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3 Things to Know about Winter Hiking Above Tree Line


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

Searching for Azalea


July 18, 2019 By Zach Lawrence, 2019 Summer Naturalist Intern This summer, just two weeks after arriving at ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) as a summer naturalist intern, four coworkers and I set out to catch one of New York’s rarest plants in bloom: alpine azalea. Found only on a single READ MORE

Summit Stewards Begin 2019 Season, Mark 30th Year of Program


June 1, 2019 The past few weeks marked the beginning of another summer of stewarding for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. But this isn't just any season: it's the 30th anniversary of the program, marking three decades of successful public education and alpine stewardship. Here's what you need READ MORE

A Voice for the Mountains


May 9, 2019 One Summit Steward shares their love for the mountains we call home, and asks for your help in protecting them. When asked to explain my summer job it usually comes out something like this: “Well, I’m a summit steward, so I work on top of a mountain READ MORE