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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

Trail Work Report: Mount Haystack

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

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 constructing a series of cairns on the mountain’s summit. Working from the col with Little Haystack all the way to tree READ MORE

Summit Stewardship Program Releases 2020 Mid-Season Report

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

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, resilience and activism in these trying times. We’ve all had to adapt and READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Make Critical Contribution to Summit Stewardship Program

2021-01-26T08:57:36-05:00

Seth Jones Education Director 518-523-3441, ext. 119 seth@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – June 3, 2020 – Amidst a global pandemic and a subsequent shortage of New York State funding, the Adirondack 46ers have stepped in to provide crucial support for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program with an additional gift READ MORE

ADK Partners with Nine Pin Cider to Support Summit Stewardship Program

2020-01-13T08:35:31-05:00

For a second consecutive year, Nine Pin Cider is donating to the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program as a part of their annual 26er Challenge. The Summit Stewardship Program, a partnership between ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the NYS Department of Environmental READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Enter Third Year of Support for ADK’s Stewardship Programs

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

December 4th, 2019 In 2018, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) entered a three-year joint commitment to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers generously committed $71,000 in funding to protect trails and summits with ADK in 2018, $34,000 in 2019, and will READ MORE

Summit Stewards Educated Record Number of Hikers in 2019

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

November 14th, 2019 By Kayla White, Summit Steward Coordinator This year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program, a partnership between the Adirondack Mountain Club, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Summit stewards protect READ MORE

In Pictures: The 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

October 30, 2019 Last weekend researchers, land managers, and advocates came together to discuss alpine ecosystems at the 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering. After an introductory evening on Friday with guest speaker Tom Butler, participants spent all-day Saturday presenting on recent research and projects covering all of the major alpine READ MORE