Stewards help prepare visitors for the trail, said Zoe Smith, deputy director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute. They are available during peak hiking times to answer any questions people have about the length and strenuousness of hikes,
Photos by Mike Lynch of North Country Community College students in the midst of a monthlong backcountry trip through the Adirondacks.
On a Tuesday morning hike to the top of Blueberry Mountain that spilled into the early afternoon, I encountered only two pairs of hikers.
A key gateway to the High Peaks will reopen to motor vehicles on Friday. The popular Garden parking lot in Keene Valley has been closed since the spring due to a bridge replacement project on Johns Brook Lane.
The project is taking longer than expected because of the care needed to construct a trail that must stand up to so many hikers.
It’s all in a day’s work for the Adirondack Mountain Club professional trail crew, but this week is special, a chance for all the women on the crew to work together, to celebrate their working lives in the woods.
Departing from Waterfront Park in Northville, on the southern edge of the Adirondacks, they began what would be a meandering, 550-mile loop around the park. There would be hours after hours spent cruising down roads, bouncing over trails, dragging loaded bikes over rocks and fallen logs. Only half the riders would finish.
Last Friday the state Department of Environmental Conservation opened Gulf Brook Road as far as the Four Corners near LaBier Flow, allowing the public to drive to within a mile of Boreas Ponds.
The following are forest ranger actions that took place between September 2 and September 8. The information was provided by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
A new hiker shuttle will run between Lake Placid and Wilmington this fall as part of the continuing effort to divert people from popular High Peaks.