The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the finalization of an updated management plan that will continue public recreational access and protect natural resources within the Edinburgh and Corinth Conservation Easement Tracts in Saratoga County. [Read more…] about Edinburgh, Corinth Tracts Recreation Plan Complete
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest
Two Bodies Recovered From Adirondack Falls
On August 19, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office notified Forest Rangers about two people deceased near of the falls of Tenant Creek in the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest. NYS Forest Ranger Thompson and Sheriff’s Office personnel responded. Tenant Creek is located of Hope Falls Road in the Southern Adirondacks town of Hope.
The first of three waterfalls are reached by a 1.9 mile trail. From there two other falls are reached by an unmarked trail another 1.2 miles beyond the first falls. [Read more…] about Two Bodies Recovered From Adirondack Falls
New State Land Purchase In Warren County Includes Climbing Access
New York State has acquired 1,263 acres of land in the Warren County town of Johnsburg in the Southern Adirondacks. The parcel includes Huckleberry Mountain, an elongated peak that tops 2,400 feet, with spectacular cliffs on the ridge’s south and southwest face. The parcel is now part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, and is expected to become part of the Wilcox Lake Wild Forest.
In 1911 Huckleberry Mountain was proposed as a site for a massive dam.
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Charbot Germain’s Wrong Turn: An Adirondack Trucking Story
On December 15, 1973, Canadian Charbot Germain attempted to drive his tractor-trailer from Stony Creek to Utica. It didn’t go well.
It started out as tales of the lost often do, with directions from a local.
They suggested Germain shorten his trip by taking Route 8 from the Northway toward North Creek. He found himself instead in Stony Creek, headed down the rough Harrisburg Road in the dark. [Read more…] about Charbot Germain’s Wrong Turn: An Adirondack Trucking Story