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OSI and ADK Move to File Brief Supporting NYSDEC in Adirondack Tree Cutting Case

2021-02-03T10:13:41-05:00

Groups urge ruling in favor of a balanced approach between preservation and public access Albany, NY—February 2, 2021—The Open Space Institute (OSI) and ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) have moved to jointly file an Amicus Brief in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a case READ MORE

The Leave No Trace Basics

2021-01-26T13:38:43-05:00

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 skills and ethics into action to minimize our collective impact is more important than READ MORE

ADK Releases Statements on 2021-2022 State Executive Budget Proposal

2021-01-20T19:04:30-05:00

ADK applauds Governor Cuomo for maintaining wildland and recreational access protections in 2021-2022 executive budget proposal Albany, NY – January 20, 2021 – In a series of State of the State presentations last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his plan to “Reimagine, Rebuild, and Renew” New York. ADK was pleased READ MORE

Do You Hop, Bound, Step, or Amble?

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

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 animals evade observation, but footprints in the snow can give us insights into who is around and what they READ MORE

Climate Change and the Future of Adirondack Alpine Zones

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

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 exposed rock, the smell of soggy alpine soils, the rustling of dwarf shrubs, or READ MORE

Four Tips for Sharing the Trail this Winter

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

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 speeds, there are a few things we can all do to ensure that everyone stays safe while enjoying their READ MORE

Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part Two

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

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 time of year to recreate, but with cold weather comes greater risks, so it is important to prepare in advance for READ MORE

Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part One

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

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 humbling conditions these months brings upon us. Consistent subzero temperatures, bare rock and vegetation coated in rime ice, READ MORE

3 Things to Know about Winter Hiking Above Tree Line

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

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 completely exposed above tree line. While this offers astounding views of the surrounding landscape, it also brings with it important READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Support Crucial High Peaks Stewardship Programs

2020-11-16T10:21:20-05:00

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 the High Peaks Wilderness. Last week they announced a $41,000 commitment to ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew. READ MORE