New route is more gradual; seen as model for future trail work By Tim Rowland Over the decades, many people’s first impression of an Adirondack hike has been Mount Jo, a tiny little peak with a great big view, located only a few steps from the … [Read more...] about ADK makes progress with Mount Jo trail refresh
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At trailheads and summits around the Northeast, stewards provide some words and a welcome By Gwendolyn Craig Stephanie Ley looked like she had just heard a sour note. The 32-year-old watched one hiker after another weave through the trees at … [Read more...] about Stewards point the way
Managers expand parking and shuttles to deal with busy hiking destinations By Gwendolyn Craig John DeVivo has had it with hikers. Their cars clog up the roads and parking lots of Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire, 600 to 800 … [Read more...] about How successful park shuttles could be an example for the Adirondacks
As mountain communities grapple with how to best manage increase in visitors, Explorer looks to how other places are dealing By Gwendolyn Craig The Mountain Wanderer book and map store on the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire shuttered for … [Read more...] about Has any park gotten it right? Can we?
DEC addresses Route 73 parking stakes at town meeting By Tim Rowland Controversial delineators put in to prevent parking on State Route 73 in Keene Valley may not be permanent, depending on the results of an ongoing experiment to manage an … [Read more...] about Keene residents, officials weigh in on parking situation
By Tim Rowland Someone who was apparently displeased with the state decision to cordon off parking areas on Route 73 to hiker traffic vandalized a section of “delineators,” metal pickets that were pounded into the pavement last month to prevent … [Read more...] about Parking stakes damaged, then repaired