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About Seth Jones

Seth Jones is ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club) Education Programs Coordinator. He has worked for ADK since 2008 and is a previous Summit Steward and Johns Brook Lodge Hutmaster.

The Face of Trail Work


Who are the people that put in all of the trail work that we walk on?  ADK's Professional Trail Crew are a few of the folks that maintain the trails that we all love in the Adirondacks and in the Catskills.  Here are a few of the faces behind the READ MORE

The Changing Nature of Backcountry Users


The wild lands of the Adirondack Park are much healthier in general than they were a hundred years ago. The way the public interacts with these lands has also dramatically shifted over that time. Instead of grizzled Adirondack guides leading "sports" on hunting and fishing expeditions, most visitors to the READ MORE

Adirondack Archangels: Adirondack High Peaks Essay Collection Released


After more than a quarter-century of protecting New York State’s alpine zone, the acclaimed Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program is being recognized once again owing to a new publication. Adirondack Archangels: Guardians of the High Peaks, published by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), is a newly released collection of READ MORE

Deer Pond Backcountry Outing


Sunday, July 31 was a beautiful day for a hike and a backcountry paddle. After a leisurely morning with multiple cups of coffee at our Fish Creek Pond Campground site on Square Pond (where we had enjoyed a comfortable overnight), Paul Gallery, my colleague in the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) READ MORE

Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program: Photo Gallery


Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) partnered with the Ausable River Association to offer a Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program this year. Participants, ages 14 to 17, learned about watersheds, developed basic paddling skills, were introduced to basic limnological sampling, compared the water quality of Heart Lake and Mirror Lake, sampled benthic macroinvertebrates READ MORE

Tell Governor Cuomo “Thank You” for Adding the Boreas Ponds Tract to the Adirondack Forest Preserve


Governor Cuomo recently finalized the purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract and instantly added almost 21,000 acres of state land to the Adirondack Park. Boreas Ponds is located between the High Peaks Wilderness area and Dix Mountain Wilderness area and is best suited to be Wilderness too. You can help READ MORE

Wilderness Advocates Praise Governor’s Purchase of Boreas Ponds Tract


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 14, 2016 New 20,500-Acre Tract will be Excellent Addition to Adjoining High Peaks Wilderness; Is Last, Most Sensitive of Former Finch Paper Holdings Needing Protection NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. – An alliance of wilderness advocates today praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo for purchasing the 20,500-acre Boreas Ponds READ MORE

2016 Trail Work Preview


Adirondack Mountain Club's (ADK) Professional Trail Crew works hard to maintain the trails that you all love. Professional trail crews construct and maintain non-motorized trails throughout New York State’s Forest Preserve. As a major partner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), ADK works on trails to the some of READ MORE

Exploring the Old Orchard Loop at the NEW Heaven Hill Trails


I needed a short walk this past Saturday so I decided to check out the new Heaven Hill Trails in Lake Placid.  The Uihlein Foundation opened this four-mile trail system on its 940-acre Heaven Hill property on Bear Cub Lane earlier this month.  I chose to walk the 1.5 mile READ MORE

New Section of Northville-Placid Trail Open


The Northville-Placid Trail (N-P Trail) received an exciting new re-route this year.   First completed in 1924, the N-P Trail is a 135 mile long distance hiking trail that traverses through the heart of the Adirondacks from Northville, NY to Lake Placid, NY.  The final piece of a three-phase project READ MORE