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    Adirondack Hiker found deceased

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    Thank you Tom for sharing. Condolences to Tom Howard's family.
    Have fun & be safe
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    Is there a Dack site similar to NH F&G that will eventually provide more detail on this accident?

    He planned to do the Trip Dike in winter which can be bit tricky, although it is skied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    Is there a Dack site similar to NH F&G that will eventually provide more detail on this accident?

    He planned to do the Trip Dike in winter which can be bit tricky, although it is skied.
    Skied?!

    NY State DEC would be the equivalent agency. As of this writing however, they have not even said if he was in fact found in the Dkye.

    From a 3rd hand report, there were several Rangers at the summit of Colden the day he was recovered. My guess is that he was not found on a trail leading to Colden, as that would not have taken a week for him to be found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rankin View Post
    Skied?!
    http://www.famousinternetskiers.com/...ostbottomright
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    Is there a Dack site similar to NH F&G that will eventually provide more detail on this accident?

    He planned to do the Trip Dike in winter which can be bit tricky, although it is skied.
    This is a good site. You can sign up for email updates.

    https://www.dec.ny.gov/index.html

    Stuff like this:

    Town of Lake George
    Warren County
    ATV Incident: On Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m., Ray Brook Dispatch requested Forest Ranger assistance for a subject stranded on the ice in the Mother Bunch Islands area of Lake George. The 52-year-old from Florida was on an ATV and struck a heave in the ice, trapping the ATV. Rangers Kabrehl, Perryman, and Quinn, and Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) LaPoint responded on an airboat. With 50-degree temperatures and rain, the ice was not safe for a snowmobile or ATV. Rangers brought the subject to safety and worked with ECO LaPoint to attempt to remove the ATV. The ATV was stuck too deep in the ice, so the responders attached ice buoys and a floating marker so they could return later when conditions were better to retrieve the machine.
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    If you sign up, the above link will get you an email of Forest Ranger activity every Tuesday. Or you can go direct and link to press releases at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html
    Then look for "DEC Forest Rangers - Week in Review"
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    More details here:

    https://www.northcountrypublicradio....ens-of-rangers

    Short version: Found under 4 feet of snow, minor avalanche suspected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rankin View Post
    More details here:

    https://www.northcountrypublicradio....ens-of-rangers

    Short version: Found under 4 feet of snow, minor avalanche suspected.
    Sorry to hear this. Such a layered snow pack this year with many lubricating layers.
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    So sad for this solo hiker.

    It doesn't even look like there is that much snow in the Dike from the rescue pics in the article. I really doesn't take much I guess...

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