The following are forest ranger actions from August 12-18. The information is provided by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Town of Keene Essex County Wilderness Rescue: On August 12 at 12:11 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a man reporting that his wife had a non-weight bearing ankle injury on the side of Little Porter Mountain. The injury occurred when she and two others went off the hiking trail. Coordinates provided by Essex County 911 placed the hikers just over a half-mile from where they started their hike in Keene Valley. Forest Rangers Robbi Mecus, Kevin Burns, >>More
The Garden parking lot in Keene Valley will remain closed until at least late September.
With DEET on our clothes and nets over our heads, we would have forgotten about the mosquitoes if not for our dog’s suffering.
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.
The plan is to help disperse High Peaks crowds and preserve trails and natural resources by providing an alternative entry to the popular mountains, OSI president and CEO Kim Elliman said.
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.
Adirondack Foothills Trails Alliance has been working to increase mountain biking opportunities in Old Forge, including on the slopes of McCauley Mountain.
Hikers looking to tackle the new Mount Van Hoevenberg East Trail should expect a significant detour through crosscountry skiing trails due to construction at the nearby Olympic sports facilities.
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.