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DEC Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Bulletin
January 3, 2019
Have a safe and enjoyable outdoor recreational experience on the lands and waters of the Adirondacks. Properly plan and prepare for your outdoor adventure. Minimize the impact on the mountains and forests, rivers and brooks, ponds and lakes, and the wildlife of the Adirondacks.
Check the Backcountry Information for the Adirondacks [ http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7865.html ] web pages for more detailed information on access, outdoor recreation infrastructure, and conditions for those planning to recreate in the Adirondacks. This bulletin provides only the most recent notices.
*Emergency Situations:* If you get lost or injured, keep calm and stay put. If you have cell service, call the DEC Forest Ranger Emergency Dispatch, 518-891-0235.
Winter is a great time to get outdoors. The cold, crisp air is exhilarating. There are no biting insects, and there are fewer people on the trails. The quiet and solitude are remarkable and most enjoyable. You can find more information on winter hiking safety [ http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112826.html ] and what to pack on our website.
Watch a video about winter hiking safety tips [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epr0PyTgQQE&feature=youtu.be ].
For more information on winter hiking safety, preparedness, trail conditions, and trip ideas, follow the NYSDEC Adventure Adirondacks [ https://www.facebook.com/groups/2116196351756048/ ] group on Facebook.