With DEET on our clothes and nets over our heads, we would have forgotten about the mosquitoes if not for our dog’s suffering.
“We’re essentially paying no attention.”
On Aug. 5 at 11:25 p.m., Franklin County 911 transferred a call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch reporting an overdue trail runner on the Deer Pond Trails. The 19-year-old runner from Mexico runs on trails daily but was unfamiliar with this particular trail system.
Nippletop (4,620 feet), the 13th-highest peak in the Adirondack Park, especially intrigued me. A prominent landmark as one drives up the Northway from the south, this silent sentinel always welcomed me back to the High Peaks from trips to Albany and beyond.
Local officials and proponents of other trail projects to benefit cyclists and skiers have fretted that the court’s ruling could block more initiatives.
Leave No Trace travelling trainers will be in the High Peaks for about a week to educate hikers about minimizing their impacts on the environment and protecting themselves while recreating in the backcountry.
The hikers had climbed down to see the waterfall at Hanging Spear Falls and could not get back out.
The state legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit e-bikes on trails in the forest preserve, unless otherwise authorized by state agencies, but would allow them on most roads.
The Department of Environmental Conservation and about 60 stakeholders met to talk about the problems of high traffic that have plagued the high peaks region for the past several years.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation instituted the tree-cutting moratorium in response to a recent court decision in a lawsuit brought by Protect the Adirondacks. Other projects might also be affected.