DEC Issues Adirondack High Peak Hiking Advisory

If you were looking to celebrate Spring in the Adirondacks, this message is for you.

With hikers itching to get out and hit the trails, the State DEC is putting out an advisory to be cautious and postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet until the high elevation trails have dried and hardened. Some of the backcountry trails in the highest spots are still covered in slowly melting ice and snow. 

Steep trails with thin soils can become a mix of ice and mud as the ice melts and frost leaves the ground, making the trails slippery and vulnerable to erosion by hikers.

For more information on backcountry conditions in the Adirondacks CLICK HERE

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