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Trail Work Report: NCNST


Last week, the ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) professional trail crew worked on a new trail up a small mountain in the Eastern Adirondacks that is set to be a part of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST), a 4,600 mile thru-hiking trail that will span eight states from North READ MORE

Trails Guide Us


Photo by Joanne Kennedy Trails guide us. To a destination, yes, but more importantly, trails take us on a journey. They provide a path to discovery, ask us to ponder our place in the universe, and sometimes compel us to face our fears. On the trail we can READ MORE

ADK Trail Crew Works on New Mt. Van Hoevenberg Trail


ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) Professional Trail Crew has spent the last 10 weeks working on a new trail up Mt. Van Hoevenberg. This trail is located on the north side of the mountain starting at the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s (ORDA) Cross Country Parking Lot at the Olympic Sports Complex, 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

Support ADK’s Trail Work


“Trail work is about having the patience to set a rock, and the intelligence to improvise when a tool breaks on the first day of a backcountry project. It’s about having the tenacity to keep trying—to keep lifting, hiking, chopping, digging—and the humility to know your limits.” Dove Henry, in READ MORE

High Peaks, High Use: What’s ADK Doing About It?


There’s been a lot of press, especially since Septem­ber 2016, about the ex­ten­sive and significant increase of recreational use in the High Peaks region. Similar problems are occurring in the Catskills. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) Education Programs Manager Seth Jones points out, “This phenomenon is something that ADK has been READ MORE

ADK and Adirondack 46ers Work Together to Address the Issue of High Use in the High Peaks Wilderness


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For More Information:  Julia Goren Education Director (518) 523-3480 x 19 summit@adk.org October 30, 2017 (Lake Placid, NY) ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) have come together to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers have generously committed $71,000 in funding READ MORE

The Face of Trail Work


Who are the people that put in all of the trail work that we walk on?  ADK's Professional Trail Crew are a few of the folks that maintain the trails that we all love in the Adirondacks and in the Catskills.  Here are a few of the faces behind the READ MORE

Trail Tales: The 2016 Season by the Numbers


  Building a staircase at Kaaterskill Falls by Alisa Fersch   The 2016 ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) trail project season brought many successes. A total of 364 volunteers and 16 professional trail crew members put in a combined 15,584 hours of work. Notable projects included Kaaterskill Falls, Poke-O-Moonshine, READ MORE

2016 Trail Work Preview


Adirondack Mountain Club's (ADK) Professional Trail Crew works hard to maintain the trails that you all love. Professional trail crews construct and maintain non-motorized trails throughout New York State’s Forest Preserve. As a major partner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), ADK works on trails to the some of READ MORE