The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet until high elevation trails have dried and hardened. As snow and ice continue to melt at high elevations, steep trails can pose a danger to hikers due to thick ice and deep, rotten snow. Thin soils are susceptible to erosion and sensitive alpine vegetation can be easily damaged. [Read more…] about DEC Issues Adirondack Mud Season Trails Advisory
Sentinel Range Wilderness Area
These three ponds are located in the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area, in North Elba, Essex County, and offer excellent loop opportunities, and provides views of the scenic wilderness ponds, their picturesque shorelines and 3,616-foot Stewart Mountain and 3,892-foot Kilburn Mountain.
There are two trails that lead into the area and either can be used to create a 3.5-mile loop hike along a well-traveled trail to the three ponds. [Read more…] about Featured Adirondack Hike: Owen, Copperas, and Winch Ponds