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Invasive Species Highlight: Hydrilla


What is Hydrilla? Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is a submerged aquatic invasive plant that looks similar to the native American waterweed (Elodea canadensis) and also appears similar to another aquatic  invasive plant, Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa). Hydrilla has visibly serrated leaves that grow in whorls of four to eight, and small READ MORE

Backcountry Water Monitoring: The World Beneath My Boat


By Maggie Newell, Backcountry Water Monitoring Trip Leader What are you looking for in a paddling trip? Do you prefer to meander up winding rivers or to pond hop through the St. Regis canoe area? When I started paddling Adirondack waters, I reveled in mountain views across open lakes and READ MORE

Backcountry Water Monitors Project


Is there anything better than mountain ponds on summer days? Imagine floating on a backcountry pond on a clear summer day with Adirondack Mountains and Forests reflected in quiet, lily-dotted water. Dragonflies hover and zip, occasionally stopping to rest on the smooth surface of your packraft or on the back READ MORE

Backcountry Water Monitors Trip: Long Pond and Island Pond


Adirondack Mountain Club's (ADK) Backcountry Water Monitors Program is a partnership with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) of Paul Smith’s College, the NY Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP), The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Invasive Species Coordination Unit, the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and READ MORE

Deer Pond Backcountry Outing


Sunday, July 31 was a beautiful day for a hike and a backcountry paddle. After a leisurely morning with multiple cups of coffee at our Fish Creek Pond Campground site on Square Pond (where we had enjoyed a comfortable overnight), Paul Gallery, my colleague in the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) READ MORE

Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion!


Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion! Invasive Species Awareness Week—I SAW—is July 10 to 16 ALBANY, NY. – The Adirondack Mountain Club is pleased to be participating in the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), which kicks off this Sunday July 10 with events scheduled READ MORE

Clean, Drain and Dry


It’s that time again. The waters of New York are looking irresistible to paddlers and boaters across the state. We can’t wait to get out across our translucent waters and cut the surface with our paddles. As I write this there is a lake out there somewhere, shrouded in mist READ MORE

Imagine the Adirondacks Without Hemlocks


Sometime after 4am I woke up. I left the tent and stepped into the beams of the setting full moon and walked a short distance to the shore of Polliwog Pond. The dawn was just beginning to show above the old hemlock stands, mist swirled above very still water, and READ MORE