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New Personal Message System Installed

*** Quick note to all our members. Just installed a great little module on the site that allows all of you to more easily communicate with each other. It allows you to click on anyone's name, and shoot them a quick instant message.  You will notice on your home page on the right side is a "Private Message" area where you will receive emails.   Also a link to "Send Emails" is found under your User Menu, giving you the ability to send and receive messages.

I think people will find this most convenient if you wish to shoot a quick message to someone on the site.  Aside from that we've also enabled "Connections", so next time you're viewing someone's profile you can add them as your friend.  Then all of your friends will be listed under your profile making it easy for you to email, instant message, or view their profile.

Please send us feed back on these new features, we hope you like them!

Missing hikers rescued from mountain

"The search teams that found two men atop a mountain in Franconia Notch had spent nearly six hours breaking trail to the summit, making their way through darkness, deep snow and howling winds.

The two men had planned a day hike Sunday up to the summit of Mount Lafayette, a nine-mile loop up the Falling Waters Trail and down the Bridal Path. Although Sunday morning started out clear, snow and winds blew into the notch by late morning.

Goss said the two had good gear and that Frederickson had winter hiking experience. Osborne was described to officials as a novice winter hiker. But they did not have snowshoes or adequate gear for the extreme conditions, which included subzero temperatures and winds of more than 60 mph.

The two were found near each other, about 200 feet north of the intersection of Falling Waters and the Franconia Ridge trails. Frederickson, officials said, was lying near the trail, his back still on his back, unresponsive. Osborne was found a short distance away, near some scrub trees.

Osborne was lifted off the mountain at 8:50 p.m. and Frederickson was flown off at 9:35 p.m. Both were taken to Littleton Hospital, where Frederickson was pronounced dead. Osborne was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. His condition was not available."

Read the Full Article - Union Leader Newspaper

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Grace Peak Proposal Gaining Momentum

Adirondack Forty-Sixers’ Grace Peak Proposal Gaining Momentum
A groundswell has been building for several years to name two peaks in the Dix Range after two people who had a defining influence on hiking and outdoor recreation in the High Peaks. The Grace Peak Committee of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers is leading the initiative to name East Dix “Grace Peak” in honor of Grace Hudowalski, and South Dix “Carson Peak” in honor of Russell M.L. (Russ) Carson. Grace Hudowalski #9 was one of the founders, first president, and for decades Historian of the Forty-Sixers of Troy and their successor, today’s Forty-Sixers. Russ Carson wrote the first history and trail guide to the region, “Peaks and People of the Adirondacks”, was a charter member and early president of the ADK, and devoted much effort to researching, preserving, and promoting the responsible enjoyment of the Adirondack Mountains.  The path to formal name approval by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names is long and arduous, and success depends on strong local and regional support. Information about the proposal, biographies of Grace and Russ, details of upcoming events (including locations and times), and a status report on progress can be viewed at the Grace Peak Proposal Website .

 --- Kevin MacKenzie passed this link and information onto us, sounds like a great idea! We'll try to track the progress of this committee and see if they succeed in this good cause.


Our 300th Member - Congrats James!

The Mountaineer awards Prize
Congrats - James our 300th Member!
James from Sodus, NY is our Lucky #300 - On January 30th, 12:05am the HikeADKs site hit 300 registered members. Just happens that a fellow named James is our lucky winner, to celebrate our 300th - we thought it would be fitting to present him with an Adirondack High Peaks Guide Book presented by the great folks at The Mountaineer of Keene Valley, NY.

We are happy to welcome all the new hikers out there - HikeADKs.com


HikeADKs New Logo

HikeADKs New Logo
We're proud to showcase our new HikeADKs.com logo!  Felt it was time to put something together that will be easily distinguishable and can use on some of the different pages on the site.  Come Summer and Fall I'm thinking of having 4 variations for each season... But for now it's winter and we can enjoy the snow capped Adirondack mountains.

Also updated the main header image at the top of the site from our last Table Top climb on January 26th. Nice winter view of Colden and Algonquin, enjoy!  That's all for now, Happy Trails!  - - Eric