UPDATE: We recently learned this closure is NOT taking place as scheduled. No need to detour! More info when we learn more!
Traffic flow and trailhead access on Route 73 – the main artery connecting Keene Valley to Lake Placid, and providing hikers and climbers with direct access to popular areas in Cascade Pass including Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff Mountains and Pitchoff Walls – will be impacted by construction slated to occur during the month of May.
The key dates are as follows:
- From Wednesday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 22, traffic will be restricted to alternating one-way flows. Expect delays traveling on Route 73 during this time.
- From 6 a.m. Saturday, May 11 through 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Route 73 will be CLOSED. A signed detour route will be in place during this time.
Note: The following trailhead parking areas will be CLOSED during the entire construction period (May 1-May 22): Stagecoach Road, Cascade Mountain and Pitchoff Mountain.
Rock climbing season has arrived in the Adirondack Park! Many of our favorite cliffs are nesting sites for peregrine falcons, an endangered species in New York state. At the beginning of the season, the Department of Environmental Conservation closes whole or large portions of cliffs where peregrine falcons have regularly nested in the past.
You can find the most recent cliff closure report here.
The Second Edition has arrived at The Mountaineer!
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The Adirondack Slide Guide, Second Edition, is here! Haas has expanded upon the original Slide Guide with new aerial photos of landslide scars created by Tropical Storm Irene, which caused widespread damage throughout the Adirondack region in the summer of 2011. This updated edition also adds photos of the Sentinel Range, Wilmington Range and Moose Mountain, among others. Get your copy now and start planning for next ski season!
Don’t miss this chance to meet legendary climber and author Fred Beckey when he visits The Mountaineer on Sunday, March 17th from 3-5 p.m to meet and greet fellow climbers, share stories and sign his recent book, “Fred Beckey’s 100 Favorite North American Climbs.” Fred has recorded more first ascents than any other North American climber and is still climbing strong at the age of 90! This event is free and open to the public.
Fred will cap off his visit to the Adirondacks with movies and photos showcasing his favorite climbs at The Northwood School in Lake Placid on Monday, March 18th, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. More information is available here.