Monarchs have been a common sight this summer in the Adirondacks as their numbers are apparently up this year compared to recent years.
Leave No Trace travelling trainers will be in the High Peaks for about a week to educate hikers about minimizing their impacts on the environment and protecting themselves while recreating in the backcountry.
The state legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit e-bikes on trails in the forest preserve, unless otherwise authorized by state agencies, but would allow them on most roads.
This photo gallery contains images taken in the last 10 days for upcoming issues of the Adirondack Explorer.
Publisher Tracy Ormsbee and I hiked Mount Marcy to meet up with volunteer summit steward Mary Lamb, who will be featured in the Trailblazer column of September issue of the Explorer. Above are some photos from that trip.
The Adirondack Council says that an analysis of High Peaks trails it funded has found that more than half of 300 miles of trails studied failed to meet modern design standards.
DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights The following forest ranger missions took place between July 1-7 and were provided by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Town of Lexington Greene County Documenting Trail Conditions: On July 1, Forest Ranger Christine Nelson and Lt. David Pachan assisted DEC Natural Resource Planner Pine Roehrs and SUNY ESF intern Alexandrea Rice in collecting trail condition data on two trail-less peaks in the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area on Sherill and North Dome mountains. The crew was documenting the conditions of the herd path networks in DEC Regions 3 and 4. Due to intensifying use of these >>More
Located at the northern end of Lake George, Cook Mountain Preserve is one of the 11 preserves owned by the Conservancy. The preserve was originally established in 1990, when the Delano family donated 176 acres. It was expanded another 18 acres by a donation from the Boyles five years later.
Photos from Cook Mountain, a small mountain that offers great views of Lake George and mountains in Vermont.
Adirondack Foothills Trails Alliance has been working to increase mountain biking opportunities in Old Forge, including on the slopes of McCauley Mountain.