The Leave No Trace Basics

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 [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|

Do You Hop, Bound, Step, or Amble?

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 a [...]

By |January 19th, 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 [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|

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 [...]

By |October 25th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|