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March 2013 Archives

It's springtime, and along with it comes birds chirping in the trees, flowers budding in your garden and, unfortunately, carpenter ants nesting in your home!

black ants

I can't think of anything less appetizing than finding a big black ant crawling across your counter top in the kitchen. My skin is crawling just thinking about it!

Local exterminator, Jason Sankey from Nature's Way Pest Control, fills us in on these common pests and how to keep them from overrunning your home.

"The number-one pest we encounter throughout the Adirondack park are Carpenter Ants. The main colonies live in the trees, usually pine trees. Carpenter Ants produce satellite colonies, and these are what most people find inside their homes. In fact, almost all homes will encounter a problem with these wood destroying insects at one time or another.

Interview With Adirondack 46ers About Hiking All 46 High Peaks

Part I | Part II | Part III

8. Can you recount any funny, heart-warming, unusual, or scary experiences on any of your hikes?

Tracey B. Laszlo:  On one camping/hiking experience we had a jet boil blow up. We packed up the pieces, ate raw spaghetti and made a wind chime out of the jet boil fragments when we got home.

Jeanne Philion-Nichols:  On our hike to Mount Marcy, a bear rummaged through our gear in the lean-to and dragged my husband's backpack into the woods.

Interview With Adirondack 46ers About Hiking All 46 High Peaks

Part I | Part II | Part III

4. How long did it take you to complete Mt. Marcy, which at 5,344 feet is the highest Adirondack peak?

Jonathan Lane:  I would guess around 8-10 hours round-trip. I hike at a comfortable, moderate pace and allow myself time to take photos and enjoy my surroundings.

Interview With Adirondack 46ers About Hiking All 46 High Peaks

Part I | Part II | Part III

With warmer temperatures and good Adirondack New York hiking weather hopefully not too far off, I thought it might be a good idea to provide a little insight on the 46 Adirondack High Peaks - and who better to do that, than those who have the bragging rights on climbing them all! 
"AntARTica: Exploring Art & Science at the Bottom of the World," will be exhibited at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek NY, March 30 - April 24, 2013.
The Adirondacks came in at an impressive #21 on the New York Times "The 46 Places to Go in 2013," joining the ranks of popular destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Paris!