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.
Wild Thoughts Podcast #2: A Road is a Road
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 Remoteness: AWA at the Adirondack Sports Summer Expo
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.
A Road is a Road—Any Questions?
Wild Thoughts Podcast #1: Remoteness
In the inaugural installment of AWA’s “Wild Thoughts Podcast”, some of our founding members discuss one of the most important attributes of wilderness: Remoteness.
EXPLORE! Ampersand Mountain
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.
EXPLORE! Bailey and Marion Ponds: A Study in Contrasts
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.
EXPLORE! John & Clear Pond Loop
Today, John Pond and its valley are the setting of a relatively short and easy hike. The lean-to near the pond’s outlet provides views of the rocky ridge that snuggles against the western shore, and the trail follows the course of the road that once led through the Little Canada settlement.
EXPLORE! County Line Lake
The destination is a shallow pond that falls along the boundary of Fulton and Hamilton counties, hence its name.
Beginning with the 2022-2023 winter season, the Jenkins Mountain Open Woods Ski Zone is open to backcountry skiers! These trails represent the first officially-maintained backcountry ski zone in the Adirondacks outside of Gore and Whiteface.
Lake George: A Mill Pond
If one looks back to the first years of the twentieth century, at Lake George, it is pretty obvious that an epic power struggle emerged between those who were eager to build roads and expand commercial operations at Ticonderoga, versus various far-sighted, preservation-minded individuals and organizations who wanted to keep the lake as peaceful and quiet as possible.
EXPLORE! Russian Lake
What if a large lake stood between you and the trail you wanted to hike? That is exactly the situation at Big Moose in the western Adirondacks.