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Commentary: The Classic Adirondack Leanto

It's a little cool and damp lately for most of us fair-weather campers. But we know from past commentaries that neither rain, nor snow, not black flies keeps Betsy Kepes out of the woods. We also know that things are not always perfect out there.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Old-Style Camping

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss camping the old-fashioned way, before nylon, goretex, and bottled water.  Go to full article

Winter Camping & Climbing in the High Peaks

The Adirondacks' High Peaks can be a hard place to find peace and quiet during the busy summer months. Many people choose the winter to get their fix for solitude among New York's tallest mountains. Winter camping offers unique pleasures and sometimes, unexpected perils. Brian Mann and David Sommerstein got plenty of both on a late winter expedition to Lake Colden and Algonquin Peak last weekend.  Go to full article

Commentary: Winter Camping

Commentator Betsy Kepes tells us about her annual winter wilderness expedition, this year in the Five Ponds Wilderness.  Go to full article

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind, Part 2

This summer, dozens of hikers in the Adirondacks have had close encounters with black bears. The animals are looking for picnic baskets, not prey, but state forest rangers worry that inexperienced campers could get hurt. In this second of a two-part series, Brian Mann joined a hunt organized to identify and tag the most aggressive bears.  Go to full article

Close Encounter of the Furred Kind

Brian Mann has a close encounter with bears that have been making the Adirondack wilderness experience more dramatic than many campers want.  Go to full article

Bear Troubles in the Adirondacks

The black bear problem continues in the High Peaks. A safe visit is still possible, but campers need good information and the proper equipment. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Bears and Backpackers in Co-habitation

This summer, tens of thousands of hikers and campers will flock to the eastern High Peaks. Waiting for them will be a small group of aggressive black bears. The animals have learned to see campsites and backpacks as a prime source of food. Forest rangers say the risk of a life-threatening encounter is growing. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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