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Four Tips for Sharing the Trail this Winter

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

Unlike the summer, where recreation groups are pretty well separated, trails are often shared by two to three different user groups in the winter months. Since these activities move at different speeds, there are a few things we can all do to ensure that everyone stays safe while enjoying their READ MORE

3 Things to Know about Winter Hiking Above Tree Line

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

Tree line: the line or altitude above which no trees grow. Many popular summits in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness—namely Cascade, Wright, Algonquin, and Marcy—have sections of trail that are completely exposed above tree line. While this offers astounding views of the surrounding landscape, it also brings with it important READ MORE

Avalanches in the Adirondacks

2021-01-26T08:58:24-05:00

I had no idea that avalanches occurred in the Adirondacks until the winter of 2007-2008.  That winter I was working at the High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) and living on the Adirondak Loj property.  I had quite a bit of winter hiking and backpacking experience before then, but that year READ MORE