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Scientists: Adirondack High Peaks Tract Ecologically Important


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, April 25, 2016 SCIENTISTS: ADIRONDACK HIGH PEAKS TRACT ECOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT ADVOCATES CALL FOR HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL OF PROTECTION Waters, Forests, Wildlife Habitat are Sensitive, Unusual & Remote As Wilderness Would be Safe from Noise, Pollution, Invasive Species NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. – The state’s newest piece of READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Big Slide & Yard Mt. Loop


There are a number of High Peaks that can be accessed from the Garden Trailhead and many of them require a long and strenuous day hike. Big Slide is often hiked as a day hike over the Brothers, but this certainly isn’t the only way to get there. Get the READ MORE

Deer Pond Backcountry Outing


Sunday, July 31 was a beautiful day for a hike and a backcountry paddle. After a leisurely morning with multiple cups of coffee at our Fish Creek Pond Campground site on Square Pond (where we had enjoyed a comfortable overnight), Paul Gallery, my colleague in the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) READ MORE

Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program: Photo Gallery


Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) partnered with the Ausable River Association to offer a Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program this year. Participants, ages 14 to 17, learned about watersheds, developed basic paddling skills, were introduced to basic limnological sampling, compared the water quality of Heart Lake and Mirror Lake, sampled benthic macroinvertebrates READ MORE

Tell Governor Cuomo “Thank You” for Adding the Boreas Ponds Tract to the Adirondack Forest Preserve


Governor Cuomo recently finalized the purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract and instantly added almost 21,000 acres of state land to the Adirondack Park. Boreas Ponds is located between the High Peaks Wilderness area and Dix Mountain Wilderness area and is best suited to be Wilderness too. You can help READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Range Trail


There are a number of High Peaks that can be accessed from the Garden Trailhead and many of them require a long and strenuous day hike. You can lighten your load, shorten your mileage per day, and pack more into your trip by spending a night or two at Johns READ MORE

Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion!


Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion! Invasive Species Awareness Week—I SAW—is July 10 to 16 ALBANY, NY. – The Adirondack Mountain Club is pleased to be participating in the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), which kicks off this Sunday July 10 with events scheduled READ MORE

Have you been to JBL?


Surely anyone working on climbing all the High Peaks has passed by this beautiful building in the woods with its welcoming porch lined with Adirondack chairs. The question is - have you been inside? I’ve been hiking in the High Peaks and a member of ADK for the last 9 READ MORE

First Grant from #507 Fund


Photo by Seth Jones ADK is excited to have received the first grant from the #507 Fund to support the Summit Stewardship Program. The #507 Fund, held at the Adirondack Foundation, was opened in memory of Dr. Edwin Ketchledge to continue his work to protect alpine plants in the READ MORE

ADK Applauds New York State Government Leaders


ADK Applauds New York State Government Leaders in Passing Legislation that Protects and Adds Acreage to the New York State Forest Preserve The New York State Assembly and Senate adjourned early on Saturday, June 18, after many days of negotiations that resulted in sound legislation for the Adirondack and Catskill READ MORE