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Seth Jones is ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club) Education Programs Coordinator. He has worked for ADK since 2008 and is a previous Summit Steward and Johns Brook Lodge Hutmaster.

Fire Patrol: How to Build Campfires Responsibly


The following appeared in the 2021 Jul/Aug issue of Adirondac Magazine Campfires are an integral part of many peoples’ outdoor experience. They’re an opportunity to gather with family and friends, to catch up and connect. Campfires help take off the evening chill and radiate a glow of light. You might READ MORE

Heart Lake Construction Update


Over the past two years ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has invested over one million dollars in infrastructure improvements at the Heart Lake Program Center to better serve the public and its members.  If you came to Heart Lake this past summer there was a buzz of construction activity around the READ MORE

ADK Trail Crew Works on New Mt. Van Hoevenberg Trail


ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) Professional Trail Crew has spent the last 10 weeks working on a new trail up Mt. Van Hoevenberg. This trail is located on the north side of the mountain starting at the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s (ORDA) Cross Country Parking Lot at the Olympic Sports Complex, READ MORE

Summit Stewardship Program Milestone: Half a Million Hikers Educated on High Peaks


This summer, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program reached a new milestone, educating half a million hikers on New York’s tallest mountains in its 29 year history.  The Summit Stewardship Program is a partnership of ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the New READ MORE

ADK and Adirondack 46ers Work Together to Address High Use in the High Peaks Wilderness


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Neil Woodworth, ADK Executive Director, 518-669-0128 Wes Lampman, ADK Chief Operating Officer, 518-523-3480 Julia Goren, ADK Education Director, 518-523-3480 Photo by Seth Jones   Lake George, NY —  June 13, 2018 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) have come together to READ MORE

ADK Fire Tower Challenge Updates for 2018 Hiking Season


If you plan on working on ADK’s Fire Tower Challenge this summer here are a couple of quick updates on some of the fire towers for the upcoming hiking season. Wakely Mt. will remain closed through July. In late 2016, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) engineers inspected READ MORE

ADK Prepared to Educate and Steward the High Peaks this Hiking Season


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is preparing to educate and assist in the stewardship of the Adirondack High Peaks this upcoming hiking season. The upcoming Canadian Victoria Day holiday weekend (May 19-21) unofficially marks the start of the busy hiking season.  The High Peaks region has received a significant increase in READ MORE

High Peaks, High Use: What’s ADK Doing About It?


There’s been a lot of press, especially since Septem­ber 2016, about the ex­ten­sive and significant increase of recreational use in the High Peaks region. Similar problems are occurring in the Catskills. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) Education Programs Manager Seth Jones points out, “This phenomenon is something that ADK has been READ MORE

ADK will Open Johns Brook Lodge this Winter


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) will open Johns Brook Lodge (JBL) to the public this winter for the first time in decades. Caretaker service will be offered at the lodge for up to 10 guests on weekends. Opening the lodge in the winter has been the vision of many dedicated volunteers READ MORE

Leave No Trace Hot Spot Week: Peekamoose Blue Hole


The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer team are partnering with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and regional conservation organizations and businesses, including the Catskill Conservation Corps and READ MORE