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Adirondack Explorer

July, 2019

When is it OK to stack rocks on the trail?


bates cairn in Acadia

Once used to mark the way, cairns nowadays often are seen as monuments to the ego and a blight on the wild landscape.


July, 2019

Trap Dike is an exhilarating, potentially risky scramble


Will Roth

It’s more than a hike. Some might call it a scramble, but that seems to undersell the risks. On the other hand, calling it a rock climb makes it seem more difficult than it is.




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