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Welcome to HikeADKs.com

We welcome you to HikeADKs.com, your personal hiking guide to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.  Firstly we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We have some big changes being made to the website over the next few weeks.

1) We are proud to announce that our site has changed its name to HikeADKs.com. A year ago the site was designed to be the new Adirondack 46ers website and was modeled just for that purpose.  A year has passed and the club has clearly stated that it is happy with it's current site, and in the meantime ADK46.com has fluirished with new hikers giving us raving reviews!  So we're here to stay, just with a different site name.

2) Come January we will be sprucing up the website adding much needed new features and tools, to give all you Adirondack Hikers out there.  So stayed tuned, as the upgrades are completed we'll be sending out updated emails. Most importantly the site will remain completely FREE for all users, and encourage everyone to contribute to the site.

Once again, wishing you all a very merry Christmas! Hope you all have a wonderful time, and hope you all get to venture out in the Adirondack High Peaks this winter.

Happy Hiking!   - -  Eric @ HikeADKs.com
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Bear Vault Update

This message was just posted by the people who make the Bear Vault...  After much discussion in our message forum, we have been learning on how the Bear Vault has been compromised by a bear in the Adirondacks (very smart bears!).  Please read what they have to say...

"Since 10 August a single bear in the Marcy Dam area has learned to open BearVault BV350/3400 models. It does this by pushing in the bump with its incisor tooth and unscrewing the lid. As of today, this bear is the only bear in the US that has managed to open BV350/400s since their introduction in June 2006. However it can open them at will and so BearVaults should not be used in the Marcy Dam area until new lids are available. In an effort to improve our product, test lids were sent to the rangers in the High Peaks area to distribute to hikers who were heading to Marcy Dam. The hope was by giving hikers and rangers test lids, we would increase the chances of getting an interaction of the new lids with this very talented bear. The problems is there were only 12 test lids available. The idea is a hiker would use the test lid and then return it to the rangers along with any information on interactions with bears at Marcy Dam.

If you are one of the hikers with these test lids,please contact us with your experience at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Also, if you are done with the test lid, please pass it on to another hiker who may be going to Marcy Dam (if you know of anyone) or return the lid to the rangers with your input. Input from this testing is crucial for the design of the lids for 2008. The new lids will be backwards compatible with BV350/400 and will be available for a free swapout next spring upon successful testing of these lids with this bear. Your help with this testing will ensure the new lids pass muster with the Marcy Dam bear. So far we have had one report of the Marcy Dam bear attacking the test lids and not getting in.

Thank you for your help.
Jamie and Cindy"

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Fall Foliage '07

The Fall is certainly here and the reports coming in have been loud and clear - the Fall Foliage is here and in full force.  The trees have started their turn giving us reds, yellows, oranges and every color in-between making this season one of the best to visit the beautiful Adirondack State Park.

We at ADK46.com would like to give you an opportunity to show off your photo skills, send in your favorite fall photos from this year, and the winner(s) will have their photo featured right on the home page of the site!  Easiest way would probably be to post the photos up in the photo gallery area, and make sure you drop us an email to alert us of your postings.

Goodluck & Happy Hiking!

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The Mountaineer Teams up with HikeADKs.com

The Mountaineer We're proud at the HikeADKs.com website to announce that our beloved mountaineering store has agreed to give us a hand with future prizes and promotions for our members.  As our site grows we hope to continue to grow our relationship and pass onto you special offers throughout the season. 

We are lucky to such a store located right in the heart of the high peaks, please pop in next time you're in the area or visit their website - www.mountaineer.com . Next time you're in the need for hiking gear, guide books, or renting equipment try them out.

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Tyler hits all 46!

Tyler the 46er
Tyler and his Family on top of Colden
A big round of applause for one of our first and most active members on the site - Tyler Socash completes all 46 peaks in the Adirondack Park.  Please read his trail report of his final mountain (Colden) which he completed with his family last week.

He apparently hasn't had enough just yet, as he has already started his second round of climbing.  Great job Tyler, and we hope to see you out on the trail!