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Group Plans Champlain Valley Interstate Walking Trail System

A consortium of groups have come together to try to attract reactional walkers to the area. The group hopes to develop a walking trail system that connects communities on the New York and Vermont shores of Lake Champlain. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

The Culture of Climbing: Chasing the Pure Route Rock Climbing on the Adirondacks, part 2

For many, time spent on the rock isn't just a battle against nature. It's also a form of personal expression. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Hurricane Crag: Rock Climbing in the Adirondacks, part 1

Rock climbing in the Adirondacks--these days it's more sophisticated and much safer. But the reasons people climb are much the same. They go looking for adventure and amazing views--and a deeper connection to the mountains. Brian Mann reports.  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

Summit Stewards Teach Hikers Alpine Conservancy

Brian Mann sends this report from the top of Alonguin Mountain in the Adirondack High Peaks. There, the "Summit Stewards" are teaching backpackers how to travel lightly.  Go to full article

Lower Wolfjaw: Avoiding the High Peaks Crowds

Brian Mann sends an audio postcard from Lower Wolfjaw Mountain in the High Peaks. Brian looks at the ways that hikers are are avoiding crowds in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

A Spring Morning Walk, With Birds

Brian Mann takes an early morning spring walk in the woods, and found dozens of kinds of birds that call the mountains home.  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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