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Five Tips for Camping in the High Peaks Wilderness


Known for its high alpine summits and forested valleys, the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the Northeast. Due to the remoteness of many of its mountains, visitors often choose to overnight camp in the backcountry, making places like Marcy Dam and Lake READ MORE

How to Protect Your Backcountry Food—and You!


The following appeared in the 2020 Mar/Apr issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Hart My last gear review in Adirondac looked at freeze-dried food alternatives. Many of you let me know reading the article made you hungry! Guess who else likes the food you carry into the backcountry? Bears, pine READ MORE

Changes to High Peaks Regulations, Zoning Delayed


In 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an amendment to the Unit Management Plan (pdf link) for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. This document, which addresses a broad range of topics from biodiversity to recreation regulations, represents a series of actions that the DEC will READ MORE

ADK releasing updated High Peaks map this spring


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is releasing the fifteenth edition of the High Peaks topographic map this spring to account for changes in the region over the past few years. The 2018 revised Unit Management Plan for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) included the addition READ MORE