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Lighting Your Way

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

The following appeared in the 2020 Nov/Dec issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Hart Advances in headlamps make lighting your way during the dark hours of winter an easy task. But before we go any further: Even on trips intended for only daylight hours, always pack a headlamp. Do not READ MORE

Why We Say “Cotton Kills”

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

The phrase “cotton kills” is an old adage in outdoor recreation circles. Though it might sound dramatic, this statement is actually supported by science. Cotton greatly increases the risk of hypothermia for outdoor recreators because a) it absorbs significantly more water than other fabrics, and b) loses the ability to READ MORE

Why Objective Trail Information Matters

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

By Noah Haber, High Peaks Information Center Staff When preparing for your wilderness adventure, one of the most challenging tasks can be determining a feasible route for your hiking group. Taking the time to effectively plan out your route ahead of time in a way that is approachable for all members READ MORE