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Short for the Department of Environmental Protection of New York City

Short for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Short for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Two mountains that make sense to climb together in one outing.

A close enough peak is a mountain with a summit on private land that you can get close enough by traversing public land without asking landowner permission. This generally means getting within a 20-40′ contour line and about 0.25-miles. At that point, you can call it a climb.

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!

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