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Town of North Elba Supports Mt. Jo Trail Project


November 12, 2021 The Town of North Elba has awarded ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) a $50,000 grant from the Local Enhancement & Advancement Fund (LEAF) to improve accessibility on the Mt. Jo Long Trail. Serving over 15,000 hikers a year, Mt. Jo is an iconic mountain in North Elba that READ MORE

By the Numbers – ADK’s 2021 Trail Work Impact


With projects and programs limited last year we were reminded of just how important trail work is to the stewardship of public lands. Heading into this summer, we were eager to resume normal trail work operations, which included hosting a successful ADK Trails Day at the Heart Lake Program Center, READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Give Back to ADK Trails Program


October 26, 2021 – Lake Placid, NY – For the twenty-first consecutive year, the Adirondack 46ers have pledged support for ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew by announcing a $46,000 donation to fund trail projects in the High Peaks Wilderness for the 2022 season. This is in addition to a READ MORE

The First Black Summit Steward and the Journey to Representation


By Klarisse Torriente It was the day before Father’s Day when I asked my dad to meet me at the trailhead of Wyndham Peak in the Catskills. We were slated to do our first hike together since we attempted when I was 8, and failed miserably. Of course I picked READ MORE

Choosing the Right Path: A Muddy Day with Fourth Graders


By Tom Manitta & Maggie Newell Fall is a very popular time of year at Heart Lake. Vibrant leaves and cool weather are a welcome relief after the bugs and heat of summer. With the brisk breeze comes another exciting thing for ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) educators: it's the start READ MORE

New York’s Green Amendment: A Right to Clean Water and Clean Air


The following appeared in the 2021 Sep/Oct issue of Adirondac Magazine By Maya K. van Rossum  How can anyone be opposed to New Yorkers having a right to clean water and air? Most New Yorkers—in fact most U.S. residents—believe they already have this right and are shocked to learn that is not true. READ MORE

5 Myths About Hiking Gear


By Mary Dougherty and Noah Haber, HPIC Staff Perfect gear doesn’t exist. While some items may be more quality than others, we think that issues like budget, your itinerary, and personal preference are more important to consider. To help you find what works best for your needs and interests, let’s READ MORE

Trail Work Update: Avalanche Lake – Lake Colden Connector Trail


ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew returned to Avalanche Lake this summer to continue rerouting the 0.3-mile section of trail that runs between Lake Colden and Avalanche Lake. Heavily used by backpackers and day hikers, this section of trail suffers from annual flooding due its proximity to a nearby READ MORE

ADK Welcomes Back Julia Goren as Deputy Director 


July 20, 2021 – Lake Placid, NY – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that Julia Goren will be rejoining the organization as Deputy Director in August. Goren is returning to ADK after three years with the Adirondack Council as their VISION Project Director. Goren previously worked for ADK for 14 years, during which time she led the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and ADK’s Education Department.   Seth READ MORE

What is Photopoint Monitoring?


Founded in 1989, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program has a clear goal: protect New York’s alpine zone and ensure it continues to recover from recreation-related impacts. For over 30 years, summit stewards have worked toward this end by engaging in hiker education, scientific research, and trail maintenance. But READ MORE