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Diversity, the Adirondacks, and ADK


The following appeared in the 2020 Sep/Oct issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tim Rowland During the racial discord of the 1960s, hikers in the Adirondacks couldn’t help but notice that very few if any people of color were availing themselves of the trails. More than a half century later, some READ MORE

ADK Takes Stance on Limiting Recreational Use, Permit Systems


Benjamin Brosseau Director of Communications 518-523-3441, ext. 114 (work) 518-217-8072 (cell) ben@adk.org Albany, NY – July 20, 2020 – The ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) Board of Directors voted this week to confirm the organization’s official position on when limits on recreational use, such as a permit system, are appropriate. ADK’s official READ MORE

Your Support Has Never Mattered More


These unprecedented times weigh heavily on each and every one of us. We hope you and yours are healthy, staying safe, and finding moments of happiness during this crisis. Though our collective attention has rightly turned to the most immediate and basic needs, we ask you to remember that our READ MORE

Leave No Trace: A Decade of Partnership


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

Five Tips for Hiking with Dogs


By Amy Harff, 2018 Fall Education Intern Hiking with your four-legged friend can be a lot of fun, but it is important to know how to minimize their impact and keep your dog safe for a paw-sitive experience. Here are five things to consider before hiking with your dog: Is READ MORE

On the Trail with ADK: Johns Brook Lodge


You can find more information about Johns Brook Lodge on our website.

Gray to Marcy: A Costly Bushwhack Is Closed Definitively


Times are a changing and so is our awareness. In previous decades a number of climbers standing on Gray Peak’s summit have succumbed to Marcy’s spell and headed directly for its majestic dome one-mile away. Long ago it was a relatively easy decision since the herdpath from Lake Tear to READ MORE

SteriPEN Ultra Review


As a long-distance hiker and ultralight backpacker I am always looking for lightweight, reliable, and robust gear to bring into the backcountry.  In 2007, while on the Appalachian Trail, I was exposed to the original SteriPEN.  A handful of hikers were using the ultraviolet pen shaped light to purify their READ MORE