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Trail Work Report: Avalanche Lake – Lake Colden Connector

2021-01-26T08:57:35-05:00

For the last month, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew has been hard at work rerouting a popular hiking trail: the connector trail between Avalanche Lake and Lake Colden. This 0.3 mile section of trail is often visited by hikers looking to hike the Algonquin or Mt. Colden loop READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Enter Third Year of Support for ADK’s Stewardship Programs

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

December 4th, 2019 In 2018, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) entered a three-year joint commitment to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers generously committed $71,000 in funding to protect trails and summits with ADK in 2018, $34,000 in 2019, and will READ MORE

Trail Work Report: Avalanche Lake

2021-01-26T08:57:44-05:00

June 26, 2019 For most of June, ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew—often referred to as the "pro crew"—has been working on the one mile stretch of trail bordering Avalanche Lake in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness. Avalanche Lake, a popular destination due to its dramatic rock formations and READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Continue Support for ADK’s Stewardship Programs in the High Peaks Wilderness

2021-01-26T08:57:45-05:00

Last year, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) entered a three-year joint commitment to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers generously committed $71,000 in funding to protect trails and summits with ADK in 2018, and have provided an additional $34,000 this year READ MORE

Mud, Bugs, and Bog Bridges

2021-01-26T08:57:46-05:00

Just us. No streets, no cities, no nothing. Just my fellow trail workers, the clouds, the mountains, and the tall trees that swayed lazily in the breeze. I was on a week-long high school trail project with ADK, working near the shores of Spruce Lake along the Northville-Placid Trail (NPT). The assignment was READ MORE

The Face of Trail Work

2021-01-26T08:57:55-05:00

Who are the people that put in all of the trail work that we walk on?  ADK's Professional Trail Crew are a few of the folks that maintain the trails that we all love in the Adirondacks and in the Catskills.  Here are a few of the faces behind the READ MORE

Trail Tales: The 2016 Season by the Numbers

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

  Building a staircase at Kaaterskill Falls by Alisa Fersch   The 2016 ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) trail project season brought many successes. A total of 364 volunteers and 16 professional trail crew members put in a combined 15,584 hours of work. Notable projects included Kaaterskill Falls, Poke-O-Moonshine, READ MORE

Colden: A Mountain of Trail Work Part II

2019-09-10T14:51:10-04:00

In the November-December 2014 issue of Adirondac magazine, we reported on the achievements of the first year of a four-year trail improvement project on Mt. Colden. This past spring a helicopter made no less than a half-dozen trips from Upper Works, under the supervision of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to READ MORE

New Section of Northville-Placid Trail Open

2021-01-26T08:58:16-05:00

The Northville-Placid Trail (N-P Trail) received an exciting new re-route this year.   First completed in 1924, the N-P Trail is a 135 mile long distance hiking trail that traverses through the heart of the Adirondacks from Northville, NY to Lake Placid, NY.  The final piece of a three-phase project READ MORE

ADK Working on Kaaterskill Falls Safety Project

2021-01-26T08:58:16-05:00

Now in their seventh week, Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Professional Trail Crews have been hard at work this summer moving stone for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Kaaterskill Falls Safety Project.  It is anticipated that it will take fifteen weeks in total to complete the project but READ MORE