The winter fireworks are over for now, but not before leaving the western Adirondacks under 1-2 FEET of snow!
The Indian Lake to Speculator corridor in eastern Hamilton County got 2-5 inches and places further west like Perkins Clearing and Blue Mountain Lake got 6-12 inches.
Got a report of 15 inches out of Inlet, so it’s a safe bet that Moose River Plains got over a foot. All in all, most places got the amount of snow I expected. Read More…
Monday brought a general 1-3 inches of white paint to ilsnow land. It’s not enough to kick things off, but the north end of Perkins Clearing Road had a thick icy base to it when I passed by on Saturday to watch the Oak Mountain Hill Climbs in Speculator. It wouldn’t take a tremendous snow to make it ride-able. The really good news is that Perkins Clearing will be free of logging this winter!
In case you are wondering about hunting season, it is DONE for ilsnow land (Hamilton & Northern Herkimer counties). For places along the periphery of the Adirondacks and in the southern zone, the hunting misery continues into mid-December with late bow hunting season. If you are not sure as to when the trails re-open in your favorite area, you best bet is to contact the local snowmobile club. Read More…
It’s that time of year! If your child is at least 10 years old, he/she can take a New York State snowmobile safety course.
Here is “the law” in regards to riding snowmobiles in New York State:
- Anyone who is at least 18 years old may operate a snowmobile in New York State without any other qualification except as defined by state and local laws regulating that operation. However, it is recommended that all operators complete a recognized snowmobile safety course.
- Youth ages 14 through 17 years old may operate a snowmobile without adult or other supervision if they have completed a snowmobile safety training course recognized by the State of New York.
News of the upcoming thaw have people nervous. I’m here to tell you that it’s a mere bump in the road on our way to Opening Week and the Old Forge Snodeo.
We’ve had an up and down temperature pattern through November and that is likely to continue well into December. But the cold surges have been much more impressive than the warm ups. Case in point: Indian Lake 2SW cooperative weather station set two all time daily record lows to end November.
November 29th started at -2*F and the 30th started at -7*F, setting daily records lows, which is mighty impressive for a weather station that has been at the same location for over 100 years! This caused Indian Lake to freeze over in November for the first time in over a decade. Read More…