In light of the dramatic rescue of two young people in the Adirondack High Peaks this week, we need to be mindful of the incredibly fierce weather conditions that occur in the mountains of New York.
Over the next week, the high summits in both the Adirondacks and Catskills will have some of the most extreme conditions this season. With high temperatures as low as -13 degrees and wind chills of almost -50 it may just be best to stay off the alpine summits.
In any case, if you do decide to venture out remember to be prepared, understand winter hiking, and know your trip plan, share it with others, sign registers, and know the weather. Remember when climbing high summits, have a turnaround time. Going up is optional, coming down is a must.
The forecast for Algonquin and Slide Mountains
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.