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Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Provides Recommendations for Mitigating High Use Impacts in the Adirondack Park

2020-02-03T14:09:23-05:00

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – February 3, 2020 – The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has released a series of recommendations for managing recreation-related impacts across the Adirondack Park. Central themes in the report include a need for comprehensive park planning, READ MORE

Leave No Trace: A Decade of Partnership

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

December 18th, 2019 The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a non-profit based in Boulder, CO, has a clear mission: to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been officially involved in sharing that message since 2009, a ten-year READ MORE

Teaching Leave No Trace: From the Adirondacks to Alaska

2021-01-26T08:57:41-05:00

July 26, 2019 By Seth Jones, Education Director Each day is different working for ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club). I’m never quite sure how my day will unfold as I head up the stairs to my office at the Adirondak Loj. I experience a full spectrum of situations, including emails praising READ MORE

How You Can Use Social Media to Both Promote and Protect the Adirondacks

2021-01-26T08:57:45-05:00

One of the most complex aspects of high use in the Adirondacks is the role that social media plays in over-promoting specific areas. It is generally accepted that, to a degree, social media has disproportionately directed hikers towards particular parts of the High Peaks, as well as the region as READ MORE

Winter Leave No Trace Tips

2021-01-26T08:57:46-05:00

By Amy Harff, 2018 ADK Fall Education Intern Whether you are winter camping, snowshoeing or skiing, Leave No Trace principles can help keep you safe and minimize your impact on the wilderness. Cold temperatures and snow make preparing for your next adventure even more imperative. Here are the seven principles READ MORE

Winter “Facilitrees”: How to Go in the Snow

2021-01-26T08:57:46-05:00

By Amy Harff, 2018 Fall Education Intern Carrying out your waste might not be glamorous, but if you enjoy winter hiking or backpacking, it is an important part of your adventure when facilities like an outhouse aren’t available. Actually, packing out your poop in the winter isn’t so bad, as READ MORE

The Power of a Resource

2021-01-26T08:57:48-05:00

Imagine that you’ve just hiked, paddled, or skied a few miles to one of your favorite outdoor destinations. It’s a place of special magnificence to you and while you’re enjoying this meaningful place you observe someone leaving an impact, someone being “less than Leave No Trace.” How would you react? READ MORE

Mud Season: Adirondack’s Fifth Season

2021-01-26T08:57:56-05:00

Locals living in mountain communities and the hollows below refer to it as the fifth season.  Wives tales stretch back to the horse and buggy days.  You can hear all the locals collectively breathe a sigh of relief, as this month long period offers them respite from seasonal workers and READ MORE

Imagine the Adirondacks Without Hemlocks

2021-01-26T08:58:16-05:00

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