The Adirondack Trails are reported to be dryer than expected (May and early June is a traditional muddy season).
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A report on earth day in the Adirondacks has this item:
Since 1990, summit stewards have worked the Adirondack High Peaks, educating visitors about the rare alpine ecosystem that is found on only 16 of the highest peaks in the state. During the peak hiking season, summit stewards provide full time coverage on Mount Marcy and Algonquin, the highest peaks in the state. Summit stewards spend time talking to hikers on other Adirondack High Peak summits such as Mount Colden and Wright Peak.
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In trying to find something on Mount Marcy horse I ran across this photo. The caption says
Horse standing on peak of Mount Marcy in the Adirondack Mountains. The horse was used to bring up radio equipment used in the special transmission related to the 100th anniversary of the first recorded assent of Mount Marcy.
The photo was taken Aug. 5 1937.
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In handicapping the Kentucky Derby Homeboykris is a 50:1 shot. Homeboykris pedigree were champions in the early 20th century includes the horse Mount Marcy.
Homeboykris finished 16th This lesson to be learned is that if you want horse racing advice you might go to a different site.
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Are the famed black flies in May in the Adirondacks bothering you and making summiting Marcy impossible. What are you going to do? Why of course go dancing. The Adirondack Mountain Club is sponsoring the Black Fly Affair (Black tie optional; Hiking Boots Mandatory) at the Fort William Henry Hotel White Lion Ballroom, overlooking Lake George on May 21.
Here’s the facebook photo page.
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Man falls to death on Mt. Gilpin
Durango Herald – Durango,CO,USA
A Fort Collins man spending Father’s Day climbing Mt. … David Lauer, 64, was climbing the 13,694-foot peak with Anna Milburn-Lauer. …
Marine dies in fall at park
Elmira Star-Gazette – Elmira,NY,USA
By BROOKE J. SHERMAN. WELLSBORO — A member of the Parris Island Marine Band died Sunday in Leonard Harrison State Park in a hiking accident. …
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Park Roundup: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve
Here’s the May 13 summary of park news including: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve.
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The New York Times has an article on NYC county highpoints strategic importance during the Revolutionary War.
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