For a second consecutive year, Nine Pin Cider is donating to the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program as a part of their annual 26er Challenge. The Summit Stewardship Program, a partnership between ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, is responsible for educating hikers, performing trail maintenance, and researching alpine vegetation on some of New York’s highest summits. Last year, Nine Pin donated over $4,000 to the program as it celebrated it’s 30th anniversary and had another record year for hiker contacts.

“The 26er Challenge helped support summit stewards in educating approximately 40,000 hikers on the importance of protecting rare alpine plants,” says Kayla White, Summit Steward Coordinator. “We cannot do our work without supporters and donors like Nine Pin.”

Nine Pin Cider’s 26er Challenge starts on January 14th and will feature a new cider every two weeks throughout the year. Participants track which ciders they drink and those who complete the challenge will be eligible for various prizes and privileges. A portion of proceeds from each cider sold go towards supporting the Summit Stewardship Program. You can find more information on the 26er page on Nine Pin Cider’s website.