Shows

Season 4


SHOW #401

THE AMERICAN MARTIN IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Join us as we kick off our fourth season with a snowmobile ride into one of the most beautiful areas in the Park we have ever been in to, Elk lake. We are working with the Department of Environmental Biologists in search of the American Martin and there is a surprise catch in one of the live traps!

SHOW #402

REMOTE WATERFALLS IN THE PARK

Waterfalls are incredibly beautiful and no two are a like. Our show takes you deep in to the backcountry and along some dirt roads to see some spectacular waterfalls.

SHOW #403

THE RESTORATION OF THE EAGLE IN THE ADIRONDACKS

The eagle has landed!!! And it happens to be here in the Adirondacks. Our days are spent with the Pete Nye from the NYSDEC, sometimes referred to as the Father of Eagle restoration in the State. Pete gets up close and personal with some bald eagle chicks in their nest and tells us how their comeback began and continues.

SHOW #404

FLY FISHING THE CHATEGUAY RIVER

If you want to see big fish and plenty of them then this show is for you. We are joined by fly fishing guide extraordinaire Rich Garfield who takes us to his special sections on the Chateguay River for some monster browns! Don’t miss the beginning of this one.

SHOW #405

ADIRONACK WOMEN GUIDES

We continue our mantra of dedicating one show to the growing numbers of women in the wilderness. We travel with 3 dedicated women guides as they apply their trade and find out what got them into this business and what keeps them going. From back country canoeing to white water rafting to rock climbing these 3 women and many others like them can do it all.

SHOW #406

NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE

I was shocked to find out that children of today spend more than 40 hours a week inside
Watching TV, the Internet or with video games. Join us as we show you how to get those kids outside by blending the natural world with the great outdoors! This is truly a special and heart warming show.

SHOW #407

THE ADIRONDACK CANOE CLASSIC

90 Miles and 3 days of canoeing and that’s supposed to be fun? Well it can be and we will show you how as we follow one of our sponsors, Joe Moore of Placid Boatworks,
as he navigates the numerous twists, turns and carries of this 90 mile race.

SHOW #408

PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES AND MORE – THE LEAF PEEPER SHOW

To many people ride along in their cars to view the tremendous Adirondack fall color
display. We will show you that that is not the only way to enjoying this special time of year. Get ready to strap yourself in to the float plane as we go up up and away with one of two last remaining companies in the park to get that different view of the leaves.

SHOW #409

AVALANCHE PREPAREDNESS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

Snow avalanches only occur out west right? Think again. How many people realize there have been 15 snow avalanches in the Park since 1975 with one in 2002 having deadly consequences? We travel with a DEC Forest Ranger to Avalanche Pass in the High Peaks to discuss avalanche awareness. Next we talk with 2 avid “slide skiers/snowboarders” of these areas and finish with an interview with an ice rescue instructor as she shows us what to do if you fall through the ice. Here is a tip, it is the opposite of what you think!

SHOW #410

BUYING LAND AND BUILDING A HOME IN THE ADIRONDACK PARK-PART 1

This is the first of a two part show and in this show we highlight the importance of doing your homework and following the steps we outline if you plan on purchasing land and/or building a home here in the Park. It is certainly not like in your local area as here you have to work with the Adirondack Park Agency (who has jurisdiction over everything here in the Park), the Department of Environmental Conservation as well as the Adirondack Land Trust/Nature Conservancy and then your local town you may be in. While this all may seem quite daunting it is necessary and we will walk you through it. We will also go on a “saw dust” tour at the Original Lincoln Logs factory in Chestertown NY. And set the stage for the next show

SHOW #411

BUILDING THAT LOG HOME OF YOUR DREAMS PART 2

On this show we will go through the same process we went through when we selected Lincoln Logs as our home supplier. We will meet the people there and walk through the steps from concept, design, delivery and construction of our log home. When they say at Lincoln Logs “we don’t just deliver you a home we deliver you your dream” they mean it as this is truly a dream come true. We will take you on a “this new house” tour from design and actual construction and completion We will meet with the builder and work with them as they constructs our log home.
You will want to stay with us through both shows.

SHOW #412

RETURN TO THE SALMON RIVER

After an unbelievable day last season on the Salmon River near Malone we head back with Guide Nick Coppola of Jones Outfitters in Lake Placid to see if we can do it again. We put a ;little twist in this show as we try and take the mystery out of flyfishing by focusing on the basics of casting and reading water. We also bring to light a very real threat to every river in New York State and elsewhere, Didymo, otherwise known as Rock Snot.

SHOW #413

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS JOHN DILLON PARK

This show is very dear to us in that it provides the disabled with an opportunity to get out and fully enjoy the wild Adirondacks we often speak about.
If I had to describe one show we have done that will hopefully touch the lives of many viewers it is this one as we travel to just north of Long Lake to visit a very special place. Until recently a real wilderness experience was inaccessible to people with disabilities but not any more. International Paper, Paul Smiths College, the Town of Long Lake and the State of New York work together to realize the dream of former International Paper Chairman John T. Dillon’s vision for an Adirondack wilderness accessible to everyone with the opening of International Papers John Dillon Park. It is the first wilderness area in the country that is designed specifically for people with disabilities and their caregivers and it is an absolutely incredible place.

Season 3


SHOW #301

AVALANCHE PREPAREDNESS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

We kick off our third season with three action packed stories in one show. Snow avalanches only occur out west right? Think again. How many people realize there have been 15 snow avalanches in the Park since 1975 with one in 2002 having deadly consequences? We travel with a DEC Forest Ranger to Avalanche Pass in the High Peaks to discuss avalanche awareness. Next we talk with 2 avid “slide skiers/snowboarders” of these areas and finish with an interview with an ice rescue instructor as she shows us what to do if you fall through the ice. Here is a tip, it is the opposite of what you think!

