Trail to forgotten fire tower is a secret worth spreading By Lisa Ballard Loon Lake Mountain (3,279 feet) in the Debar Wild Forest doesn’t exactly roll off most hikers’ tongues as a must-do climb. I hope it never does. It’s one of my … [Read more...] about Return to Loon Lake Mountain
Experts recommend essential gear for winter hiking in the Adirondacks By ZACH LAWRENCE If you're looking to explore Adirondack trails in the winter, it's important to bring along essential gear for personal safety reasons. Adirondack hiker … [Read more...] about What you need for recreating in the winter
Not intent on bagging all 46, a family stops to appreciate the moss By LEIGH HORNBECK We climbed our first High Peak as a family, and now the debate begins: Are we chasing 46? Two summers ago, when my boys Rushton and Devlin were 8 and 6, I … [Read more...] about Who’s counting peaks?
By SARA RUBERG 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 group discussed the issues on July 30 … [Read more...] about Stakeholders discuss High Peaks issues
By NED HALLAHAN Apps have increasingly become a valuable tool that hikers can use to explore the Adirondacks. There are a variety on the market that offer a range of services from highlighting interesting places to recording mileage and elevation … [Read more...] about Hiking apps help but don’t replace maps
By Noelle Connors Explorer Intern Higher elevations in the High Peaks region are expected to be near peak fall foliage colors this weekend (Sept. 23 & 24), although recent warm weather appears to have made them appear less dramatic than … [Read more...] about Fall Foliage Nearing Peak in Higher Elevations