Alpha Guide: Mount Colden’s Trap Dike in Winter

Mild technical climbing, remote and rugged terrain, and spectacular Adirondack High Peak views make the Trap Dike a classic Northeast winter ascent. Climbing the Trap Dike in winter—a great route for climbers looking for an adventure in a more remote, alpine setting—makes for an unforgettable experience. The approach is mellow but long, and the climb is technically simple yet committing....

Alpha Guide: MacIntyre Range in Winter

Get views for days on this three-peak traverse that includes the Adirondacks' second-tallest. The MacIntyre Range has it all: stiff climbs, a frozen waterfall, scrambling, and more than enough incredible views to keep you enjoying it from the second you step on the trail to the moment you return to the parking lot. While it's certainly not the longest hike out there, the elevation gain you’ll...

Checklist: 52 goEast New Year’s Resolutions

Making outdoor-themed New Year’s resolutions is easy. Following through? Now that’s hard, especially when you don’t know where to get started. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered, with 52 suggested outdoor activities—straight from the goEast archives—to help turn your resolution into a weekly reality. Here’s to making 2018 the best year yet. Courtesy: @peterkbrandon Winter ...

The Top 8 360-Degree Adirondack High Peak Views

You'll see a lot of things from the top of an Adirondack High Peak—endless summits, gray slides scarring mountainsides, alpine lakes, and deep gouging passes. But, aside from the stray ski jump peaking up above the thick carpet of trees, one thing you won't see much of is civilization. More than any other range in the Northeast, the Adirondacks are alone, set far away from the region's cities...

5 Tips for Introducing a Newbie to the Adirondack High Peaks

For many of us, one of our biggest passions is peak-bagging in the Adirondacks or winter hiking in the Presidential Range, and there are few feelings better than sharing that with a co-worker, family member, or new love interest. But unfortunately, many of these newbies think hiking is like strolling through the neighborhood mall or sticking to the tame trails at the local park, which we all...