Alpine Botany Tour on Whiteface Mt.
Thank you for your interest in an Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) guided alpine botany tour.
Health insurance is required to participate in this program.
This guided tour on Whiteface Mt. (elevation 4,867’) is designed especially for nature lovers who have an interest in learning about alpine ecology and botany in an accessible way. Instead of hiking to the top, this program will utilize the Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway and the 27-story elevator to arrive at the summit. Our journey into New York State’s rarest ecosystem will be led by ADK’s Naturalist Trip Leader, Ryan Nerp. During his tenure as a Summit Steward from 2016-2018 and as the Dr. Norton Miller Botany Steward in 2019, Ryan made hundreds of trips into New York’s alpine zone to educate the public, identify plants, and to conduct research. We will be meeting at 9am and riding to the summit together in an ADK passenger van (the toll road fee is included in your registration). Be prepared for an educational tour instead of a peak bagging pursuit. Throughout the day we will discuss low-impact travel, locate alpine plants, and enjoy the rich natural history of the Adirondacks.
No prior hiking experience is necessary. However, proper clothing and proper equipment are a must.
ADK members receive a 10% discount on programs and lodging. To reserve lodging at the Adirondak Loj, please call the Adirondack Mountain Club at (518) 523-3441 or book online.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Mary Glynn, ADK’s Outdoor Skills Coordinator, at (518) 523-3480 x 111 or by email at email@example.com
We look forward to meeting you. Come prepared to learn and to have fun!
Minimum age: 12