A Jenkins Mountain Visitor Use Survey, a component of the VUM project, found that 100% of 2023 trail users said the experience met or exceeded their expectations.
In this installment of the Wild Thoughts Podcast, Craig McGowan interviews AWA cofounders Pete Nelson and Bill Ingersoll about the importance of wilderness advocacy in the Adirondacks. What is it, and how has it shaped the history of the Adirondack Park?
Mark April 8, 2024 on your calendars, because much of the Adirondack Park will lie within the path of totality for what promises to be a spectacular solar eclipse.
In the second installment of AWA’s “Wild Thoughts Podcast”, Bill Ingersoll, and Pete Nelson discuss the thorny issue of roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. This month the Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comments on the topic of No Material Increase and CP-3 access roads, terms we’re sure are at the tip of everyone’s tongues.
Protecting and expanding remoteness is an AWA core value, and we have several projects underway that specifically challenge the State of New York to better protect remoteness, which is a rare and threatened resource, even in the Adirondack Park.
Ampersand Mountain is a former fire tower summit that now stands guard over the northwestern corner of the High Peaks Wilderness. No tower is needed here for a view, because the bald rock knob that constitutes the summit provides an outstanding vista in all directions.
Hoffman Notch is a noteworthy wilderness, occupying a niche between the high-elevation summits of the High Peaks and the dry, low-elevation slopes of the eastern Adirondacks. Thousands of people may drive past this wilderness every day as they travel the Adirondack Northway between Schroon Lake and North Hudson, but the wilderness itself is lightly trodden.