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September, 2017

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Sept 14)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND FOLIAGE REPORT: The trees are beginning to change color, and the fall foliage season has begun, especially in the High Peaks and cooler mountain valleys. There is currently about 10% change in the High Peaks; 5-10% at mid-elevation areas; and <3% at lower elevations in the Central and Southern Adirondacks, including the Lake >>More


September, 2017

30s Summit Wind Chills, Rain: Current Adirondack Conditions (Sept 7)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND FOLIAGE REPORT: A few leaves are just beginning to show a little more color, and the fall foliage season will start in next week or so in the higher elevations and sheltered valleys in the High Peaks. There is currently about <5% change in the High Peaks. And <2% at mid-elevation areas, and <1% >>More


August, 2017

Summit Windchill 30s Friday: Adirondacks Labor Day Weekend Outdoor Conditions


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Send observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND BUSY HOLIDAY WEEKEND: This is one of the busiest weekends in the Adirondacks, and will be especially so due to good weather expected for the first half of this Labor Day Weekend. Expect to encounter many people on trails and waterways, especially in the High Peaks and Lake George areas. Popular campsites will fill by early Friday evening and >>More


August, 2017

Current Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Conditions (Aug 24)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Send observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE: Abide by the Leave No Trace Principles when recreating in the Adirondacks Park. BUSY SEASON: This is the busiest time in the Adirondacks, and will especially so due to good weather expected this weekend. Expect to encounter many people on trails and waterways. Most popular interior campsites fill by Friday evening and popular trailhead parking lots reach capacity early on weekends. Seek recreational opportunities in >>More


August, 2017

Current Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Conditions (Aug 17)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Send observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE: Abide by the Leave No Trace Principles when recreating in the Adirondacks Park. BUSY SEASON: This is the busiest time in the Adirondacks. Expect to encounter many people on trails and waterways. Most popular interior campsites fill by Friday evening and popular trailhead parking lots reach capacity early on weekends. Seek recreational opportunities in lesser used areas of the Adirondacks. Hikes Outside the High Peaks >>More


August, 2017

Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Conditions This Weekend (Aug 10-13)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Send observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE: Abide by the Leave No Trace Principles when recreating in the Adirondacks Park. BUSY SEASON: This is the busiest time in the Adirondacks. Most popular interior campsites fill by Friday evening and popular trailhead parking lots reach capacity early on weekends. Expect to encounter many people on the trails and waterways. Seek out recreational opportunities in lesser used areas of the Adirondacks. Hikes Outside the >>More


August, 2017

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions Report (Aug 3)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Send observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE: Abide by the Leave No Trace Principles when recreating in the Adirondacks Park. BUSY SEASON: This is the busiest time in the Adirondacks. Most popular interior campsites fill by Friday evening and popular trailhead parking lots reach capacity early on weekends. Expect to encounter many people on the trails and waterways. Seek out recreational opportunities in lesser used areas of the Adirondacks. Hikes Outside the High >>More


July, 2017

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions Report (July 27)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Send observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE: Abide by the Leave No Trace Principles when recreating in the Adirondacks Park. BUSY SEASON: This is the busiest time in the Adirondacks. Most popular interior campsites fill by Friday evening and popular trailhead parking lots reach capacity early on weekends. Expect to encounter many people on the trails and waterways. Seek out recreational opportunities in lesser used areas of the Adirondacks. Hikes Outside the High >>More


July, 2017

DEC Warns Of High Bear Activity In Dix Mountain Wilderness


DEC has warned campers and hikers that black bears have been active stealing food from campers, hikers, and rock climbers in two locations in the Dix Mountain Wilderness. Campers and hikers are encouraged to keep all food, toiletries, and garbage in a bear resistant canister to avoid attracting black bears. Campers are also advised to avoid cooking and eating after dark. Prepare and eat food away from the tent site. If approached by a bear, do not give it food. Make noise and try to scare it away. Call the DEC Regional Wildlife Office at (518) 897-1291 to report encounters with bears. >>More


July, 2017

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions Report (July 20)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Send observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE: Abide by the Leave No Trace Principles when recreating in the Adirondacks Park. BUSY SEASON: This is the busiest time in the Adirondacks. Most popular interior campsites fill by Friday evening and popular trailhead parking lots reach capacity early on weekends. Expect to encounter many people on the trails and waterways. Seek out recreational opportunities in lesser used areas of the Adirondacks. Hikes Outside the High >>More