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Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part Two

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

By Noah Haber, High Peaks Information Center Staff Last week, I shared three essential considerations for winter hiking, which covered advanced planning and layering systems. Winter is a beautiful time of year to recreate, but with cold weather comes greater risks, so it is important to prepare in advance for READ MORE

Winter Hiking: Essential Considerations, Part One

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

By Noah Haber, High Peaks Information Center Staff Getting outside during the winter yields a different type of beauty and appreciation for the natural world. This is grounded by the harsh and humbling conditions these months brings upon us. Consistent subzero temperatures, bare rock and vegetation coated in rime ice, 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