Addressing the need for hiker information

This summer, Explorer staff visited trailheads in the High Peaks region to see trailhead stewards interacting with hikers and experience first-hand the benefits they provide.

I visited Cascade Mountain, where the Adirondack 46ers can be found, and the trailhead parking area at the Adirondack Mountain Club’s High Peaks Information Center.

Meanwhile, intern Kris Parker went to Marcy Field and The Garden Parking area in Keene and made the video below featuring Keene Supervisor Joe Pete Wilson.

By checking out the photos in the gallery at the top of this post, you can learn more about what trailhead stewards are doing in the High Peaks region, in addition to what organizations are doing to secure more permanent visitors centers.

If you’re interested in meeting a trailhead steward, they’ll be finishing up their season on October 11.

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Franconia Notch State Park and White Mountain National Forest staff educate hikers at the Falling Waters trailhead. Photo by Gwendolyn Craig

Read about how trailhead stewards and other education programs have significantly reduced the number of incidents at national parks across the country.

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