ausable River Clean-Up Set For Sept 8th
Daredevil stunt man and movie actor Rodman “The Human Fly” Law had been shot out of a “monster sky rocket” and had jumped in a specialized “aeroplane parachute” from the Brooklyn Bridge and the 792-foot Woolworth Building, the tallest building in the world at the time.
For his next feat, Law came to the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Early Stunt Men, Daredevils ‘The Human Fly’ & ‘Hurricane Hutch’ in NY
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is offering free guided community paddling, hiking, and interpretive experience programs in the Ausable watershed this summer. [Read more…] about Free Guided Ausable River Tours Offered
Ausable River Association (AsRA) and Bike Adirondacks (BikeADK) have announced the 9th Annual Ride for the River set July 17th through July 26th, 2020.
This fun, family-friendly event is a celebration of the Ausable River and the Adirondack Park communities surrounding it. [Read more…] about Ausable River ‘Ride For The River’ July 17-26