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ADK and DackMap Announce Partnership

2021-03-29T08:50:54-04:00

Both parties aim to minimize backcountry impacts through hiker education Lake Placid, NY – March 29, 2021 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and DackMap, a live-based map application, have announced a partnership to expand the reach of outdoor information and education for Adirondack Park visitors. Together both parties aim to enhance READ MORE

The Leave No Trace Basics

2021-01-26T13:38:43-05:00

Say hello to the great outdoors! Now that you’re here, you are invited to help keep these places healthy and beautiful. As people are getting outside in record numbers, the need to put Leave No Trace skills and ethics into action to minimize our collective impact is more important than READ MORE

Do You Hop, Bound, Step, or Amble?

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

By Maggie Newell, ADK Outreach Coordinator A fresh layer of snow reveals what creatures are sneaking around when no one is looking. Excellent camouflage, nocturnal habits, and good hearing help many animals evade observation, but footprints in the snow can give us insights into who is around and what they READ MORE

Four Tips for Sharing the Trail this Winter

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

Unlike the summer, where recreation groups are pretty well separated, trails are often shared by two to three different user groups in the winter months. Since these activities move at different speeds, there are a few things we can all do to ensure that everyone stays safe while enjoying their READ MORE

Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part Two

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

By Noah Haber, High Peaks Information Center Staff Last week, I shared three essential considerations for winter hiking, which covered advanced planning and layering systems. Winter is a beautiful time of year to recreate, but with cold weather comes greater risks, so it is important to prepare in advance for READ MORE

Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part One

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

By Noah Haber, High Peaks Information Center Staff Getting outside during the winter yields a different type of beauty and appreciation for the natural world. This is grounded by the harsh and humbling conditions these months brings upon us. Consistent subzero temperatures, bare rock and vegetation coated in rime ice, READ MORE

3 Things to Know about Winter Hiking Above Tree Line

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

Tree line: the line or altitude above which no trees grow. Many popular summits in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness—namely Cascade, Wright, Algonquin, and Marcy—have sections of trail that are completely exposed above tree line. While this offers astounding views of the surrounding landscape, it also brings with it important READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Support Crucial High Peaks Stewardship Programs

2020-11-16T10:21:20-05:00

Lake Placid, NY – November 16, 2020 – After another busy year in the High Peaks Wilderness, the Adirondack 46ers have doubled down on their dedication to supporting critical stewardship programs in the High Peaks Wilderness. Last week they announced a $41,000 commitment to ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew. READ MORE

Our Favorite Shoulder Season Hikes: Western Adirondacks

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

Running from mid-October through early December and late March through May, shoulder season is a great time of year to explore low elevation hikes in the Adirondack Park. As the seasons shift, snow and ice packs are often unstable at higher elevations—especially in the High Peaks Wilderness—making for unsafe and READ MORE

ADK Trailhead Stewards Reached Thousands of Hikers in 2020

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) Trailhead Stewardship Program (ADK TSP) has finished its fourth season of education at the Heart Lake Program Center. Normally running from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend, the program saw a delayed start in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. After New York State came READ MORE