There 's in interesting piece on ski hut trips at Outsideonline.com and you can read it HERE. Hopefully the Adirondacks will make the list someday!
Outdoor Families Magazine has an interesting article on how rock climbing with kids provides lifelong skills. You can read it HERE.
Here's some interesting information on families and the outdoors from the web site Outdoor Families Online
While some tend to hibernate in the winter others see it as an opportunity to get out and get exercise. The Washington Post provides an insight into those who enjoy winter. You can read it HERE.
Here's a brief video of Clarkson University Adirondack Semester students' work this past semester. They'll be presenting tonight in Saranac Lake at 7:00 PM at the Saranac Lake Free Library.
Thursday December 3 at 7:00 PM at the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library
Clarkson University Adirondack Semester students will be making a presentation on their semester's work of developing a conceptual "hut to hut" destination trail around the village of Saranac Lake and the surrounding area. Their work includes researching a route, identifying potential lodging locations, prototype eco-lodges, and the potential impact on the region.
Come learn more about the Adirondack Community-based Trails and Lodging System and what the Clarkson University students have done to contribute to the effort.
A second series of public meetings is planned for the Great South Woods initiative, to gather public input on a regional strategy to diversify and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and improve community connectivity.
The area designated the “Great South Woods” by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) encompasses more than two million acres in the southern Adirondack Park.
The public is invited to provide their feedback at three meetings:
The New York Times, in a recent article, cites research that "strongly suggest that getting out into natural environments could be an easy and almost immediate way to improve moods for city dwellers."
Again, this isn't news to outdoor enthusiasts but it is nice to see the research support what we've all experienced.
The state announced their long awaited recommendations to amend the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corrididor Unit Management Plan. One tid bit in the report is the mention of huts. "The 2015 UMP/DEIS Amendment also recommends that hut to hut cross country skiing be encouraged, starting at Beaver River, ending at the Horseshoe Lake station to the north."
It will be interesting to see what exactly that means. To our knowledge this is the first time the hut to hut concept has ever been mentioned in a NYSDEC unit management plan.
You can read the proposed amendment here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/rlptcamend.pdf