People driving between Keene and Lake Placid can see dramatic evidence of Tropical Storm Irene: a slide scar in the drainage between the two Cascade Lakes. The large waterfall in this drainage has always been visible—it accounts for the lakes’ … [Read more...] about Climbing the Cascade Mountain slide
Just in time for the weekend, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has reopened a number of trails that will give hikers easier access to several High Peaks. All had been closed since August 29, the day after Tropical Storm Irene passed … [Read more...] about DEC reopens more routes to High Peaks
By now, many hikers have heard that Tropical Storm Irene triggered numerous slides in the eastern High Peaks, most notably in the Great Range and the MacIntyre Range and on Mount Colden. The western High Peaks did not receive as much rain, and so … [Read more...] about New slide on Seward?
Hikers going to Avalanche Lake might be tempted to explore the new slide in Avalanche Pass. It starts right off the trail, ascends for a full mile, and offers wide vistas that take in a dozen or so High Peaks. However, it is considerably more … [Read more...] about New Adirondack slide is challenging
The Lake Road in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve has reopened to the public to give hikers access to trails to the summits of Nippletop and Dial Mountain, two of the High Peaks, in the Dix Mountain Wilderness. However, trails to the Colvin Range … [Read more...] about Nippletop trails reopen
The state will either reconstruct the bridge at Marcy Dam or build a new one nearby, but the project likely won't be done before winter, according to Tom Martin, regional forester for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Martin said … [Read more...] about DEC ponders options to replace Marcy Dam bridge