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By the Numbers: 2020 Professional Trail Crew Season


The season that almost didn’t happen. Three months later, following a spring of uncertainty during which the program was nearly cancelled due to the pandemic, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew is officially done for the 2020 summer season. With a smaller team than usual, the professional trail crew READ MORE

Trail Work Report: Salmon River Falls


ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew has returned to a familiar work site: the Salmon River Falls Unique Area. Located an hour north of Syracuse, New York, Salmon River Falls is a popular hiking destination with a picturesque waterfall. The crew has been working for the last month on READ MORE

Against the Odds, ADK’s Professional Trail Crew Starts Summer Season


Earlier this month, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew returned to the Heart Lake Program Center to start training for the summer season. Once in question due to the coronavirus pandemic, the development of a stringent health and safety plan, which was approved by the state in May, and READ MORE

Trail Work Report: Mt. Colden


September 11th, 2019 Summer has passed, but that doesn't mean that ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew (pro crew) is done for the year. After tackling big projects in Avalanche Pass, Mt. Haystack, and Mt. Skylight, the pro crew entered the fall season by concentrating their efforts on yet READ MORE

Trail Work Report: Haystack and Skylight


August 16th, 2019 ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew (pro crew) always works at a high level, but this month they took their efforts to new heights by tackling projects on two of New York's tallest summits: Haystack and Skylight. With the goal of delineating the trail above treeline READ MORE

Trail Work Report: Avalanche Lake


June 26, 2019 For most of June, ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew—often referred to as the "pro crew"—has been working on the one mile stretch of trail bordering Avalanche Lake in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness. Avalanche Lake, a popular destination due to its dramatic rock formations and READ MORE

Interview with Pro Trail Crew Member, Peter Schaffner


Second year Pro Crew member, Peter Schaffner shares his insights on what it means to be part of ADK’s Professional Trails Crew… What do the trails represent to you? How important is access to wilderness? Hiking and outdoor recreation has always been a part of my development, identity and stability. READ MORE

Colden: A Mountain of Trail Work Part II


In the November-December 2014 issue of Adirondac magazine, we reported on the achievements of the first year of a four-year trail improvement project on Mt. Colden. This past spring a helicopter made no less than a half-dozen trips from Upper Works, under the supervision of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to READ MORE