A month after Tropical Storm Irene blew through the region, several hiking trails in the High Peaks remain closed. David Winchell, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said no new trails would reopen this weekend.
The following are still closed:
Southside Trail from the Garden in Keene Valley to the ranger outpost on Johns Brook.
The Deer Brook Trail from Route 73 to Snow Mountain.
Cold Brook Trail between Lake Colden and Indian Pass.
The trail from Elk Lake to Panther Gorge.
The trail over the Colvin Range from Blake Peak to Pinnacle and beyond.
Most trails in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve are open. Still closed are the carry trail between Upper Ausable Lake and Lower Ausable Lake and all trails originating near the upper lake. Also closed are the first two crossover trails between the East River Trail and the West River Trail.
Winchell said DEC has cleared blowdown from most of the trails that have been reopened, but hikers may encounter erosion and flooding.