About Melissa Hart

Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor, combined with work for nonprofits. As the Explorer's digital editor, she serves as editor of Adirondack Almanack.(com) and helps manage the Explorer's website. When not online, she enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats. Sign up for Melissa’s newsletter

Reader Interactions


  1. Ray Henrikson says

    I have hiked at Dippikill a couple of times and Have liked the area. Too bad the actions of a few have closed it to the public.

  2. Shane A Holmes says

    At a time when many organizations are trying to solve the overcrowding in the High Peaks region and providing alternative hikes, this seems to be a lazy effort at combating a few bad apples. I have hiked just about everywhere in the park but this is one place I have yet to venture into.

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