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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 mountains, visitors often choose to overnight camp in the backcountry, making places like Marcy Dam and Lake READ MORE

How to Protect Your Backcountry Food—and You!


The following appeared in the 2020 Mar/Apr issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Hart My last gear review in Adirondac looked at freeze-dried food alternatives. Many of you let me know reading the article made you hungry! Guess who else likes the food you carry into the backcountry? Bears, pine READ MORE

A Bear Can: Use it or Lose it


If you have ever been to the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness, you have probably heard about the infamous black bears and the bear resistant food canister that is used to protect your food.  Since 2005, these containers, or “cans” as most people call them, have been a mandatory item for READ MORE