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Exposed to the Elements: Alpine Trail Work on High Peaks


By Andrew Hamlin, Trails Coordinator Let's head above treeline to one of the Adirondack Park’s highest summits to explore alpine trail work. This is a unique setting in the Adirondacks that requires some different tactics from us as trail workers to approach effectively. First, what do I mean when I READ MORE

What’s Happening on Mt Jo?


By Andrew Hamlin, Trails Coordinator Today I want to dig into a project that I’m super excited about: the reimagining of the Mt Jo Long Trail. This is a huge initiative by ADK to showcase the importance of sustainable trail design on a mountain of great significance to the Adirondacks. READ MORE

Opinion: Environmental Bond Act Could Revolutionize Trail Work in the Adirondacks


Governor Cuomo’s Bond Act, if passed by the legislature and approved by voters, would provide three billion dollars to invest in combating natural resource degradation throughout New York State. The Governor has outlined six key areas in which the State will look to invest. One of those areas is “investing READ MORE

More than Mud: Teens Working on the Trail


For over 30 years ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been inviting high school students to participate in five-day trail projects throughout New York.  These projects take place in immersive backcountry settings, where participants live, work, and learn.  Each project is led by a pair of experienced leaders who guide the READ MORE

Mud Season: Adirondack’s Fifth Season


Locals living in mountain communities and the hollows below refer to it as the fifth season.  Wives tales stretch back to the horse and buggy days.  You can hear all the locals collectively breathe a sigh of relief, as this month long period offers them respite from seasonal workers and READ MORE