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The Education Pivot: Creating Digital School Programs


The following appeared in the 2021 May/Jun issue of Adirondac Magazine By Laura Rappaport, Publications Director “Mayfly Maggie” and “Tamarack Tom” left the Adirondacks for the first time in the 2020–2021 school year. They traveled south to Brooklyn, east to Long Island, and west to the Rochester, New York, area READ MORE

Trekking Poles: Essential Tool or Silly Affectation?


The following appeared in the 2021 Mar/Apr issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Welch I have been accused, often rightfully, of a lot of things. “Set in his ways” is not one of these. Over the years, I have made 180-degree turns on a lot of long-held beliefs. Here is READ MORE

ADK releases updated edition of best-selling High Peaks guidebook


Changes reflect new zoning, recent additions to the High Peaks Wilderness Lake Placid, NY – March 1, 2021 – The brand-new 15th edition of High Peaks Trails, the flagship of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) comprehensive Forest Preserve Series of guidebooks, has just been released. The volume is edited by longtime Adirondack READ MORE

Skiing the High Peaks Periphery


The following appeared in the 2021 Jan/Feb issue of Adirondac Magazine The upcoming new edition of ADK’s guidebook to the High Peaks ­contains numerous trails that offer mostly easy to moderate ski trips away from the “high” High Peaks. Here, author/­editor Tony Goodwin suggests five of his favorites. 1 - Boreas READ MORE

Climate Change and the Future of Adirondack Alpine Zones


The following appeared in the 2021 Jan/Feb issue of Adirondac Magazine By Kevin Berend Spend any amount of time above treeline in the High Peaks and you’re sure to notice a few things: an abundance of exposed rock, the smell of soggy alpine soils, the rustling of dwarf shrubs, or READ MORE

Lighting Your Way


The following appeared in the 2020 Nov/Dec issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Hart Advances in headlamps make lighting your way during the dark hours of winter an easy task. But before we go any further: Even on trips intended for only daylight hours, always pack a headlamp. Do not READ MORE

Achilles’ Ankle


The following appeared in the 2020 Sep/Oct issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Welch, M.D. In decades of running, hiking, and climbing, I have had only one ankle sprain. I was running on a dark road at night (pretty dumb!), when my right foot stepped into a rut on the READ MORE

Diversity, the Adirondacks, and ADK


The following appeared in the 2020 Sep/Oct issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tim Rowland During the racial discord of the 1960s, hikers in the Adirondacks couldn’t help but notice that very few if any people of color were availing themselves of the trails. More than a half century later, some READ MORE

ADK Releases Second Edition of “Kids on the Trail!”


Benjamin Brosseau Director of Communications 518-523-3441, ext. 114 (work) 518-217-8072 (cell) ben@dev.adk.org Lake George, NY – July 28, 2020 – ADK’s long-popular Kids on the Trail! Hiking with Children in the Adirondacks, by Rose Rivezzi and David Trithart, has been released in a second edition. Seventy-one hike descriptions are accompanied by READ MORE

ADK’s 2021 Calendar Showcases “Special Places” in the Adirondack Park


The 2021 edition of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) award-winning calendar is now available and features an array of outstanding professional Adirondack photographers. This year, ADK chose to emphasize landscape images of special places. These are the secret places you always go back to, be they a summit, a pond, the READ MORE