ADIRONDACK BACKCOUNTRY ADVISORY
Please be advised that due to recent heavy rains the following conditions exist in the backcountry of the Adirondacks:
- Water levels are high in streams, rivers, ponds and lakes.
- Low water crossings may not be accessible
- Trails along waterways, and in low areas, may be flooded.
- All trails are muddy and puddled.
- Additional blowdown, down or bent over trees and limbs, may be found on trails.
Hikers and campers should be have rain gear, appropriate foot wear, and waterproof storage for all gear and clothing.
Don’t hike or camp alone, and provide your travel plans and Forest Ranger emergency contact number with someone at home.
Be aware of your abilities and surrounding conditions and be willing to turn back if conditions exceed your abilities.
The Moose River Plains is CLOSED to motor vehicles until sometime next week due to road flooding and washouts.
Conditions are SEVERE in Fulton County and southern Hamilton County, roads and trails are flooded and washed out. Hikers and campers are advised to not enter the backcountry in this area; reschedule activities for a future date when conditions have improved.
Courtesy of NYS DEC