Author Topic: Adirondack Park Loop - 2011  (Read 2150 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JMilyko

Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« on: August 30, 2011, 10:24:10 am »
Flooding around Lake Placid and on the Ausable River will impact services and riding conditions on this route. See this article for more information:

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/526287/Essex-County--Waters-wash-away-roads--buildings.html?nav=5008

.Jennifer.
*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*

Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

  • World Traveler
  • *****
  • Posts: 302
  • "I am well, thank God, and in high spirits"
Re: Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 09:39:32 pm »
The Enterprise and the Albany Times-Union reported that Rt. 73 east of Keene Valley is "gone", according to Governor Cuomo. NYS DOT hope to have the road re-opened before winter. Rt. 9N from Elizabethtown has reopened. but is still closed from Keene to Wilmington.

(Why am I posting this from MN?  ??? Because, for many years, prior to moving to MN in 1988, this was my summer "stomping grounds" and I still have many friends in Keene and Keene Valley.)

Ride safe...watch the sky,
Hans
The Two-Wheeled Explorer: Ride the River
www.twowheeledexplorer.org
"Every person has a river to ride...you are to Ride the River."--Pr. Larry Christenson

Offline JayH

Re: Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011, 08:34:10 am »
Signs on the Northway I believe tell people to go through Plattsburgh to get to Lake Placid.. otherwise, the only access to Lake Placid is by way of Saranac Lake... 

Jay

Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

  • World Traveler
  • *****
  • Posts: 302
  • "I am well, thank God, and in high spirits"
Re: Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 09:43:07 pm »
From NY DOT: Exit 31 on the Northway (I-87) is open. You can get to Lake Placid by exiting at 31 and taking Rt. 9N through Elizabethtown to Keene, then Rt. 73 to Lake Placid (normal route) through Cascade Pass.

Rt.73 south of Keene Valley is still closed at St. Huberts. Rt. 9N to Wilmington and Jay, north of Keene hamlet is also still closed.

Sources: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Explorer

Ride safe,
Hans
The Two-Wheeled Explorer: Ride the River
www.twowheeledexplorer.org
"Every person has a river to ride...you are to Ride the River."--Pr. Larry Christenson

Offline afrimog

Re: Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 12:36:23 pm »
Hans,

Great info - thanks. So from what you say in your last post it looks open if one comes up along Champlain on the official route. I received this info from Planet Placid bike shop: We took quite a hit from Irene. Getting to Lake Placid from the north is fine. The problems are South and East.
86 is open to Jay. 9N to Ausable Forks is being repaired. I think it is passable. 9N to Keene is being repaired. Much of it is gone from Jay to Keene. Passable but ugly especially near Styles Brook. 73 from Keene Valley to the Northway is closed altogether and unpassable. 9N from “malfunction junction” to Elizabethtown is also closed. A google search of closed roads in Essex and Clinton Counties will find a pretty good up to the minute site with what is open.


It seems to contradict that one can use 9N from Elizabethtown but this I got yesterday (9.4.11). So please correct me if wrong.

As posted elsewhere - I was going to do the VT loop but decided to switch to this one starting out with the ferry across Champlain from Burlington. So I'm now trying to figure out if I can get from Port Kent down to Elizabethtown to then turn for Placid. (Ausable seems closed for the immediate future.)

For those worried about further south toward Schenectady, I got this from Freemans Bridge Sports across the river there: Thank you for your email, yes we got hit pretty hard the locks were jammed and were flooding the roads. However crews got everything back in running order and most roads are now open I know amsterdam, scotia, up in the adirondacks are all up and running again. Kinda dirty from the river overflowing but other then that everything is back to normal. If there is anything else please let me know thanks and have a great evening!

Thanks much
Ian

Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

  • World Traveler
  • *****
  • Posts: 302
  • "I am well, thank God, and in high spirits"
Re: Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 07:14:42 pm »
This just in from Adrondack Explorer: Rt. 73 to re-open this month.

http://adirondackexplorer.org/out-takes/2011/09/06/good-news-for-keene-valley/

Ride safe,
Hans
The Two-Wheeled Explorer: Ride the River
www.twowheeledexplorer.org
"Every person has a river to ride...you are to Ride the River."--Pr. Larry Christenson

Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

  • World Traveler
  • *****
  • Posts: 302
  • "I am well, thank God, and in high spirits"
Re: Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 05:03:17 pm »
Latest on Rt. 73; It's open again, both lanes, from the Northway to Lake Placid.

http://adirondackexplorer.org/out-takes/2011/09/12/route-73-dix-wilderness-reopened/

Ride safe,
Hans
The Two-Wheeled Explorer: Ride the River
www.twowheeledexplorer.org
"Every person has a river to ride...you are to Ride the River."--Pr. Larry Christenson