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Climate Change and the Future of Adirondack Alpine Zones

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

The following appeared in the 2021 Jan/Feb issue of Adirondac Magazine By Kevin Berend Spend any amount of time above treeline in the High Peaks and you’re sure to notice a few things: an abundance of exposed rock, the smell of soggy alpine soils, the rustling of dwarf shrubs, or READ MORE

Hiker Data Shows Impacts from Pandemic, Increase in Novice Hikers

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

Lake Placid, NY – October 28, 2020 – In keeping with a decade-long trend of growing hiker numbers, this summer was again a busy one at ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Heart Lake Program Center (HLPC). Without question, the pandemic played a role in motivating people to get outside. However, this surge READ MORE

Protecting High Peak Summits: Announcing the Dr. Norton G. Miller Memorial Fund

2021-01-26T08:57:36-05:00

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is pleased to announce the creation of the Dr. Norton G. Miller Memorial Fund in support of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and ADK’s science and science outreach efforts. The fund was established by the family of Dr. Miller to honor his lifelong love READ MORE

In Pictures: The 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

October 30, 2019 Last weekend researchers, land managers, and advocates came together to discuss alpine ecosystems at the 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering. After an introductory evening on Friday with guest speaker Tom Butler, participants spent all-day Saturday presenting on recent research and projects covering all of the major alpine READ MORE

In Search of Alpine Ants

2021-01-26T08:58:03-05:00

If you hiked up to one of the Adirondack High Peaks this summer, you may have witnessed a different scene than the usual mountains, clouds, flowers, birds, and other intrepid hikers: a summit steward, crawling around on his or her knees, perhaps mumbling something like “Hold on!”, “Come back!”, or READ MORE