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Climate Change and the Future of Adirondack Alpine Zones

The following appeared in the 2021 Jan/Feb issue of Adirondac Magazine By Kevin Berend Spend any amount of time above treeline in the High Peaks and you’re sure to notice a few things: an abundance of READ MORE

By | January 11th, 2021|

Four Tips for Sharing the Trail this Winter

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 speed READ MORE

By | January 4th, 2021|

Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part Two

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 tim READ MORE

By | December 14th, 2020|

Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part One

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 humblin READ MORE

By | December 8th, 2020|

3 Things to Know about Winter Hiking Above Tree Line

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 com READ MORE

By | December 1st, 2020|

Adirondack 46ers Support Crucial High Peaks Stewardship Programs

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 th READ MORE

By | November 16th, 2020|

Our Favorite Shoulder Season Hikes: Western Adirondacks

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 an READ MORE

By | November 2nd, 2020|

Hiker Data Shows Impacts from Pandemic, Increase in Novice Hikers

Lake Placid, NY – October 28, 2020 – In keeping with a decade-long trend of growing hiker numbers, this summer was again a busy one at ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Heart Lake Program Center (HLP READ MORE

By | November 2nd, 2020|

Lighting Your Way

The following appeared in the 2020 Nov/Dec issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Hart Advances in headlamps make lighting your way during the dark hours of winter an easy task. But before we go any furth READ MORE

By | October 25th, 2020|

ADK Trailhead Stewards Reached Thousands of Hikers in 2020

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 throug READ MORE

By | October 20th, 2020|

ADK Links Outdoor and Online Learning

Fall at Heart Lake is usually accompanied by the sounds and sights of fourth graders exploring Mt. Jo as participants in ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Thr READ MORE

By | October 15th, 2020|

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|