By PHIL BROWN The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) no longer includes maps in the back of its hiking guidebooks. It partners with National Geographic to produce “Trails Illustrated” maps, which are sold separately (or bundled with the … [Read more...] about New ADK map updates High Peaks Wilderness
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By MIKE LYNCH Hikers value protecting the Adirondack Park’s wild character more than expanding recreation opportunities. That one was one of the key findings in a survey of roughly 1,000 hikers at High Peaks Wilderness region trailheads earlier this … [Read more...] about Survey finds hikers favor wildness over access
By MIKE LYNCH The Adirondack Mountain Club plans to start searching this fall for a new executive director to replace Neil Woodworth when he retires in coming years. “We’re going to be searching for a new executive director and bringing that person … [Read more...] about ADK seeks successor to longtime director Woodworth
By MIKE VIRTANEN Some environmentalists want more active state oversight of the 781,000 acres of privately owned timberlands in the Adirondacks that are governed by conservation easements with New York. The Adirondack Council said easements have … [Read more...] about Environmental groups want more oversight of easements
By Michael Virtanen Owners of a thirty-mile rail line in the central Adirondacks who sparked controversy by storing dozens of empty tank cars on the tracks say they’re losing money and want to get out. Iowa Pacific Holdings President Ed Ellis … [Read more...] about Iowa Pacific seeks to sell Tahawus rail line
Men continue to dominate leadership posts in Adirondack conservation groups, but change is in the air By OLIVIA DYWER Julia Goren stands atop 5,344-foot Mount Marcy, a forest-green name tag pinned to her short-sleeve khaki button-down shirt. Her … [Read more...] about Where are the women?