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Last Monday in July

A boater who had been partying all day collided with a family taking an evening cruise on Lake George. The family—and Lake George—will never be the same

by Lisa Bramen

Video footage from a boathouse security camera shows Lake George calm and quiet on the evening of July 25, 2016.

It’s after 9 p.m. and twilight has turned to darkness, making it hard to discern much other than the lights from homes on the far shore and the erratic, looping flight patterns of insects in the foreground. read more

 
  Wired in the Wild

Even in the Adirondacks, big data is watching you

by Jeanna Matthews

One of the reasons I love the Adirondacks is the invitation to escape technology. This place reminds me of essential truths: It is good to be personally prepared, to know where I am going. I am responsible for the steps I take to navigate through my own life, even when GPS-guided directions are wrong or inaccessible. It is good to focus completely on where I am in each moment. I am responsible for the impact I leave on the people and places I touch physically. Cyberspace is no substitute for the world of flesh and mountains. read more

   

Archived Articles

August 2017   Peter Paine The legacy of an Adirondack power broker
August 2017   Love and Challah Summers with my grandparents at Sacandaga Park
October 2017   Wired in the Wild Even in the Adirondacks, big data is watching you
October 2017   Last Monday in July A boater who had been partying all day collided with a family taking an evening cruise on Lake George. The family—and Lake George—will never be the same
Annual Guide 2017   Family Style Camping in the Moose River Plains
2016 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Three Days in the Santanonis What happens when a father brings his boys on one of the toughest treks in the High Peaks
June 2017   Death of Jon Cody The man behind the myth
October 2016   High Profile Our enduring fascination with Adirondack Fire Towers
2015 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Club Adirondack Teeing off at seven noteworthy courses
August 2017   Deaf Film Camp Where summer fun meets self-expression
August 2017   The Long Way Home Musician and cancer survivor Dan Snyder reclaims his Adirondack roots
Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors 2015   Trail Safe A forest ranger's backcountry tips that could save your life
August 2011   Ride of the Century A classic tour around Lake George
June 2017   Seeds of Revival How a wave of new farmers is transforming Essex County towns
2017 Annual Guide   Patch Work A roundup of Adirondack challenges
2017 Annual Guide   The Chester Challenge New trails to conquer in the southeastern park
June 2017   Links to the Past The demise of the Loon Lake Golf Course
October 2009   Still Crazy After All These Years Rehabbing a Lyon Mountain antique
Collector's Issue 2010   Hen Party Coming home to roost in Adirondack backyards— practical poultry advice
April 2017   Up in the Air Drone photography can capture unparalleled views of the Adirondacks. but as drones’ popularity grows, how will they affect privacy rights, the environment and the wilderness experience?
May/June 2017   Raquette Lake Navigation Company Floating a family business
June 2015   The Secret Life of Ponds Inside these shape-shifting, primitive worlds
April 2013   Operation Opalescent A quest to ride the park's steepest water
June 2017   Best of the Adirondacks 2017 Winners of our Readers' Choice Awards
June 2017   Packaging the Park How an Adirondack entrepreneur found a global market
February 2017   The Ice Man Climbing guide Ian Osteyee
At Home in the Adirondacks 2016   Origin Story From field to plate at Farmhouse Pantry
August 2000   Storm King A tall, true tale of the Miller Camp boys
August 2005   The Siege of Ticonderoga A tall, true tale of tomahawks, tears and Atomic Fireballs
June 2016   Vanishing Acts Some Adirondack creatures are gone forever. Others are back. The stories behind the rise and fall of our moose, elk, wolf, panther, beaver and lynx