Intern Amy Harff looks at whether smartphones should be an essential item for backcountry users, given how commonly they are used by people who recreate.
Paul Smith’s College plans a two-stage trail improvement project that would turn the center’s cross-country ski trails into a competition-class venue that college officials hope can attract would-be Olympians to enroll.
A group of snowshoers led by guide Elizabeth Lee look for animal tracks in the snow near Pok-o-moonshine.
Forest rangers, Adirondack Mountain Club stewards and educators, and the Adirondack 46ers’ volunteer trailhead stewards will promote proper planning and preparation through direct conversations with hikers at the High Peaks Information Center, trailheads and on the trails.
The Adirondack Land Trust said it paid $160,000 to the Brassel and Zack families and the Brassel estate for 250 acres on Moxham Mountain, between Minerva and North Creek.
Recreationists can trigger avalanches when there is deep snow on steep slopes. While much of the steep open slopes are in the High Peaks, avalanche-prone terrain is found on mountains throughout the Adirondacks, including Snowy Mountain in Hamilton County.
The Dippikill Wilderness Retreat is the largest student-owned natural preserve in the country. It has belonged to the Student Association of the University at Albany since 1956, on a back road in the highlands of the Town of Thurman.
As we head into a new year, the Adirondack Explorer looks back at the most popular online stories of 2018. Hikers love a patch challenge and the Saranac 6ers is a favorite. The Explorer republished a 2013 story about the challenge and it became one of the most-read of the year. Hikers who climb all six peaks earn a patch and the right to ring the 6er bell at downtown Saranac Lake’s Berkeley Green. Read the story here.
When climbing the Trap Dike, hikers can expect to see scenery of other summits in the high peaks including Iriquois, Algonquin, Wright, Marshall, and Santanonis.
The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.