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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.

On the Trail with ADK: Johns Brook Lodge


You can find more information about Johns Brook Lodge on our website.

Johns Brook Lodge Turns 90


Johns Brook Lodge (JBL) has been part of Adirondack Mountain Club’s (ADK) identity from its very beginning, welcoming guests to experience the Adirondacks 3.5 miles up the Johns Brook Valley.  90 years ago, on July 1, 1925, JBL opened its doors and ever since it has been a place where READ MORE

On the Trail with ADK: Essex Chain Lakes


The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area is a recent purchase by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Head out with the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and see what it is like to explore this primitive area! The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Complex Area was purchased from The Nature Conservancy READ MORE

Maegan E. Spindler Education Scholarship


On March 1st my friend Maegan Spindler should have been celebrating her 27th birthday.  Tragically, she was killed on July 8th, 2013, when a drunk driver hit her and her supervisor in a parking lot in Pickstown, SD. Maegan and her team were researching the recovery of the endangered Pallid READ MORE

ADK’s Volunteer Trail Work 2014 Accomplishments


Over 240 volunteers participated in various ADK Supervised Volunteer trail projects & workshops in 2014. First year crew leaders Jacob Faber and Jacob Veilleux did an excellent job and each brought a unique skill set to the program. Along with the training sessions with the Professional Trails Program, both volunteer READ MORE

ADK’s Professional Trail Crew 2014 Accomplishments


The Professional Trail Crew’s (Pro. Crew) season began with a week of skills training this year. The first day was spent at Heart Lake where the basics were covered such as tool & equipment safety, proper tool use (rock bar, axe, etc.), and how to set up a high line READ MORE

ADK Starts Colden Trail Project


If you’ve climbed to the summit of Mt. Colden over the past decade you've probably experienced that the trail on the summit had become mostly comprised of boot sucking, Adirondack mud. What is different about this muddy Adirondack trail is that it traverses through New York’s rarest ecosystem, the alpine READ MORE

Julia Goren: New York’s Rarest Alpine Flower


  Every June I try to make it up to the summit of either Algonquin or Marcy to take in the vibrant colors of the first alpine flowers in bloom.  I usually see lapland rosebay, a pink alpine rhododendron, or Diapensia, a deep green mound with petite white flowers.  If READ MORE

90 Years on Northville-Placid Trail


The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the completion of the Northville-Placid Trail (N-P Trail) this year.  The N-P Trail, originally called The Long Trail is a north-south foot path that traverses through the heart of the Adirondacks from Northville to Lake Placid, NY.  This 135 READ MORE

First Mt. Marcy Ski


  The Adirondacks received 18+" of fresh snow in the High Peaks region March 12th-13th so I decided it was time to ski Mt. Marcy for the first time with friends and fellow co-workers Brendan Wiltse (Johns Brook Property Coordinator) and Chris Beans (Trails Food Coordinator). We had to break trail from READ MORE