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Why We Say “Cotton Kills”

The phrase “cotton kills” is an old adage in outdoor recreation circles. Though it might sound dramatic, this statement is actually supported by science. Cotton greatly increases the risk of hypotherm READ MORE

By | September 29th, 2020|

Achilles’ Ankle

The following appeared in the 2020 Sep/Oct issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Welch, M.D. In decades of running, hiking, and climbing, I have had only one ankle sprain. I was running on a dark road at READ MORE

By | September 23rd, 2020|

Plan Ahead and Prepare: Packing the Ten Essentials

As you pack for your next outdoor adventure, ask yourself: if I get hurt or lost, do I have what I need to survive a night in the backcountry? If you have packed the Ten Essentials, then your answer s READ MORE

By | September 15th, 2020|

Diversity, the Adirondacks, and ADK

The following appeared in the 2020 Sep/Oct issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tim Rowland During the racial discord of the 1960s, hikers in the Adirondacks couldn’t help but notice that very few if any pe READ MORE

By | September 9th, 2020|

Support Critical Wildlands Stewardship

Adirondack headlines are painting a bleak picture: High use in the High Peaks, litter on the trail, cars parked along busy roads, increasing hiker rescues. Are there drawbacks to high use? Yes, and th READ MORE

By | September 4th, 2020|

Invasive Species Highlight: Variable-Leaf Water Milfoil

What is Variable-Leaf (or two-leaf) Water Milfoil? Variable Leaf Water Milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant that looks like some native species including native m READ MORE

By | September 2nd, 2020|

By the Numbers: 2020 Professional Trail Crew Season

The season that almost didn’t happen. Three months later, following a spring of uncertainty during which the program was nearly cancelled due to the pandemic, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) profes READ MORE

By | September 1st, 2020|

After 100 Years, A New Plan

A Letter from the Bylaws Working Group to ADK Membership: In a little more than a year, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) will begin celebrating its centennial anniversary. This, in and of itself, is an READ MORE

By | August 27th, 2020|

Invasive Species Highlight: Hydrilla

What is Hydrilla? Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant that looks similar to the native American waterweed (Elodea canadensis) and also appears similar to another aqu READ MORE

By | August 25th, 2020|

Leave No Trace Center Releases Final Report for Building Wildland Stewardship in the Adirondack Park

Benjamin Brosseau Director of Communications 518-523-3441, ext. 114 (work) 518-217-8072 (cell) ben@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – August 24, 2020 – The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has released READ MORE

By | August 25th, 2020|

Invasive Species Highlight: Brittle Naiad

What is Brittle (European or Spiny) Naiad? Brittle Naiad (Najas minor) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant with thin stiff leaves that have serrated edges. The serrations on leaf edges are visible w READ MORE

By | August 18th, 2020|

Trail Work Report: Mount Haystack

Continuing a project started in 2019, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew returned to Mount Haystack—the third tallest peak in New York State—for a two-week stretch to finish co READ MORE

By | August 18th, 2020|

Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Reported in Lake George

Just weeks after the invasive Emerald Ash Borer was discovered for the first time in the Adirondack Park, another invasive species has been found within the boundaries of the Blue Line: Hemlock Woolly READ MORE

By | August 14th, 2020|

Summit Stewardship Program Releases 2020 Mid-Season Report

This season has been challenging for the program. We all have had to make sacrifices for the safety of our neighbors and loved ones. I want to take a moment to thank you all for your patience, resilie READ MORE

By | August 11th, 2020|

How You Can Help Stop Emerald Ash Borer

The Adirondack Park learned concerning information last week: for the first time, Emerald Ash Borer has been found within the boundaries of the Park. An invasive insect from northeast Asia, Emerald As READ MORE

By | August 7th, 2020|

Five Tips for Camping in the High Peaks Wilderness

Known for its high alpine summits and forested valleys, the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the Northeast. Due to the remoteness of many of its moun READ MORE

By | August 4th, 2020|