SHOW #302

THE ENDANGERED SPRUCE GROUSE

We travel deep into the northern reaches of the Park with a DEC Wildlife Biologist and SUNY Potsdam Professor in search of the elusive, endangered and beautiful spruce grouse. Less than 200 spruce grouse exist within the Park but we are able to locate them and take about this birds range, habitat and future. We follow that with a visit the North Country Wild Care, an all volunteer group of dedicated professional who care for animals that have been injured and see them through to recovery.

SHOW #303

FISHING THE SALMON RIVER PART 2

After an unbelievable day last season on the Salmon River near Malone we head back with Guide Nick Coppola of Jones Outfitters in Lake Placid to see if we can do it again. We put a ;little twist in this show as we try and take the mystery out of flyfishing by focusing on the basics of casting and reading water. We also bring to light a very real threat to every river in New York State and elsewhere, Didymo, otherwise known as Rock Snot.

SHOW #304

GROUSE HUNTING AND HABITAT INPROVEMENTS

On this show we are after a bird that can fly from 0 to 40 in just a few seconds. We will talk about some fine guns, different breeds of dogs to hunt with ,visit a Ruffed Grouse Society habitat improvement site and finish with some bird hunting.

SHOW #305

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS JOHN DILLON PARK

This show is very dear to us in that it provides the disabled with an opportunity to get out and fully enjoy the wild Adirondacks we often speak about.
If I had to describe one show we have done that will hopefully touch the lives of many viewers it is this one as we travel to just north of Long Lake to visit a very special place. Until recently a real wilderness experience was inaccessible to people with disabilities but not any more. International Paper, Paul Smiths College, the Town of Long Lake and the State of New York work together to realize the dream of former International Paper Chairman John T. Dillon’s vision for an Adirondack wilderness accessible to everyone with the opening of International Papers John Dillon Park. It is the first wilderness area in the country that is designed specifically for people with disabilities and their caregivers and it is an absolutely incredible place.

SHOW #306

BEARS, MOOSE AND WOLVES IN THE BLUE LINE

With our fishing segments over for the year we decide to take a look at all the BMW’s in the Park. No not the famous car company but bears, moose and wolves. It is a fascinating show as we are joined by Ken Kogut Regional Wildlife Manager and Ed Reed Wildlife Biologist of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. With the ever increasing number of moose collisions, bear confrontations and the possibility of wolf sightings this show has it all. Our tip is on the type and use of bear canisters.

SHOW #307

MAPLE SYRUP, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IN THE ADIRONDACK

What’s all natural, golden brown, sweet and goes with everything from pancakes to peanuts? Why maple syrup of course! The Adirondacks have a rich history of maple syrup production and we will take a look at the past at the Haskell Yancey farms, the present with the Zehr family and the future at the Uhlein Research Center in lake Placid. Join us and help sample the finished product. This week tip is on taping a maple tree.

SHOW #308

BUYING LAND AND BUILDING A HOME IN THE ADIRONDACK PARK-PART 1

This is the first of a two part show and in this show we highlight the importance of doing your homework and following the steps we outline if you plan on purchasing land and/or building a home here in the Park. It is certainly not like in your local area as here you have to work with the Adirondack Park Agency (who has jurisdiction over everything here in the Park), the Department of Environmental Conservation as well as the Adirondack Land Trust/Nature Conservancy and then your local town you may be in. While this all may seem quite daunting it is necessary and we will walk you through it. We will also go on a “saw dust” tour at the Original Lincoln Logs factory in Chestertown NY. And set the stage for the next show

SHOW #309

BUILDING THAT LOG HOME OF YOUR DREAMS PART 2

On this show we will go through the same process we went through when we selected Lincoln Logs as our home supplier. We will meet the people there and walk through the steps from concept, design, delivery and construction of our log home. When they say at Lincoln Logs “we don’t just deliver you a home we deliver you your dream” they mean it as this is truly a dream come true. We will take you on a “this new house” tour from design and actual construction and completion We will meet with the builder and work with them as they constructs our log home.
You will want to stay with us through both shows.

SHOW #310

SHOWSHOE HIKING IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

We join Dave Mallard, Education Workshop Coordinator for ADK on a snowshoe hike to the top of Mt Joe near the Adirondack Loj High Peaks area. Dave will show us what equipment he carries in his pack on showshoe hikes into the backcountry and we will visit the Mountaineer in Keene Valley for a look at proper gear for snowshoe hiking

SHOW #311

CANOE BUILDING – THE OLD AND THE NEW

On this stop we visit 2 very different type of canoe builders, one a history buff and builder of an authentic birch bark canoe and another the very technical Charley Wilson and Joe Moore of Lake Placid Boatworks. Join us as we take a look at the old and the new along with a lesson on proper paddling strokes while canoeing open waters.

SHOW #312

SAVE THE FIRE TOWERS OR NOT?

Save the fire towers!! Or not? That is the question we explore as we hike Azure, Goodnow and Hurricane mountain towers both in the winter and summer. We will hear from 2 contrasting points of view on which towers should be saved and which removed.

SHOW #313

SKIING,SKI JUMPING, SKELETON RACING, ICE CLIMBING

Another Fan favorite! Our final stop of this season visits Whiteface Mountain , the Mackenzie Intervale Ski Jumping Complex and the Verizon Sports Complex to look at these exciting sports. Later Ian Osteyee of Adirondack Mountain Guides will teach us the fundamentals of ice climbing with a surprise ending.