The six major peaks surrounding Saranac Lake make up the Saranac 6: McKenzie (3861′), Ampersand (3365′), Scarface (3060′), Haystack (2878′), St. Regis (2874′) and Baker (2340′). The Mountaineer is excited to announce the release of six new patches covering each of the peaks. A six-patch set is available for $30.
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2016 GARDEN PARKING/SHUTTLE SCHEDULE Once again the Town of Keene will manage the Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley in accordance with an Adopt a Resource Agreement with New York State Department of Conservation. The Town of Keene will also serve as operator of a public transportation system that will serve hikers and the general […]
Effective Friday, May 13, 2016, the Adirondack rock climbing routes closed to protect nesting Peregrine falcons are revised as follows: Wilmington Notch – All routes on Moss Cliff and Labor Day Wall remain closed. Chapel Pond – All routes on the Upper Washbowl Cliffs are now open to climbing, all routes on the Lower Washbowl […]
High Peaks Region Fly Fishing Conditions Report Average Air Temp: 65-70 Mid-Day Water Temp: 42-47 Flies of Interest: 8/10 Black Wooly Buggers, 8/10 Dark BH Stone Nymphs, 4 Circus Peanuts, 8-10 BH Prince Nymphs, 14-16 BH Soft Hackles, BWO Parachutes and Black Caddis 16-18 Hatches of Interest: BWO’s (14-16) Products of the Week: Galvan […]
The Mountaineer’s Adirondack Fly Fishing Camp at Elk Lake Lodge Wilderness Resort was recently featured in the article “Event Options for Fly Fisherman” in the Spring Edition of Adirondack Outdoors magazine. An excerpt from the article is reprinted below: Former New York Ranger’s goalie Mike Richter wanted to do something special for the birthday of […]
Date: 4/14/2016 – 4/21/16 Ausable Water Levels: 1200cfs and dropping (as of 4/14) Average Air Temp: 50-60 and full sun! Mid-Day Water Temp: 32-36 Flies of Interest: 8/10 Black Wooly Buggers, 8/10 Golden BH Stone Nymphs, 4 Circus Peanuts, 8-10 BH Prince Nymphs Hatches of Interest: None really yet…fish big streamers and nymphs on single […]
Our staff member Holly recently returned from a sailboat-based backcountry skiing trip in the remote Westfjords region of northern Iceland. She traveled with Emilie Drinkwater of Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides (formerly based in Keene Valley; now located in Salt Lake City, Utah) and Erica Engle of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Through a twist of fate and […]
A handful of passionate alpine touring enthusiasts headed up Whiteface at 6 am on March 18th for the Inaugural Dawn Patrol Charity Uphill Tour. The Mountaineer partnered with Whiteface Mountain to host the event which supported the new and growing Keene Kids Cross-Country Ski Club. The Mountaineer hopes to host this event again next March […]
The Mountaineer is excited to host the 12th Annual Great Adirondack Trail Run on June 11th, 2016 in Keene Valley, NY! Registration Opens: May 2, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. SHARP
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